| Jan 31, 2015
| 4:45 AM
For many, the Oscars become a trivia contest. Who won the best actress of 1950?
For film fans who want to see the movies, the best place to turn is Turner Classic Movies, which offers its annual 31 Days of Oscar festival.
The jamboree of Oscar winners...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 9:10 AM
In this age of instant cinematic gratification, you can log on to Netflix, push the "play" icon, and watch … your own backyard.
The Netflix offerings that you can "Watch Instantly" span the globe, the entire history of moviemaking, and every...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 9:20 PM
Frank Mankiewicz, the son of a Hollywood legend who made his mark in the grittier worlds of Democratic politics and broadcast media, serving as press secretary to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, presidential campaign manager for Sen. George S. McGovern and...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Looking to rent a scary movie for Halloween that also happens to have a local tie?
Step right up for two pictures that aren't stereotypical horror films but rather spook-fests that cut a little deeper and promise to haunt your dreams a little longer....
| May 31, 2014
| 9:11 AM
A book with the title of "Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites From a Lifetime of Film" may seem straightforward enough. But to me that title raises all kinds of questions. Why such a book? Why 54 films, and what criteria were used to select them? And...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Back in 1984, relatively early in the AIDS crisis, actors Michael Kearns and James Carroll Pickett met with David Galligan about directing a benefit show to help gay men afflicted with the disease.
Galligan, a journalist making the transition to theater...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Art exhibit, "A Chaos of Photography," wildlife and landscapes photographed by Carol Jankuv, Spanish River Library, 15601 Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton. View during library hours, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday,...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Lauren Bacall, the sultry blonde siren who became an overnight star via a memorable film debut at age 19 opposite Humphrey Bogart in Howard Hawks' "To Have and Have Not," died Tuesday of a suspected stroke at her home in the Dakota in Manhattan. She was...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The voice. If you heard it once, you never forgot. So distinctive was its smoky, sexual growl, you could pick it out of a lineup.
Its owner, Lauren Bacall, wrapped it around words, controlling them, making them slightly dangerous, making them do her...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:23 AM
Most performers are lucky to have one breakthrough. Lauren Bacall had four, at least. Here are a few things to remember about the movie legend who died Tuesday at age 89.
1. Her enduring stardom: A magazine cover for Harper's Bazaar was breakthrough No....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:10 AM
The Indian film "Miss Lovely" sets Bollywood's enduring good brother-versus-bad brother theme against the backdrop of the underground grindhouse filmmaking industry of 1980s Mumbai. Just don't mistake the film for a Bollywood production, as it boasts...