Sunday, November 19, 2017

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Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

Tim Roth can't stay out of trouble. Since his first screen appearance in 1982's "Made in Britain" as a skinhead with a swastika tattoo on his forehead, or in 1994's "Pulp Fiction" as a petty crook holding up a coffee shop with his girlfriend, Roth has made an art of playing villains, whack jobs...

Sunday, May. 14, 2017

The Cannes Film Festival, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, has historically been about as fond of change as day-old baguettes.

As much as its screens light up with the world's most daring, adventurous cinema, the French Riviera festival protects its traditions more closely...

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017

Amazon is developing a script-to-series one-hour original limited drama, The Underground Railroad, based on Colson Whitehead’s National Book Award-winning novel. Set to write and direct is Barry Jenkins (writer-director of Best Picture Oscar winner Moonlight), with the series...

Monday, Mar. 20, 2017

"Mad Men" is a key part of the TV's modern golden age, and a detailed reminder of why has arrived.

A new two-volume, 1,000-page book set contains photos and portraits, script pages, interviews and Dead Sea Scrolls-like minutiae, including series creator and executive producer Matthew...

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

When Oscar nominations are announced next week, Amazon is virtually assured of notching the first - but probably not the last - best-picture nomination for a streaming service.

Kenneth Lonergan's "Manchester by the Sea," which Amazon plunked down $10 million for at the Sundance Film...

Thursday, Sep. 29, 2016

With Woody Allen's "Crisis in Six Scenes," the screenwriter has let down his director — who coincidentally also falls short. And then there's the leading man, who phones in his performance.

"Crisis" is right.

It was a major coup when Amazon announced in January 2015 that its...

Thursday, Jul. 14, 2016

The Emmy Awards nominations told us what is already evident - the power and reputation of streaming services Netflix and Amazon are on the rise, and broadcast networks and even longtime premium cable star HBO are paying the price.

In Thursday's announcement of prime-time Emmy contenders...

Tuesday, May. 10, 2016

Amazon has launched a self-publishing platform for video creators, a move that could make money for the company and budding filmmakers in the same way YouTube has created a community of online celebrities.

Amazon Video Direct (AVD), which kicked off Tuesday, shares money with video...

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

After working 18 years at "The Daily Show," Kahane Cooperman had only a weekend off last summer before starting a job running Amazon's new video version of The New Yorker magazine.

In retrospect, she considers that a blessing.

"I would have...

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

 Internet users increasingly rely on online customer reviews when making spending decisions, whether they're buying an iPhone case on Amazon or hiring an Uber ride in their hometown. But just how much can you trust those reviews?

A new lawsuit in...