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The 10 Types of Book-to-Film Adaptations
And when to avoid them.
What 'Good Kill' Gets Wrong About Drone Warfare
'Good Kill' shows the hell of a drone operator’s life, but refuses to go deeper into the psychological impact of killing from long distance.
16 Hilarious Examples of Orson Welles's Late-Career Slumming
A new Indiegogo campaign attempts to finance his last film. Here are the pre-crowdfunding ways Welles tried to do it himself.
This ‘Knucklehead’ Will Make You Laugh, and Cry
Alfre Woodard, Gbenga Akinnagbe shine in indie film about screwed up families and impossible dreams that won’t die.
Intense Drama Depicts an England Pullulating With Repressed Desire
The Falling depicts a postwar England where female characters rebel against the norm.
'Last Days in Vietnam' Finds Nobility Amid the Ruins
The Academy Award–nominated film 'Last Days in Vietnam' comes to PBS in time for the anniversary of that war's end.
Dark Times For Sunny Portugal
Saudade, the peculiarly Portuguese sense of nostalgia, dominates Vítor Gonçalves’s story.
Five Strange Facts About Charlie Chaplin
On the occasion of the silent film megastar's 126th birthday, we take a look at his weirder side.
'Good Kill' Lays Bare The Human Toll of America’s Drone Warfare
Andrew Niccol’s new film captures the price paid by the men behind the controls of America's war on terror.
Crimea-Based WWII Movie Tops Russian Box Office
The film is based on the woman regarded as the deadliest female sniper in history.
How Hitchcock Instilled His Own Anxieties in His Audience
Peter Ackroyd's book reveals the director as a blunt and bawdy sado-masochist.
Turkey Drops Julianne Moore From Tourism Campaign Due to 'Poor Acting'
The film was shot in Los Angeles last year, but was received badly by officials.
Russian Tycoon to Sue 20th Century Fox for $1bn
Sergey Polonsky believes a villainous character in a new film was based on him.
Romain Duris Copes With Grief by Cross-Dressing as the Dead in 'The New Girlfriend'
Is our society really as permissive as we think? French director Francois Ozon tells a twisted fairytale of human sexuality.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Stars as a Good Child Snatcher in 'A Second Chance'
The new film by Oscar-winning Danish director Susanne Bier crowbars open our worst anxieties about our children.
Don't Accidentally Fall in Love with a Robot at SXSW
A marketing stunt designed to promote a new film has some Austin Tinder users swiping right—on a robot.
Behind the Music Behind the Music: 'Wrecking Crew' Played Pop's Biggest Hits
"The Wrecking Crew," a documentary about the studio musicians who played for Elvis, Sinatra, the Byrds and other bands, shines the spotlight on the price (and benefits) of obscurity.
Cue Aston Martins and Parachutes as Bond Causes a Stir in Rome
Filming for Spectre has started in the streets of Rome, and the eternal city has been seduced.
The Oscars Might Return to Five Best Picture Nominees
The Academy considers its policy of increasing the number of Best Picture nominees a failure, a report claims.
Author Nick Hornby Discusses TSA Agents, Film Adaptations and Writing Without Snark
The writer also talks about the origins of "Funny Girl" and what he learned from Tom Stoppard.
The Man Who Fought His Way Back From A Coma
At first, the only phrase musician Edwyn Collins could say was "the possibilities are endless".
Seventh-Grader Investigates the ‘Anatomy of a Snow Day’
Zachary Maxwell, 12, made a documentary film about what makes for a snow day in New York City.
Oliver Stone Meets Toppled Ukrainian President Yanukovych, Accuses CIA of Sparking Coup
The American film maker called the portrayal of events in Ukraine “a surreal perversion of history”
Children's Movies Are Rife With Murder, Says Science
Films aimed at kids are more violent than films for older audiences.
How Eddie Redmayne Got Stephen Hawking to Lend Him His Voice
The actor recalls how his first meeting with Hawking helped him to unlock the physicist's character
Russia Opens Discussions on China-Style Hollywood Film Cap
The Russian culture minister has suggested limiting the number of Hollywood productions shown
The Private Anguish of Alan Turing
The computer pioneer suffered at the hands of the state he helped save.
24th Bond Film to Be Called 'Spectre', Hinting at Return of Old Foe
The character remains unnamed, hinting at a return of an arch-nemesis after a long legal battle
Read the Reporting Behind “Rosewater”
The film by first-time director Jon Stewart, released Friday, tells the story of Newsweek correspondent Maziar Bahari’s imprisonment in Iran, which he wrote about for the magazine upon his release.
‘The Theory of Everything’ Is Really About the Limits of Science
The Stephen Hawking biopic argues that there is no way to rationalize love and tragedy.