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The Sex Pistols Play in Dallas’ Longhorn Ballroom; Next Show Is Merle Haggard (1978)

“Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious were both punched in the face by girl fans as the Sex Pistols performed today deep in the heart of Texas.” That was …

Watch: 'Father of Independent Cinema' John Cassavetes Shares His Philosophy on Film

John Cassavetes started his career as an actor, most notably in <i>Rosemary's Baby,</i> but ended up becoming one of the catalysts for independent filmmaking …

'Six Kinds of Light': Rare Documentary Illuminates Stanley Kubrick's Legendary DP

You might not think of this man when you hear Stanley Kubrick's name. Here's why you should.<p>For all his legendary autocratic tendencies, Stanley …

Get Inspired By Stanley Kubrick's Rare 'Notes on Filmmaking'

In 1960 Stanley Kubrick was still early in his career, but he already had clear <i></i>thoughts on the art of filmmaking. We can learn from this rare glimpse …

Big Coal dealt a big blow: Montanans shut down largest mine in North America

Through civil disobedience, local communities have defeated a company once thought invincible. This is their story<p>Montana communities won a victory against one of the world’s biggest coal companies earlier this month, when Arch Coal abandoned the Otter Creek mine – the largest proposed new coal …

The Suns and Kobe Story: Part One

<b>KOBE AND THE SUNS:</b> <b>Part One</b> | Part Two | Part Three<p>Twenty years ago, the Suns wanted to draft Kobe Bryant.<p>Phoenix held the 15th overall pick in the …

The 21 best heist movies ever, ranked

There's something about a good heist movie that makes a moviegoing experience perfect.<p>With the high stakes and the top-shelf actors and directors who seem to gravitate to the genre, when it's done right, it can be a thrilling cinematic experience.<p>With this week's "Triple 9" — about dirty cops …

R.I.P. Jean Rabier, French New Wave cinematographer

Jean Rabier, one of the great cinematographers of the French New Wave, has died. A multi-talented figure who was as comfortable in eye-searing color …

“I Would Love To Have Al Pacino Rip Snorting Through My Dialogue”: 30-Minute Talk With Quentin Tarantino And More

"I Would Love To Have Al Pacino Rip Snorting Through My Dialogue": 30-Minute Talk With Quentin Tarantino And More<p><b>Quentin Tarantino</b>‘s “<b>The Hateful</b> …

Alejandro G. Iñárritu: Hollywood's King of Pain

Late one afternoon in November, only two days after wrapping up final post-production tweaks on his sixth film, <i>The Revenant,</i> the director Alejandro …

'A World Unseen' Takes You Behind the Scenes of 'The Revenant'

The pre-Oscar hype continues.<p>Leonardo DiCaprio has already gone on record saying that Alejandro González Iñárritu’s <i>The Revenant</i> is the most difficult film of his career, and while his recent Golden Globes victory has all but pinned him as a favorite for that hallowed Best Actor Oscar statuette, …

'Clouds of Sils Maria,' 'Experimenter,' 'Results' are among the most overlooked movies of 2015

"Clouds of Sils Maria": Olivier Assayas' spellbinding feature sets piercing character studies against a mysterious Alpine dreamscape. With its tantalizing interplay of artifice and angst, it's a film that transcends the sum of its considerable parts. Chief among them is<p>Kristen Stewart's turn as the …

In sports fandom, the toughest stage is watching stars age out of the spotlight

Kobe Bryant announced Monday that he would be retiring from basketball. Here’s a look at the peaks and valleys of his stellar career and life.<p>Kobe Bryant announced Monday that he would be retiring from basketball. Here’s a look at the peaks and valleys of his stellar career and life.<p>Over a lifetime …

Aaron Rodgers

40-year-old George Lucas interview predicts 'Star Wars'' future with Disney

B<i>efore the first-ever "Star Wars" premiered on screens across America, Los Angeles Times writer Paul Rosenfield sat down with the creator of a galaxy far, far away. Then 33, George Lucas was just a few days shy from the release of his "space opera," prophetically claiming that "Star Wars" was the</i> …

West Coast premiere of Ernst Lubitsch's restored 'Heaven Can Wait'

Ernst Lubitsch's enchanting 1943 comedy-fantasy "Heaven Can Wait" was the filmmaker's first film in Technicolor. Nominated for three Academy Awards, including best film and director, "Heaven" stars Don Ameche as newly deceased cad who recounts his life to Satan (a terrific Laird Cregar). Gene …

Illeana Douglas' 'great bunch of stories' includes one about Brando

Illeana Douglas was a teenager when she visited the set of the 1979 film classic "Being There," starring<p>Peter Sellers,Shirley MacLaineand her beloved grandfather Melvyn Douglas, who would win his second supporting actor Oscar for the satire.<p>An aspiring actress, Douglas was thrilled when her …

6 Essential Films According to Richard Linklater

There are some films that are so important to cinema that all cinephiles and filmmakers should know about them.<p>To celebrate 30 years of the Austin …

Political Activism

Master Class with Martin Scorsese

From Scorsese and Lynch to Wenders and Godard, interviews with twenty of the world’s greatest directors on how they make films—and why. Each great …

Cannes 2015: 'Son of Saul' turns a festival upside down

Movies about<p>the Holocaustconstitute a longstanding genre, with a wide range of filmmakers plumbing many angles and storylines in the 70 years since the atrocities came to an end.<p>So a first-time director would hardly seem like the odds-on choice to turn the form on its head.<p>Yet at this year's Cannes …

Here’s How You Can Help Finish Orson Welles’ Final Film

Here's How You Can Help Finish Orson Welles' Final Film<p>During the last 15 years of his life, Orson Welles dedicated himself to finishing his final …

Hidden necrophilia in Vertigo, glowing milk, an on-set spat with Montgomery Clift … in 1962, Alfred Hitchcock revealed his tricks, and the often shocking meanings behind his films, to fellow director François Truffaut. Now their talks have been turned into the revealing film …

Film Festivals

10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

Lifehacks

See Over 50 Years of Glamour on the Cannes Red Carpet

From Elizabeth Taylor to Lupita Nyong'o.<p>The Cannes film festival, one of the most glamorous festivals that's ever existed, kicks off on May 17. In anticipation of the over-the-top red carpet, we're looking back at some of the festival's most memorable gown moments—from Elizabeth Taylor in the '50s …

Red Carpet

Life Before ‘Having It All’: Portrait of a Working Girl in 1940

The White Collar Girl: Model Carol Lorell stands in for Ginger Rogers, star of the upcoming adaptation of novel "Kitty F<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Alfred …

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The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

The Beginning Of The End For Terrible Wi-Fi On Planes

Internet on the plane doesn't feel magical anymore, just slow and expensive. That could soon change.<p>Ever wonder why, in 2015, Wi-Fi on U.S. airplanes is still terrible, or expensive, or both? Or completely nonexistent, as is the case on one in five domestic flights? Does it have to be like this? …

Go underground with the workers who dig NYC's subterranean tunnels

Since 1872, Union 147— or the Sandhogs, as they're popularly known — has worked underground to excavate and construct most subterranean infrastructure projects for the city, clearing and blasting million-year old bedrock and creating tunnels for various uses.<p>Beginning with the foundations for the …

Brooklyn Bridge

Watch: 90-Minute Masterclass With Legendary Director Werner Herzog

At age 72, <b>Werner Herzog</b> remains as prolific and as hard-working as he was when he was just starting out. The legendary filmmaker has covered so much …