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  • The prodigal and the peever

    We take our text today from the parable of the prodigal son, and what it can teach us about the psychology of the peever. We are not much interested in the prodigal himself, an all-too-familiar and not particularly interesting type. No, we are going to...
  • Film Review: Light on an elusive literary character in 'Salinger'

    Film Review: Light on an elusive literary character in 'Salinger'
    One of the things we learn from Shane Salerno's biographical documentary about J.D. Salinger is that Salinger loved old Hollywood movies as much as loathed the idea of his own work ending up on the screen. Before he became famous for “Catcher in the...
  • Movie review: 'Salinger' is a treasure-trove of details about writer

    Movie review: 'Salinger' is a treasure-trove of details about writer
    If further proof is needed of Oscar Wilde's contention that "When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers," one need look no further than the life of author J.D. Salinger. As delineated in Shane Salerno's energetic, informative and at...
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  • TCM remembers Andy Griffith, Larry Hagman, Ernest Borgnine

     
    TCM has released its classy “TCM Remembers” video that honors people who've died in the closing year. The tribute features writers (Ray Bradbury, Gore Vidal), singers (Andy Williams, Davy Jones, Whitney Houston), a comedian (Phyllis Diller), a...
  • Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival reflects changing attitudes

    Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival reflects changing attitudes
    These are heady days for the gay and lesbian community, with Supreme Court decisions and public-opinion polls reflecting startling shifts in views on issues such as gay marriage. Not surprisingly, the upcoming edition of the Outfest Los Angeles LGBT...
  • Sony Pictures Television Greenlights Scarlet

    LONDON -- Sony Pictures Television has added to its stable of U.K. production companies with the launch of Scarlet Media, which is headed by producer Simon Andreae, who most recently worked for Discovery in the U.S. SPT will hold a majority stake in...
  • Movie review: 'Plimpton!' an engaging life story told in his words

    Movie review: 'Plimpton!' an engaging life story told in his words
    George Plimpton spent a lifetime stepping into other people's shoes. It's only fitting that he's finally talking about what it was like to walk in his own. That this is possible, 10 years after his death in 2003 when Plimpton was a robust 76, is due...
  • Michael McKean is a man of many comedic faces

     Michael McKean is a man of many comedic faces
    When he played Lenny on ABC's popular 1976-83 sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," Michael McKean realized he could easily become typecast as his dumb, lovable Fonzie wannabe and pal of the knuckleheaded Squiggy. He vowed not to let it happen. "It's not your...
  • Carnett: Speech by any other accent would sound as sweet

    Ever used a phony accent to fool somebody? Yeah, me too. When I was an 18-year-old college student, in 1963, my buddy Steve and I tried to impress girls at the beach with our English accents. We'd recently appeared in a Shakespearean production on...
  • Review: 'Valentino's Ghost' hits media's portrayal of Arabs, Muslims

     Review: 'Valentino's Ghost' hits media's portrayal of Arabs, Muslims
    Writer-director Michael Singh's documentary "Valentino's Ghost" connects the United States' Middle East foreign policy agenda to the American media's often negative portrayals of Arabs and Muslims. It's a provocative, absorbing — and at times...