| Jan 3, 2008
The author-screenwriter teams behind "Atonement," "Into the Wild," "No Country for Old Men," "There Will Be Blood" and "Zodiac" have been named finalists for the 2008 USC Libraries Scripter Award.
Scripter is presented annually by the USC Libraries to...
| Jan 9, 2008
JAVIER BARDEM seems an unlikely chameleon. The handsome, muscular former Spanish national rugby team player with the broken nose should be easy to pick out of a lineup. But perhaps the most remarkable thing about the widely acclaimed actor is his...
| Jan 8, 2008
Joel and Ethan Coen's western noir "No Country for Old Men" was the big winner Monday at the 13th annual Critics' Choice Awards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
The film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel picked up awards for best film of 2007,...
| Jan 15, 2008
Charlize Theron will take the female lead opposite Viggo Mortensen in the big screen adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's prize-winning novel "The Road."
John Hillcoat ("The Proposition") is directing the 2929 Entertainment-financed feature, which will be...
| Jan 22, 2008
This year's Oscar-nominated movies, especially larger-than-life epics such as "Atonement" and "There Will Be Blood," take you there -- but exactly where? Like actors' doubles, films often are shot in breathtaking locations that are stand-ins for the...
| Jan 27, 2008
The Directors Guild of America named Joel and Ethan Coen the best directors of 2007 for "No Country for Old Men" Saturday night. It marks the first time a sibling team has won the guild award in this category. The last time a directing team took the...
| Feb 4, 2008
Saturday evening was a busy one for writer-director Joel Coen.
The iconoclastic filmmaker arrived around 8 p.m. at USC's Doheny Library to pick up the 20th anniversary USC Libraries Scripter Award for "No Country for Old Men."
The award honors both...
| Oct 18, 2009
Alfred A. Knopf: 452 pp., $26.95
Rather than a Milagro Beanfield-style war over water rights, in Philip Caputo's "Crossers" we have a veritable hot zone, with faceoffs between drug runners packing automatic pistols,...
| Nov 25, 2009
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If you have had a bad day, your girlfriend dumped you, you have troubles at work or might be feeling down because someone swiped the last piece of cake you had been dreaming about all day long, The Road is the movie that will drive you over the edge, so...
| Dec 6, 2009
1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95)
2. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14)
3. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ($15)
4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and...
| Jul 25, 2009
After getting the lay of the literary land in James Lee Burke's new Texas-based crime novel, I was reminded of a friend mentioning -- with film-buff certainty -- that Howard Hawks' classic western "Red River" was in fact an uncredited reworking of the sea...