| Jul 25, 2011
“Sarah's Key,” a superb Holocaust thriller starring Kristin Scott Thomas, may open as late as Sept. 2, I am now hearing. The release schedule is crowding up and when the only art theater in town gives up the whole summer to a couple of titles,...
| May 17, 2009
Glen David Gold
Alfred A. Knopf: 576 pp., $26.95
Glen David Gold's massive new novel begins with a trick, a coup, the literary equivalent of sleight of hand. For a writer whose first book, "Carter Beats the Devil" (2001), concerned...
| Apr 28, 2009
Please note! All dates subject to change without notice. "Limited" means limited release on that date.
Battle for Terra 3D (Roadside Attractions) This animated war movie is an ecological allegory about humans invading a peace-loving alien planet...
| Sep 3, 2009
Movie buffs, prepare to feast upon a banquet of classic and rare films, celebrity guests and memorabilia marts at the 45th annual Cinecon film festival, which kicks off tonight and runs through Monday at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
| Mar 20, 2009
Eight decades ago, audiences around the world flocked to see the remarkable stunts, supreme athleticism, swarthy good looks and boundless charm of Douglas Fairbanks in a series of lavish swashbuckling adventures including "The Mark of Zorro," " Robin...
| Nov 21, 2009
A celebration of the life of award-winning comedy writer Larry Gelbart, who died Sept. 11 at age 81, will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.
| Sep 22, 2010
Though Alex North ushered in a completely new sound in American film music, he wasn't a Young Turk when he arrived in Hollywood 60 years ago to pen the groundbreaking jazz-influenced score for "A Streetcar Named Desire."
He was nearly 40 at the time,...
| Oct 17, 2010
Animated features have long been the favored medium for telling kid-friendly stories about princesses and cuddly creatures. But if New York-based animator Bill Plympton were to have his way, moviegoers would also see more hand-drawn offerings depicting...
| Oct 28, 2010
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Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are movie studio names, but they also reflect the names of colorful individuals who helped get them started.
Those legends are saluted by the most appropriate network for that, as Turner Classic Movies launches the...
| Mar 30, 2011
Farley Granger, a handsome young leading man during Hollywood's post-World War II era who was best known for his starring roles in the Alfred Hitchcock suspense thrillers "Strangers on a Train" and "Rope," has died. He was 85.
Granger died of natural...
| Sep 17, 2009
Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore made waves at the Toronto Film Festival on Monday and not just regarding his new film, "Capitalism: A Love Story." At the film's news conference, Moore -- naturally -- discussed capitalism and how capitalism had...