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  • The comedy-drama 'Dope' defies 'black film' expectations

     The comedy-drama 'Dope' defies 'black film' expectations
    Drug dealers or dorks? Hip-hop or punk rock? Harvard or the 'hood? There's no need to chose sides in "Dope," a comedy-drama that takes pleasure in redefining what it means to be young, black and growing up in a tough part of town. Set in present-day...
  • Holly Hunter's 35-year career has no end in sight

    Holly Hunter's 35-year career has no end in sight
    In the 35 years since she landed her first paid gig, Holly Hunter has proven herself an actress of almost unparalleled range. Her versatility was showcased vividly in 1993, when she starred as a mute, 19th-century bride in Jane Campion's "The Piano"...
  • 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' a fresh start for director

     'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' a fresh start for director
    In the novel "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," written in the voice of a teenage boy, the lead character notes that "when you convert a good book into a film, stupid things happen. God only knows what would happen if you tried to convert this...
  • Is there a math formula for suspense?

    Is there a math formula for suspense?
    You spread out on a beach with the latest James Patterson thriller; you play catch-up with a Gillian Flynn chiller; you stand in line to see if Chris Pratt can outrun genetically modified dinosaurs in "Jurassic World"; you perch at the edge of a bar...
  • 'Results' review: Cobie Smulders & Co. build a better rom-com

    'Results' review: Cobie Smulders & Co. build a better rom-com
    There are moments, midway through a montage sequence where the heroine tries on a succession of new outfits, when the death of the romantic comedy seems like a fine idea. But now and then, as if by magic, along comes a film in that grimly degraded genre...
  • With restored version out, '1776' director recalls politics behind cuts

    With restored version out, '1776' director recalls politics behind cuts
    Director Peter H. Hunt left for Europe after he finished postproduction on "1776," the patriotic musical based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit about the Founding Fathers. "The picture was locked," recalled Hunt of the film. He had won a Tony...
  • Rare French film noir titles screen at the Aero

    Subtitled "Rare French Film Noir, 1948-1963," the much-anticipated series "The French Had a Name for It" explores the notion that the French not only gave a name to the dark-end-of-the-street melodramas but that they also made some of the best, most...
  • Maya Forbes recalls her loving, troubled father in 'Infinitely Polar Bear'

    Maya Forbes recalls her loving, troubled father in 'Infinitely Polar Bear'
    Maya Forbes recalled her father as a great storyteller, "a very compassionate person." Cameron Forbes also was bipolar. When Maya was 6, her parents separated after her father had a series of manic breakdowns. With her younger sister, Pink Martini...
  • Cinefamily series celebrates Neil Young's eccentric Shakey films

    The series "Shakey Fest: The Films of Neil Young" begins Thursday with the local premiere of the director's cut of the eccentric rarity "Human Highway." "Human Highway," which is screening at the Vista Theatre in Los Feliz (with the rest of the series...
  • Watching 'GoodFellas' with 'The Wolfpack' brothers who escaped their isolated world through movies

    Watching 'GoodFellas' with 'The Wolfpack' brothers who escaped their isolated world through movies
    Mukunda Angulo, one of the most outgoing of the six fraternal cinephiles known as the Wolfpack, looked around the stately confines of the Upper West Side's Beacon Theater. "This place is very 'GoodFellas,' " he said. The Wolfpack had come to the...
  • 'The Yes Men Are Revolting' review: Climate change agitators

     'The Yes Men Are Revolting' review: Climate change agitators
    The further adventures of Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno — not that those are necessarily their real names — are chronicled in "The Yes Men Are Revolting." The prankster activists here turn their imaginative shaming schemes toward those...