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Yet another British woman has joined the "Fifty Shades of Grey" filmmaking team. Author E.L. James announced on her Twitter feed that Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct the adaptation of the steamy romance novel for Universal Pictures and Focus Features....
AUSTIN, Texas — In Neil Gaiman's passport case, on a scrap of paper beside his green card, are two verses of an unfinished work called "Pirate Stew." "I assume it's for kids," Gaiman said. "But it's only two verses... and it just sits there, and...
The Liverpool-bred writer-director Terence Davies is best known for deeply felt, meticulously controlled reveries "The Long Day Closes" and "Distant Voices, Still Lives" and the gorgeous personal essay "Of Time and the City." Now 66, he sees the past...
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Like most alleged love-it-or-hate-it propositions, the new film version of "Anna Karenina" is neither. Rather, it's a half-success — a baldly conceptual response to the Leo Tolstoy novel, with a heavy theatrical framework placed around the narrative...
British director Joe Wright has become a known commodity in Hollywood for coaxing stylish yet substantive literary adaptations such as “Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice” and “Anna Karenina” onto the screen. His next...
Here's a Day 2 recap from the Toronto International Film Festival. Everybody sees a different slate of movies each day here. Friday went this way: After the gamer-oriented slaughter of “Dredd 3D,” the fanciful and tricksy theatrics of director...
In "Argo," one of the leanest satisfactions of this year's massive Toronto International Film Festival, director and star Ben Affleck anchors a movie based on the true story about how Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez faked his way into...
Writer-director Andrea Arnold made "Red Road" and "Fish Tank," two frank and exceptional portraits of emotionally isolated young women hurtling, dangerously, into their futures. These character studies, set in Scotland and England, respectively,...
Of the ballet choreographers making narrative works for major stages, Russian Romantic Boris Eifman is virtually the only one totally in touch with the 21st century. Look at his two-act, biographical "Rodin," which came to Segerstrom Center for the Arts...
Saoirse (pronounced SIR-sha, "like inertia") Ronan plays an alien and a human in the same body in the new romantic sci-fi film "The Host," based on a book by "Twilight" series author Stephenie Meyer. Ronan, who turns 19 in April, is already a seasoned...
To call the latest screen version of the classic Leo Tolstoy novel a "staging" is literal, since director Joe Wright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard present it as an actual production on a stage. Keira Knightley reteams with "Pride and Prejudice"...
Channel Guide MagazineAmong this week's new releases are a couple of literary classics (Anna Karenina and Atlas Shrugged), a real-life action adventure story about a fake movie crew (Argo) and a look at real movie director and his wife (Hitchcock). There's Fun Size, about a...
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