Film critic Karina Longworth is reporting from the Toronto International Film Festival this week.
The best, most daring and form-defying documentaries in the world right now are being funded by the Danish Film Institute, and so it goes that the nonfiction knockout of TIFF thus far is The Act of Ki ... More >>
By Karina Longworth
This is a blog post about two movies that were screened for the press within the first 24 hours of the Toronto Film Festival, both of which feature three-way sex scenes. In Spring Breakers, characters played by James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson "do it" in a swimmin ... More >>
The Orange County Film Society screening of the sorta-silent, black-and-white, buzz-deserving The Artist Monday night drew a packed audience to the historic Lido in Newport Beach, insider stories from executive producer Richard Middleton and supporting actors James Cromwell and Penelope Ann Mille ... More >>
Promoting a new movie at the Toronto Film Festival that has him playing the head of a household victimized by intruders, Nicolas Cage has been recounting for various ink-stained wretches the break-in into his former Newport Beach mansion. Cage, who was sleeping in his bayfront bedroom with his wi ... More >>
This isn't local, but it is amazing: Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelly--also known as the "West Memphis 3" from the Paradise Lost documentaries--were set free today after 18 years in prison in Arkansas.Filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky were in the Jonseboro, Ark., courtr ... More >>