| Dec 1, 2009
| 3:18 PM
Being offered in a Criterion Collection edition, this seasonal French drama matches some recent American holiday tales by incorporating more than a little edginess.
Screen legend Catherine Deneuve plays the cancer-stricken matriarch of a family that...
| Sep 25, 2008
If one reality star has her way, you'll soon be wearing "Oh de Cologne."
A 22-year-old college grad named Cologne is just one of the 11 hopefuls who are vying to win the coveted position of Junior Editor at Elle magazine on the reality competion show...
| Oct 29, 2008
Film fans, it's time to get your passports stamped.
When the AFI Fest begins Thursday night, it will kick off 11 days of screenings and events that will bring some of the best films from the international festival circuit here to Los Angeles, including...
| Nov 2, 2008
The first Yves Saint Laurent retrospective since his death earlier this year opened Saturday at the De Young Museum with more than 120 of the designer's haute couture ensembles. The pieces span his 40-plus-year career, from his early days at Dior to his...
| Apr 13, 2008
I know we're all supposed to be watching this season of "Dancing With the Stars" to see whether professional athletics or Broadway provides a better foundation for dance. But I'm pretty sure most of us are far too preoccupied with figuring out whether...
| Apr 23, 2008
Eleventh-hour additions of Clint Eastwood's thriller "Changeling," starring Angelina Jolie, and Steven Soderbergh's double Che Guevara biopics, "The Argentine" and "Guerrilla," were among the big news delivered by festival general manager Thierry...
| May 25, 2008
As Vietnam modernizes, vestiges of the French colonial era are fading fast, except for the return of the Emeraude to Halong Bay. Since 2003, the beautiful, wood-lined paddle steamer has been taking guests for one-night cruises in a wonder-world of...
| Jun 8, 2008
FOR MUCH of her life, Catherine Deneuve, who turns 65 this year, has been a leading lady of European art cinema, not to mention an avatar of European beauty and glamour. In her native France, she is literally an iconic figure, having served as the face of...
| Jun 21, 2008
Men in rubber boots are swinging axes in the ice mist of the Tsukiji fish market. Frozen tuna skitters and slides across the warehouse floor, white slabs looking nothing like the delicate red flesh that will be sliced and rolled onto pretty plates in...
| Jan 25, 2008
| 4:34 PM
Oscar-winning actress Julie Christie ("Darling," "Dr. Zhivago," "Far From the Madding Crowd," "Petulia") was Hollywood's ultimate "It Girl" in the late '60s and early '70s.
She was the epitome of the swinging '60s British bird, wearing bell-bottoms,...
| Jul 23, 2008
| 1:29 PM
Welcome to the fifteenth week of 52 Diets 52 Weeks, where Laura test-drives exactly that in exactly that. And yes, I am aware that it's Wednesday and this should have posted Monday. And yes, I am aware I've been blathering......