The Talented Mr. Amini: Oscar-nominated screenwriter helms Patricia Highsmith’s devious ‘Two Faces of January’

Hossein Amini

Brazen bitchery occurs in the movie version of Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crack’d when two old screen divas brush up against each other. Says one (Elizabeth Taylor) to the other (Kim Novak): “There are only two things I dislike about you. Your face.” More »

Out of the box: Laika animation studio conjures Victorian England with tale of subterranean ‘Boxtrolls’

With its all-star cast of British character actors, menagerie of paranormal creatures and darkly macabre wit, you'd be forgiven for assuming that the new stop-motion feature The Boxtrolls hails from dear old Blighty, perhaps courtesy of a newly created animation division of English horror mainstay Hammer Films. More »

Future shock: Terry Gilliam fashions another wild sci-fi world in ‘The Zero Theorem’

Terry Gilliam slumps over his table, summoning energy as the long day drags on. "We're a part of the machine now, it's all a machine," he mutters, scanning a Lower Manhattan sidewalk café for an exit from the public-relations circus. More »

Reviews

The Maze Runner
Film Review: The Maze Runner

Youths try to break out of a deadly maze in the latest young-adult doomsday thriller. More »

This is Where I Leave You
Film Review: This Is Where I Leave You

Siblings bond, fight and face new problems after the death of their father in an ensemble dramedy based on the best-selling novel. More »

Walk Among the Tombstones Review
Film Review: A Walk Among the Tombstones

A grim ’70s-style detective story whose narrative failures are overshadowed by evocative turn-of-the-millennium anxieties and a world-weary tough-guy performance from Liam Neeson. More »

Hector and the Search for Happiness
Film Review: Hector and the Search for Happiness

A good cast comes and goes and can’t quite carry this overly stylized, globetrotting dramedy, about one man who literally searches high and low in his pursuit of true happiness. More »

Tusk
Film Review: Tusk

Kevin Smith kicks the dust off his filmmaking career with a wild, wooly walrus tale. More »

The Guest
Film Review: The Guest

A grieving family opens its doors to a polite young man who knew their late son when both were serving in the military in this cautionary thriller about the perils of taking things–and people–at face value. More »

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Premium Large Format
A bigger picture: Tracking the growth of Premium Large Format

A premium large-format cinema screen (PLF) is a clearly defined, technologically superior product, which can be marketed at a premium. In technology terms, 3D began the notion of a premium concept, but as 3D is now established in 39.3% of modern screens, cinema exhibitors believe they have found a new revenue driver in PLF. More »

Illuminated Designs
Illuminated designs: Cinema architecture that sparkles, shimmers and shines

LOOK…who’s lighting up the night. Not only has architect Tony Pleskow provided the perfect rendering to illustrate this year’s design theme, but he also sets the tone for our endeavor. More »

Filmmakers

The Equalizer Feature
Counting on ‘The Equalizer’: Antoine Fuqua reunites with Denzel Washington for movie reboot of TV vigilante series

When a TV series makes the leap to the multiplex, it's typically expected to either continue the story that was told on the boob tube or function as a big-budget repeat of the pilot episode. More »

Tombstones Feature
Scudder missile: Liam Neeson embodies Lawrence Block’s private eye in Scott Frank’s ‘Walk Among the Tombstones’

When he first tackled A Walk Among the Tombstones, a Universal release opening Sept. 19, screenwriter Scott Frank was coming off a string of successes that included Get Shorty and Out of Sight. More »

Keep On Feature
Keepin’ On: Alan Hicks documents the special bond between jazz legend Clark Terry and blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin

The image is haunting and indelible: a pair of hands outstretched, searching unsteadily for another pair of outstretched hands, finally coming together and going into a big bear-hug embrace. Almost 70 years separate those hands, but the common bond of music erases that gap, and suddenly a state of perfect harmony exists. More »

guest
Surprise 'Guest': Dan Stevens upends his image in nasty thriller from Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett

Articulate. Funny. Thoughtful. Polite… Do those sound like the adjectives you'd expect to see in connection with a writer-director team who first attracted attention in 2010 with the low-budget serial-killer movie A Horrible Way to Die? More »

Industry Associations

NATO

News, statistics and publications from the National Association of Theatre Owners, the world's largest exhibition trade organization. More »

NAC

Education programs, services and news from the National Association of Concessionaires. More »

MPAA

Information on the ratings system, legislative news and press releases from the Motion Picture Association of America. More »

ICTA

Learn about the latest technological advances for the motion picture theatre industry from the International Cinema Technology Association. More »

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