| Apr 2, 2015
| 3:52 PM
Aiming somewhere between Coen brothers territory and "Twin Peaks" and landing awkwardly in the realm of self-conscious neo-noir, "Cut Bank" is filled with small-town quirkiness and propelled by a rising body count.
At the purported center of the...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 5:57 PM
After a tumultuous development period marked by bugs, glitches, crashes and hard resets, the "Steve Jobs" biopic is finally up and running.
Principal photography has begun in San Francisco on the Aaron Sorkin-scripted, Danny Boyle-directed film starring...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Terence Winter has professed his love for "The Sopranos" finale, but the "Boardwalk Empire" creator certainly didn't choose to emulate his former show's cryptic conclusion in crafting a fifth season that steadfastly built toward its final, revelatory...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Watching an estimable quintet of character actors do their thing is the chief pleasure of "Cut Bank," a largely routine thriller dressed up as a quirky small-town morality play. The feature helming debut of Matt Shakman, a former child actor turned...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A24 and DirecTV have acquired U.S. rights to Liam Hemsworth's thriller "Cut Bank" two months after its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
"Cut Bank" will screen Sept. 10 at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema program....
| Sep 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The moves are none too surprising but the psychological back-and-forth still compels attention in "Pawn Sacrifice," director Edward Zwick's conventionally well-crafted dramatization of the life of Bobby Fischer. Revisiting that astonishing moment when a...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Los Angeles Times Film Critic Kenneth Turan and Vincent Brook, a film scholar and author of “Driven to Darkness: Jewish Émigré Directors and the Rise of Film Noir," will examine contributions of Jewish directors from Billy Wilder to the Coen...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:30 AM
One in a series of occasional articles about the lives and careers of character actors in Hollywood.
Fred Melamed's timing has always been a bit askew.
Melamed didn't marry until he was 42. He didn't become the father of twin boys until he was 47. And...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The third season of "Boardwalk Empire" achieved such operatic highs -- and featured such an assortment of twisting alliances, along with a truly menacing villain -- that the slow start to the current campaign is perhaps to be forgiven. Granted, there's...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Seeking to expand his ill-gotten wealth, gangster Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) gravitates to sunny/rainy Florida like a moth to a flame in “Acres of Diamonds,” Episode 39 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
First Nucky endures...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
“William Wilson,” episode 43 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” refers to an Edgar Allan Poe short story about a college student who in effect commits suicide by murdering his doppelganger.
Analyzing the cautionary tale proves...