| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Is it possible for a single movie to capture James Brown in all his multitudes, contradictions and reinventions? Probably not, but "Get On Up" makes an admirable, fitfully successful stab at the life of the brilliant but volatile funk-soul legend who wore...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:49 AM
Perhaps the first association you make with that name is with the talented British filmmaker who directed last year's Academy Award-winning best film "12 Years a Slave."
But for most movie fans, that name signifies a bygone star,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Enjoy an evening of fine wine, food and art at the Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut wine-pairing dinner planned for Aug. 8 at the Leesburg Center for the Arts, 429 W. Magnolia St.
The event, which is hosted by Two Old Hags Wine Shoppe in downtown...
| May 10, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Very early in "Palo Alto," you hear the voice of a judge issuing a teenager's probation guidelines. Although you never see the adjudicator, the uncredited speaker is clearly Francis Ford Coppola. A few minutes later you can spot, affixed to the bedroom...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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The summer blockbusters are coming. And to see them, you don't even need to get off your sofa.
The TV networks are pouring unprecedented amounts of money — and some very creative deal-making...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Brazil's Karmatique Imagens is set to produce a toon mini-series and feature that is freely inspired by Joseph Conrad's legendary novel "Heart of Darkness."
Project made its market bow this week at Annecy's Intl. Animation Film Market (MIFA) as part of...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:42 PM
MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE FOREST RESERVE, Belize — As Hummingbird Highway carves away from Belize's resort-laden sands, pavement dissolves into rutted dirt tracks and the dense jungle canopy starts to press in from all sides. The tallest buildings pushing...
| Feb 12, 2014
The merits of the nine nominees for the Academy Award for best picture are being debated by cineastes around the world. But as a college professor, this year's Oscar nominees also reaffirm the growing importance of the movies in the classroom and how film...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Cemeteries aren't usually thought of as hotbeds of activity, but last Saturday night at the Forest Lawn Museum, atop the memorial park's Glendale grounds, proved the exception. As a blues band blared and colored lights splashed off the white walls of an...
| Feb 15, 2014
Re "History lessons, with popcorn," Opinion, Feb. 12
Zach P. Messitte is spot-on regarding the influence that films with historical backgrounds have on today's college students.
Since 1991 I've been teaching at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. I've...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — Robert Duvall first came to Texas when he was 10, a San Diego military brat on a visit to his mother's family. It would be his first time on a horse, and his first encounter with the people he would later come to know so well....