| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Jonna Mendez was a globe-trotting spy for nearly three decades, briefing the president, slipping across borders armed with false identities, using cameras so tiny they fit into a lipstick tube or a blazer button.
As the CIA's chief of disguise, she...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Every December, 50-odd members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. meet and vote on a collective "best" of the movie year. Arguments are made, voices occasionally raised, but mostly there's a prevailing tedium to the day as members systematically move...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:30 AM
In the new Lifetime original movie "Lizzie Borden Took an Ax," the protagonist's name is uttered in full many times throughout the film's 87 minutes. She isn't called "Lizzie" or "Miss Borden" but "Lizzie Borden." The notorious name strikes tactical blows...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It may not be factual, but it's truthful.
It's an argument that wouldn't survive in a court of law and would spark derision in a presidential debate.
But when it comes to movies, it's vital guidance, especially when so many of 2013's Oscar-...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:19 AM
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| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:22 PM
When the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees last year, Oscar balloting had already closed and the DGA's slate — Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee and Tom Hooper — was widely expected to repeat when the...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 12:21 PM
At first I thought it was merely a result of not having had to run a comb across my own scalp since the first Bush administration that I found David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” so follicularly fascinating — just watching the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
These might seem like idyllic times for women in Hollywood: 2013's highest grossing film is the Jennifer Lawrence-led "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," and the sisterhood fairy tale "Frozen," the first Disney Animation movie with a female director, is the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:08 AM
"It's like a roller derby out there," Tom Hanks says from a corner of Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel. And he's not talking about the scene across the street Thursday night at the TCL Chinese Theatre, where Hanks' latest movie, "Saving Mr. Banks," is about to...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
With a calendar date falling just as studios are desperately trying to secure some awards-season traction for their Oscar hopefuls, the AFI Fest has no trouble booking its share of glamorous galas and high-profile events. This year's festival, which...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Although “Thor” hung on to the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend, the big story was a stellar opening for “The Best Man Holiday,” which trounced all expectations to debut with a studio-estimated $30.6-million.