Film Review: Project Almanac

Project Almanac

Saying this underbaked Chronicle knockoff is meant for teenagers is an insult to the intelligence of teenagers everywhere. More »

Reality Bites: Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's mock-doc 'What We Do in the Shadows' makes light of vampire roommates

In one of What We Do in the Shadows’ most memorable scenes, a trio of vampires sharing an apartment in Wellington, New Zealand is introduced to the marvels of modern (read: anything post-World War II) technology. More »

Through the Looking Glass: Westmoreland and Glatzer’s ‘Still Alice’ stars Julianne Moore as a professor facing early Alzheimer’s

If one were to flash-forward a few weeks, it would not be difficult to imagine a couple of Academy Awards going to the Most Minimal Emoting in Starring Categories. More »

Reviews

Black or White
Film Review: Black or White

Kevin Costner continues a quietly incremental comeback with this child-custody drama. It could have been his Kramer vs. Kramer–but doesn’t even come close. More »

Wild Card
Film Review: Wild Card

Security expert fights a Las Vegas thug in a pointless remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds vehicle Heat. More »

The Boy Next Door
Film Review: The Boy Next Door

J-Lo's latest histrionic effort provides some fitful low-grade diversion but is not the gloriously juicy trash one might have hoped for. More »

Mortdecai
Film Review: Mortdecai

Rhymes with: mortify More »

Cake
Film Review: Cake

Contemporary L.A. drama with daubs of humor about a troubled upper-middle-class woman fighting chronic pain with a huge pill habit and rotten attitude. An admirable showcase for Jennifer Aniston as she daringly stretches into a darker role, but viewers too will feel some pain on this slowly evolving cinematic journey. More »

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Spotlight

Drafthouse Feature
Drafthouse rules: Texas-based distributor is adaptable and provocative

With its young Drafthouse Films, Austin, Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas is giving movie fans whose tastes range from thrilling to arty another reason to “Remember the Alamo.” More »

Seattle Cinerama
Peerless in Seattle: Enhanced Cinerama selects cream of the technology crop

“Customers’ reactions to the new and improved features have been very positive,” enthuses Ryan Hufford, senior systems engineer for Vulcan Inc. and an integral part of the team effort behind the latest and, without doubt, greatest upgrade to the famed Cinerama theatre in Seattle, Washington. More »

Filmmakers

Timbuktu feature
Defying jihad: Abderrahmane Sissako’s acclaimed ‘Timbuktu’ dramatizes a city under siege

In Bamako (2007), Abderrahmane Sissako put the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on trial in Mali. In his latest narrative feature, Timbuktu, his “defendants” are the jihadists who occupied that Malian city two years ago. More »

Black Sea feature
Unfathomable: Kevin Macdonald directs Jude Law in ‘Black Sea’ thriller about rogue submariners on a treasure hunt

A Russian submarine disaster was the start of Black Sea, an underwater adventure starring Jude Law that Focus Features is releasing on Jan. 23. More »

The Humbling feature
Last act: Al Pacino reunites with Barry Levinson for Philip Roth tale of an actor’s existential ‘Humbling’

Al Pacino, the heavy-duty Actors Studio alum, appears to be moving through what seems to be a comedy in his new film, The Humbling. More »

Leviathan feature
In the belly of the beast: Andrey Zvyagintsev’s acclaimed ‘Leviathan’ depicts one man’s fight against corruption in modern Russia

Andrey Zvyaginstev’s Leviathan begins with a series of long shots, landscapes and seascapes of the forbidding Barents Sea coast of Russia. 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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