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  • TV Picks: 'Altman,' 'Poirot,' Cartoon Hangover shorts, 'The Killing'

    TV Picks: 'Altman,' 'Poirot,' Cartoon Hangover shorts, 'The Killing'
    "Altman" (Epix, Wednesday). Ron Mann, the director of the documentaries "Twist" and "Comic Book Confidential," has made a movie about Robert Altman. There is no American director working in my lifetime whose work has meant more to me than Altman, and not just the big, accepted successes like "MASH," "The Player" and "Gosford Park," but also "Brewster McCloud, "Buffalo Bill and the Indians" and "Prêt-à-Porter" and "A Prairie Home Companion," films full of life and a love for humankind in its sometimes horrifying, but always wonderful, variety. Ten years ago, on the occasion of an election-year rebroadcast of his groundbreaking, life-meets-art mockumentary HBO series "Tanner '88," I wrote of him, "In spite of the occasional unexpected crossover hit, Altman is the least accommodating of American filmmakers, with an abiding disinterest in popular notions of clarity and narrative, image and sound. Instead, with his long lenses and overlapping dialog, he makes little symphonies of chaos, teeming with incident -- the film equivalent of a Brueghel painting. That is, his work was lifelike, and made in the service of life; endings were almost incidental -- something new may be starting at the right of the frame while something old is concluding at the left.
  • Will Ferrell to Play Sexploitation Director Russ Meyer in 'Russ and Roger Go Beyond'

    Will Ferrell is in talks to play porn producer Russ Meyer in independent movie project "Russ and Roger Go Beyond." The film centers on the collaboration between Meyer and Roger Ebert on the 1970 film "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," which Meyer directed...

    Hollywood Bowl's 'Noche de Cine' also a night of Gustavos

     Hollywood Bowl's 'Noche de Cine' also a night of Gustavos
    "Noche de Cine," a movie night at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday, was also a noche de Gustavos. Gustavo Dudamel conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the second of his two concerts in the Hollywood Bowl's Americas & Americans festival. Guitarist...

    Prolific TV Producer Robert Halmi Sr. Dies at 90

    Robert Halmi Sr., the Hungarian-born producer who battled the Nazi and Soviet occupations in his youth before becoming a top magazine photographer and telepic mogul, died Wednesday of a brain aneurysm at his home in New York City. He was 90. With his...

    Capsule reviews of feature films

    AND SO IT GOES 1 1/2 stars. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton team for the first time in a wincingly sappy three-quarter-life rom-com about a Scrooge-like widower and a wifty lounge-singing widow and the unexpected appearance of a cute-as-a-button...