Mystery Film

Studio City home of late filmmaker-philanthropist Jackie Hunsicker comes to market

The Studio City home of late filmmaker, inventor and philanthropist Jackson "Jackie" Hunsicker is on the market at $1.498 million.<p>Hunsicker, who died in December at 69, was known for writing and directing the 1986 film musical "The Frog Prince" and the 1990 comedy "Oddball Hall." She also wrote the …

Agatha Christie


CSz Philadelphia presents Murder Manor: The Golden Girls Edition, a fully interactive improvised murder mystery experience based on the board game …

Murder Mystery

New movies, screenings: 'Tomb Raider,' 'Love Simon,' 'Vertigo'

<b>"7 Days in Entebbe."</b> Starring Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan and Ben Schnetzer. Directed by José Padilha. Inspired by the true events of …

Eddie Marsan

Greta Gerwig's 'Lady Bird,' now on DVD and Blu-ray (review)

<b>Lady Bird</b><p>Marion loves her daughter. That's a no-brainer. "But do you like me?" Christine says. Their fractured relationship is perfectly captured by …

Dominican Republic

Bulger’s badge on auction block

Notorious killer James “Whitey” Bulger’s prison badge is up for auction and had fetched a bid approaching $1,000 as of last is …


Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's film company to adopt 'inclusion riders'

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have become the latest Hollywood stars to back the "inclusion rider", a clause in film contracts which sets a minimum level for the representation of diverse groups on screen.<p>Producer Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, of Pearl Street Films – the company founded by Affleck and Damon …

Celebrity News (UK)

Film Review: ‘Josie’

“Josie” is a movie that spends so much time trying to resemble a film noir that its refusal to engage in actual film noir business proves downright …


Shia LaBeouf's Epic Highs and Lows in Hollywood and Beyond

Actor, artist and provocateur, <b>Shia LaBeouf</b>is still figuring himself out.<p>He's only 31, but he's been working as an actor for almost his entire life …

Shia LaBeouf

Lillo Brancato documentary tied to cop's death wins NYCIFF award

Lillo Brancato documentary wins 'NYCIFF' award, but the 'Bronx Tale' star makes no excuses for a crime that left a police officer dead’


‘Collateral’: Creator David Hare Broke Every Rule He Could While Writing His First TV Show, and He Won’t Do a Season 2

Director S.J. Clarkson also reveals why it's "a little bit soul-destroying" to know that the BBC/Netflix miniseries will be a quick binge-viewing …


Collateral review: Carey Mulligan stars in Netflix’s addictive murder mystery and there goes your weekend

<b>Collateral</b><b><br>Cast</b> - Carey Mulligan, John Simm, Billie Piper<b><br>Rating</b> - 3.5/5<p>For a brief five-year period towards the end of the 2000s, Carey Mulligan …

Entertainment (India)

‘Collateral’ Review: Carey Mulligan Is Fantastic in Netflix UK Detective Drama That Reaches Far Beyond London

The four-part BBC co-production looks outside of the murder mystery formula for a mostly-solid story about Britain's place in the world.<p>A detective …

Carey Mulligan

Colin Firth and his wife say they are 'living in terror' because a childhood friend is stalking them

Anthony Harvey / Getty<p><b>Italian police are investigating after Colin Firth and his wife Livia Giuggioli complained that a lifelong friend is stalking</b> …

Colin Firth

The Dude abides, 20 years after 'The Big Lebowski'. But is aspiring to do nothing abidingly funny?

I went to a movie theatre and watched "The Big Lebowski" 20 years ago today. Then and now it boasts very funny dialog, clever visual gags, wonderful cinematography, tunes by Creedence Clearwater Revival, a marmot in a bathtub, Tara Reid at the height of her acting prowess and the Coen Brothers’ …

Los Angeles

Five Classic Neo-Noirs You Can Watch Right Now on FilmStruck

From "Body Heat" to "Mona Lisa," the malleable genre continues to enthrall.<p>In his 1972 essay “Notes on Film Noir<i>”,</i> film …

Award Shows

Tales on a Train: The 8 Best Movies for Rail Lovers

Traveling by train might not be as popular as it used to be thanks to planes and cars, but riding the rails is a great way to see the sites and …


Man accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscar pleads not guilty

The man accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscar has pleaded not guilty.<p>Terry Bryant was arrested and charged with felony grand larceny on …

Celebrity News (UK)

It’s never too late to get caught up on the philosophy of The Big Lebowski’s The Dude

<i>In Better Late Than Never,</i> A.V. Club <i>writers attempt to fill the gaps in their overall pop culture knowledge and experience.</i><p>For whatever reason, I’ve …

Los Angeles

The Long Goodbye: Robert Altman’s hooray for Hollywood

Robert Altman borrowed the title of Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye for both his 1973 film, but it could just have easily been called Hooray For …


The Big Lebowski: five films that influenced the Coen brothers’ 20-year-old cult classic

It’s funny to think that it’s two decades since The Big Lebowski first rolled into cinemas, like the tumbleweed that blows down out of the canyons …

Film (UK)

The Big Lebowski’s Most Memorable L.A. Locations, Then and Now

Imagine, if you will, that the Dude’s bungalow living room represents the city of Los Angeles and his stolen rug—the one that ties the room …

Coen Brothers

In Memoriam Oscars 2018: Who Is The Most Important Celebrity That Died In The Last Year?

Everybody dies, but only ONE DEAD PERSON EACH YEAR gets the anchor position in the Academy Awards In Memoriam montage. Who will it be this …


Map: 25 Oscar-worthy movies filmed in San Francisco - Curbed SF

Sunday marks the 90th Academy Awards, and although the Oscars are a Hollywood affair, Oscar is a frequent San Francisco tourist, bestowing his golden laurels on notable movies filmed locally for decades.<p>No matter what they say, Hollywood has always loved San Francisco, even if most productions …

Woody Allen

Why do pop songs fail to win the Oscars vote?

Yet 12 months later, many would struggle to remember the song’s title let alone hum a few bars. (It was City of Stars).<p>The Academy’s nod to the …

Justin Timberlake

Film noir gets a hilarious send-up in the short film “The Case Of The Gilded Lily”

When it comes to artists producing smart, genre-hopping comedy, one of my favorite up-and-coming groups is Shipwrecked Comedy. Shipwrecked previously …

Edgar Allan Poe

The History of Comic Book Movies at the Oscars

Comic book movies have been dominating the motion picture box office for decades, but at the Academy Awards... not so much.<p>Every year the Oscars …


Game Night: At last, a screwball comedy that actually works

All the cast are funny in this mad murder mystery, but Sharon Horgan is funniest

John Francis Daley

Golden Raspberry Awards must go back to cutting room

Darkest Hour

Playing to win in Game Night

You know how games with your friends often take that leap from jovial fun to hyper-competitive?<p>Max and Annie (Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams) take …

Jesse Plemons

British student, 18, 'raped and beaten by two men in shisha bar during trip to Berlin film festival'

A British teenager was viciously raped and beaten by two men during a college trip to Germany, it emerged last night.<p>The 18-year-old student was …