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  • Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.

    Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.
    "What's my motivation?" is a standard laugh line satirizing the acting profession, a livelihood in which it's not always clear why one is doing what one needs to do. At the moment, Daniel Beaty and Keith David may be the two American actors least likely...
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov makes a 'Case' for restless creativity

    Mikhail Baryshnikov makes a 'Case' for restless creativity
    NEW YORK — Mikhail Baryshnikov's earliest experience in the theater began when he was a child of just 4 or 5 in present-day Latvia, then a part of the Soviet Union. His mother, a Russian speaker unfamiliar with the local tongue, would drag along her...
  • Valerie Harper signs, seals, delivers another role

    Valerie Harper signs, seals, delivers another role
    Valerie Harper is positively radiant these days. There's a sparkle in her eyes and a genuine warmth in her smile. Why not? She's defied the odds. Early last year, Harper was told she had three months to live. Harper, a non-smoker who had a cancerous...
  • Everyman Theatre introduces region to 'By the Way, Meet Vera Stark'

    Everyman Theatre introduces region to 'By the Way, Meet Vera Stark'
    During a rather frantic Hollywood party one night in 1933, a film director pontificates on the heavily-laden-with-historic-woe type of actors he wants to portray the slaves in his new antebellum epic. A black maid named Vera Stark, eager to get into...
  • CANNES: Program for the Russian Pavilion in Cannes Unveiled

    LONDON -- The program of events for the Russian Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival has been unveiled. The gala opening of the Pavilion will be held May 15, at which speakers will include Vyacheslav Telnov, head of the Cinema and Modernization...
  • Summer films for adults

     Summer films for adults
    If the clang and clutter of summer superhero movies and action behemoths aren't for you — or even if you just want a break — there are still plenty of options in the months ahead, both at the art house and the far corners of the multiplex....
  • Twelve directors and the movies that made them

    Twelve directors and the movies that made them
    Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....
  • Keira Knightley trades corset for a guitar in 'Begin Again'

    Keira Knightley trades corset for a guitar in 'Begin Again'
    Keira Knightley is used to early wake-up calls. The actress has a penchant for period films, and it takes a while to get tied into a corset. But on the set of the modern-day romance "Begin Again," the British star's call time was decidedly later than on...
  • Less is so much more in suspense drama 'Locke'

      Less is so much more in suspense drama 'Locke'
    It should be incredibly dull, just a man in his car on the phone. Yet the new British film "Locke" is gripping in its simplicity, wringing deep, suspenseful drama from a man making difficult decisions from which there will be no turning back. As he drives...
  • Review: 'The Other Woman' devolves and dumbs down its characters

    Director Nick Cassavetes, whose soft touch with romance was behind that classic date movie "The Notebook," is now responsible for the quintessential anti-date movie — "The Other Woman." There is no question whose side he is on in this little bit...
  • Review: Godard's 'Alphaville' still makes a strong connection

    Review: Godard's 'Alphaville' still makes a strong connection
    Before he loved anything else, Jean-Luc Godard loved genre: He famously dedicated his first feature film, "Breathless," to Monogram Pictures, one of the monarchs of Poverty Row B-picture production. But as "Breathless" demonstrated, Godard never did...