Shannon Schroeder

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Sam Slovick captures Occupy L.A.'s rage in 'Radicalized' documentary

Sam Slovick is in search of revolution. Anywhere. He roamed skid row the other day past tents, slumbering men and a woman with a doll who said she once worked at the White House. Dope and sweat tanged the air. Slovick, a misfit with scuffed shoes and a satchel, strolled on in no hurry, as if …

Civil Rights

Spotlight review – Catholic church child abuse film decently tells an awful story

Venice film festival 2015,Spotlight,Film,Culture,Michael Keaton,Mark Ruffalo,Rachel McAdams,Boston,Venice film festival,Drama,Biopics,Festivals<p>Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams star as Boston Globe reporters investigating accusations against priests in Tom McCarthy’s worthy, …

Suffragette: Why are female film-makers rare?

Suffragette is a new British film written, directed and produced by women. Why is this still an oddity in the film industry? Rebecca Laurence reports for Talking Movies.<p>It’s a defining part of modern British history, but the story of the Suffragettes – the women who campaigned for women’s voting …

New Black Panthers documentary tells the story behind the berets

Formed in 1966, the group remains misunderstood and poorly represented – especially on film. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution tries to sort the fact from fiction<p>The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was founded in Oakland, California, in 1966 by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, two …

Black History

Suffragette and Steve Jobs start march towards Oscars at Telluride film festival

Other first looks at Colorado festival include Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa and Lenny Abrahamson’s Room – plus tributes to Rooney Mara and Adam Curtis<p>Suffragette, the highly anticipated drama about the fight for equal voting rights for British women in the first part of the last century, is to world …

Alex Gibney explains why his Steve Jobs documentary may cause you to put down your iPhone for good

"The motivation to make the film was why so many people who didn't know Steve Jobs were weeping when he left," Gibney told an audience last week who had recently seen his film "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine."<p>Gibney opens the film with footage of people all over the world crying at makeshift …

Delightfully Weird Trailer For THE LOBSTER, Starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz

In 'Pan,' Levi Miller takes an unexpected trip to Neverland

Early last year, about 4,000 boys ages 11 to 13 gathered in London's Wembley Arena to demonstrate that they had what it took to play a perpetual child. British filmmaker Joe Wright and casting director Dixie Chassay were holding an open call for their Neverland film, "Pan," and they hoped a worthy …

Child Actors

Portman's directorial debut is a bitter-sweet Israeli homecoming

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman made her directorial debut with a film sympathetic to the Holocaust-haunted refugees who founded her native Israel, but she bristles at the idea that the portrayal might be patriotic.<p>Director and actress Natalie Portman (L) speaks with …

Israel

Cartel Land review – audacious journey into the illegal drugs trade

Documentary-maker Matthew Heineman daringly explores the corruption and unspeakable atrocities of Mexico’s perpetual cycle of horror<p>Multi-tasking film-maker Matthew Heineman embeds himself among Mexican drug cartel members and, in more detail, the vigilantes pushing back against them, but the …

Bait review – smarter-than-usual Brit squeaker

This impressively vicious thriller directed by Dominic Brunt (who played Paddy Kirk in Emmerdale for years) looks at first like straight-up exploitation nonsense with its opening shots of a bra-clad Joanne Mitchell covered in blood screaming in a bathroom as Victoria Smurfit (also gore-smeared and …

American Ultra review – galumphing stoner action comedy

A mashup of Bourne and Clerks, fusing the worst of each into a galumphing stoner action comedy. Jesse Eisenberg plays Mike, a gentle, pothead blazing away his days in a knackered small town, with his girlfriend, Phoebe (Kristen Stewart). The haze rolls on until Mike is activated - switched on by a …

Miss Julie review – erotic Strindberg adaptation

Jessica Chastain plays a bored, pampered aristocrat whose dangerous flirtation with Colin Farrell’s self-hating valet takes on the feel of a sub and dom role play<p>This is Liv Ullmann’s first directing credit since the Bergman-scripted Faithless (2000); now she has adapted Strindberg’s Miss Julie, …

Colin Farrell

Filmmakers tackling social issues keep it real but also entertaining

In a number of new movies grappling with tough social issues, filmmakers have struggled to achieve a balance between engaging audiences with real-world problems while striving to also still entertain.<p>The makers behind diverse films such as "99 Homes," "Suffragette," "Brooklyn" and "Time Out of …

