Janice Zitzmann

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'Dear White People' takes a funny, frank, provocative look at race

<b>Dear White People</b><p>Lionsgate, $19.98; Blu-ray. $24.99<p>Available on VOD Feb. 3<p>Writer-director Justin Simien's campus comedy is one of the most provocative films about race since<p>Spike Lee's early films. Simien doesn't have Lee's talent as a filmmaker (yet), but he does share a gift for attacking issues …

Blu-Ray

The new indie gold rush: film buyers flock to resurgent Sundance festival

After years in the doldrums, America’s film-makers are creating dazzling work again – and the distributors are eager to buy<p>Think of the Sundance film festival, and what comes to mind? Baseball caps, North Face winter wear and Hollywood talent spotters waving chequebooks in the air. You’ll also …

Video on Demand

Sundance 2015: 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' wins big at awards

"Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a dramedy about a high-school senior and his relationship with a leukemia-afflicted classmate, was the big winner at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night.<p>Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's film, which uses animation and other flourishes in telling its coming-of-age …

Inherent Vice review – Thomas Pynchon’s stoner mystery runs out of puff

Despite a star-spangled cast, a great soundtrack and impressive costumes, Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation fails to maintain the high<p>Stumbling out of Paul Thomas Anderson’s deliriously woozy adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 stoner mystery novel, I wondered whether this is what it would feel …

Kent State

HDR Photography: Shooting Tips, Software Plugins, and Training Resources

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography refers to creating an image, from two or more exposures of a scene/subject, in which the appearance of colors is …

Song One - Trailer 1

After Franny’s musician brother Henry is hospitalized following a car accident, she returns home after a long estrangement and begins to use his …

Two Days, One Night - Trailer 1

Sandra, a young Belgian mother, discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one …

Employment

Black Sea - Featurette - The Terror of Being Trapped Underwater

A rogue submarine captain (two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law) pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in …

Black Sea

'The Humbling’ movie review: Al Pacino lets it rip

“The Humbling” is a so-so movie you just might want to see more than once. It belongs in a strange category: a film that can’t quite be called a success, that has too many dead spots, that doesn’t quite hang together or satisfy, and that yet is more interesting and occupies more space in the mind …

San Francisco

Son Of A Gun starts as a cool prison film, then devolves into generic schlock

Cast against type in <i>Son Of A Gun</i> as a badass, widely feared convict—someone who intimidates even the prison’s biggest, scariest dudes—Ewan McGregor …

Middle Age

Review: 'Cake'

Why didn't Jennifer Aniston get an Oscar nomination for "Cake"? The short answer to that question: With one of the five best actress slots taken by Julianne Moore for "Still Alice," there was simply no room for another routinely made health-crisis indie, salvaged by a strong, confident, unfussy …

Jude Law plunges headlong into the bleak waters of Black Sea

For most of its running time, the suspenseful maritime thriller <i>Black Sea</i> takes place aboard an ancient Russian submarine. To call the boat a tin can …

Black Sea

The Most Highly Anticipated Films At The 2015 Sundance Film Festival

There are all kinds of movies for all kinds of people at this year's premier Park City-set independent film fest. Here they are, grouped by recurring themes.

American Sniper takes out records with $90.2m opening weekend

Film starring Bradley Cooper earns Clint Eastwood’s highest-ever opening weekend, adding to its Oscar nominations success<p>Comment: The real American Sniper was a hate-filled killer. Why are simplistic patriots treating him as a hero?<p>Clint Eastwood war drama American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper …

Box Office

Roman Polanski faces renewed extradition effort in Poland

Roman Polanski, the Oscar-winning filmmaker who has eluded United States legal authorities for 35 years after fleeing the country following his …

Phylicia Rashad defends former co-star Bill Cosby: 'Forget these women'

Actor, who played Bill Cosby’s wife on television for 12 years, spoke for the first time about the sexual assault allegations calling them ‘destruction of a legacy’<p>The actor who played Bill Cosby’s wife on TV for 12 years, Phylicia Rashad, spoke for the first time on Tuesday about the allegations …

Bill Cosby

Why Do Women Have to Abandon Their Lives to Find Themselves?

Every now and again, a piece of literature rises to the level of a phenomenon. In order for this to happen, of course, the book or piece of writing must be more than simply popular: It must inspire a widespread adoration that's most often bred from a deep recognition of self in the work. When this …

'Into the Woods' starts strong but magic fades, reviews say

Part of the subversive appeal of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Into the Woods" is that it gleefully skewers well-known fairy-tale tropes. It's perhaps a bit ironic, then, that film critics are saying the new big-screen adaptation doesn't quite end happily ever after.<p>According to early reviews of the …

American Sniper feeds America's hero complex, and it isn't the truth about war

Like most people, I could only imagine what war was like before I got there myself. At one point, I was outside of the less than 1% of Americans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan, where a minuscule fraction of that population would see ground or aerial combat. The average person has likely never …

'American Sniper' review: Clint Eastwood shows off his best directing chops

Clint Eastwood returns to form with “American Sniper,” his best directorial effort since his one-two shot hits “Mystic River” (2003) and “Million Dollar Baby.” (2004)<p>Based on Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s autobiography, “American Sniper” is an introspective – yet incredibly intense – look at Kyle (Bradley …

Mr. Turner

We gave it an <b>A</b><p>J.M.W. Turner was a master of light and image, but what stands out most about him in Mike Leigh’s captivating biographical film is a …

'Foxcatcher' Subject Mark Schultz Apologizes For Harsh Language After Blasting Film On Twitter

One day after social media accounts attributed to "Foxcatcher" subject Mark Schultz blasted the film and director Bennett Miller, Schultz apologized for the language he used but not the sentiment.<p>"My story and my life are real. I am a real human being. While I may have tweeted out of anger, I in no …

Social Media

The bond between patient and physician is in jeopardy

Remember your personal physician? He or she may not be yours much longer. And even if you keep your doctor, the odds are he or she is not really working for you.<p>Soon, most doctors will have abandoned their private practices and become employees of hospitals, multihospital affiliations or the …

The Alterna-‘Godfather’: ‘A Most Violent Year’

J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year is not only deeply indebted to the Corleone clan, but its canny revisions make it an alternate-reality version of …

Notable Lives of 2014 in Pictures

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1