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  • 'Title and Deed': Brutal truths about life and death

    'Title and Deed': Brutal truths about life and death
    "We all come from blood and saltwater and a screaming mother begging us to leave." Given what we know about the origins of the species, and the rarity of even the most enthusiastic birthing mother looking to prolong the miraculous but less-than-relaxing...
  • HBO's 'Going Clear' a remarkable glimpse into Scientology

    HBO's 'Going Clear' a remarkable glimpse into Scientology
    Although it is not the case in most places on Earth, it is hard to live in Los Angeles, especially in Hollywood, and not be aware of the Church of Scientology. It has stamped its name, hugely, on some of the city's most visible classic buildings,...
  • Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien captures life's big, small moments

    Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien captures life's big, small moments
    At one point in the quietly wrenching "The Boys from Fengkuei," a coming-of-age drama by the great Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien, the title characters are duped by a street hawker. They're country kids trying their luck in the big city, and the...
  • Home Theater: Christopher Nolan's bold, offbeat 'Interstellar'

    Interstellar Paramount, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99 Available on VOD Tuesday When Christopher Nolan was promoting this film last fall, the "Dark Knight"/"Inception" director promised a more heartfelt, less cerebral movie than his usual brainy...
  • Vijay Iyer keeps redefining his art

    Vijay Iyer keeps redefining his art
    Pianist Vijay Iyer has been working with bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore for years, and it shows. Their music conveys an unmistakable sense of spontaneity and expressive freedom, even though it's quite carefully arranged. That was...
  • In 'Killing Jesus,' the secular outweighs the spiritual

    In 'Killing Jesus,' the secular outweighs the spiritual
    Like its predecessors "Killing Lincoln" and "Killing Kennedy," "Killing Jesus," from the book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, has become a National Geographic Channel TV movie. It premieres Sunday, surely not by coincidence a week before Easter....
  • The embrace of 'Empire'

    There are many viewers who do not meet the demographic of the regular viewers of "Empire." For example, I am a 66-year-old Caucasian retired woman. Why was I drawn to a series far outside my realm of experience? First, the Shakespearean connection. I am...
  • Television puts more faith in religious-themed projects

    Television puts more faith in religious-themed projects
    This spring, a complicated new protagonist is coming to television. A mysterious but charismatic figure from modest origins, he inspires fierce loyalty in his scrappy band of followers but is dismissed as a dangerous impostor. No, he's not the latest...
  • World premiere mariachi opera is all heart

    World premiere mariachi opera is all heart
    "El Pasado Nunca Se Termina" ("The Past Is Never Finished"), the new mariachi opera that received its world premiere Saturday night at the Civic Opera House, has all the sweetness and tang of a freshly made margarita, right down to the salt around the...
  • 'Noir City' film fest explores darker side of life

     'Noir City' film fest explores darker side of life
    Gritty film noir just may be embraced by contemporary audiences more than any other genre from the Golden Age of Hollywood. And for good reason. "I think it's because the old film noirs have had a greater influence on popular culture," said movie...
  • 'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter's' path winds through fact, legend, truth

    'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter's' path winds through fact, legend, truth
    Truth, supposedly, is stranger than fiction — except when truth and fiction intertwine to create some wondrous, unpredictable hybrid. The film "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" is a fictional take on a true story that was initially distorted and...