Real Estate

Joseph Gordon-Levitt mentored by daredevil Philippe Petit for 'The Walk'

Talk to Joseph Gordon-Levitt about Philippe Petit, the French daredevil who walked a high wire between the World Trade Center towers in 1974, and the conversation will wind its way through Paris (the actor's favorite city) and its cinema culture, the connection between wire walking and acting …

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Denis Villeneuve returns to morality's shifting line with 'Sicario'

When he was 20, Denis Villeneuve spent a year traveling the world's conflict zones, going from one hot spot to another shooting documentary footage for a Canadian broadcasting company.<p>Villeneuve came from a small Quebec village on the St. Lawrence River and up to that point in his life had barely …

Heady days for Jessica Chastain as 'The Martian' and 'Crimson Peak' loom

"You caught me at the best time — I'm so relaxed," Jessica Chastain said on a recent afternoon, speaking by phone from her home in New York. The actress had just returned the previous night from a two-week trip to Jamaica, a rare respite from an otherwise hectic schedule.<p>"I hadn't had a vacation in …

Osama Bin Laden

Films being released from September through November

The 2015 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Nov. 6. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell and Ed Stockly, are subject to change.<p>Sept. 9<p>Coming Home<p>During the last days of China's Cultural Revolution, a political prisoner released from labor camp …

Movie true-life heroes and villains include Whitey Bulger and Dalton Trumbo

In addition to the high-wire Philippe Petit pic "The Walk," several other movies arrive this fall looking to illuminate the lives of heroes and villains (and those falling somewhere in-between), including "Steve Jobs," the Aaron Sorkin-written dramatization of the Apple co-founder's life, and …

'The Man in the Machine' takes a bite out of Steve Jobs' life

It's been said that the individual who invented gambling was brilliant but that whoever invented the chip was a genius. Similarly, where the personal computer was concerned, it could be argued that it was the gift of Steve Jobs to have had a strong hand in both halves of the equation.<p>As detailed in …

This week’s new films

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Why Cartel Land is the film you should watch this week – video review

Cartel Land follows the vigilantes on both sides of the US-Mexico border trying to end the drug wars. In Michoacán, Mexico, the Autodefensas are armed and ready to take on the cartel; while in the States, a paramilitary group called the Arizona Border Recon are in the strange position of fighting …

Mark Ruffalo: Hulk has been cut from Captain America: Civil War

The grumpy green giant will not be smashing his way through 2016’s eagerly awaited superhero smackdown<p>The upcoming Marvel superhero epic Captain America: Civil War looks set to feature multiple members of the original Avengers ensemble. But one comic-book titan who won’t be choosing sides is Mark …

Sienna Miller cut from Johnny Depp gangster biopic Black Mass

Director Scott Cooper says scenes featuring British actor were excised from the movie for ‘narrative reasons’<p>Sienna Miller will play no part in the real-life mob drama Black Mass after scenes she filmed as the girlfriend of Johnny Depp’s Irish gangland boss Whitey Bulger were cut from the movie.

Tom Hardy takes on London gangster Kray twins in 'Legend'

LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Tom Hardy delves into the criminal world in “Legend”, taking on not one but two roles as the notorious London gangsters the Kray twins.<p>Cast member Tom Hardy poses during a photocall for the film "Mad Max: Fury Road" out of competition at the 68th Cannes Film …

Mad Max

Black Mass review - compelling true crime drama is mighty comeback for Johnny Depp

Venice film festival 2015,Film,Culture,Johnny Depp,Venice film festival,Crime,Drama,Benedict Cumberbatch,Kevin Bacon<p>Scott Cooper’s Whitey Bulger saga is a confident and nasty film with impressive performances from a starry cast<p>Scott Cooper’s Black Mass is a big, brash, horribly watchable gangster …

Francofonia review – eerie look at the Louvre's vulnerable freight

Bold and confident film from Aleksandr Sokurov roams the corridors of the Paris museum to reflect on its history from the Renaissance to the present<p>With this sophisticated, complex and thoroughly absorbing film, Aleksandr Sokurov has had another night at the museum reverie, a cine-prose poem or …

Sicario - Clip - Bridge

In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elite …

Idealism

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