Filmmaker Richard Tanne read about the first date between Harvard law student Barack Obama and an attorney named Michelle Robinson and saw “a classic boy-meets-girl story — but with the invisible sweep of history beneath it all.”
“Lace Crater” is a thoroughly modern ghost story that creeps into camp, testing the audience as it wavers between terrifying and deadpan funny. It would spill over into silly if not for the delicate performance of Lindsay Burdge.
“Transformers: The Last Knight” is filming on Britain’s Isle of Skye, reportedly for medieval scenes with King Arthur. Other news: Reagan biopic will film next spring; two gangsters movies becoming TV series.
Netflix will start streaming the documentary “Audrie & Daisy” on Sept. 23. The movie spotlights Daisy Coleman, whose harrowing story of how she was cyberbullyed after being sexually assaulted in Maryville, Mo., went viral after The Star wrote about it in October 2013.
David Dastmalchian, who co-starred in “Ant-Man” and the upcoming “Blade Runner” and “Twin Peaks,” is back in Kansas City to film his indie drama “All Creatures Here Below” and to reconnect with his roots.
In Brandon Burlsworth, the bespectacled former walk-on from Arkansas, former Colts general manager Bill Polian believed he had drafted a player who could be to Indianapolis' offensive line what Peyton Manning was at quarterback.
You can measure the progress of immigrants in American society by the names of boxing champions. The Irish ruled at the start of the 20th century: Sullivan, Corbett, Ryan, Jeffries. Then came the Jews: Rosenbloom, Leonard, Baer. They were followed by the Italians (Marciano, Graziano) and African-Americans (Joe Lewis and everyone after him).
Two small objects were stacked on a worktable in the East Hollywood office of filmmaker Fede Alvarez on a recent morning, one prop each from his first two features. From his feature debut, 2013's "Evil Dead," was a midsized book, crafted and distressed to look like the mystical ancient tome known as the "Necronomicon." From his new film "Don't Breathe" was a simple kitchen baster, its innocent small bulb and pointed end belying the more sinister use it is put to in the film.
Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, "Southside With You" recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong date that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing to the site of their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor.