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  • The spy who loves helping parents buy gifts for their children

    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...
  • 2013 a good year for films, a hard one for critics doing their 'best'

    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...
  • For Christina Ricci, 'Lizzie Borden Took an Ax' is a guilty pleasure

    For Christina Ricci, 'Lizzie Borden Took an Ax' is a guilty pleasure
    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...
  • When movies don't let the facts get in the way of a good story

    When movies don't let the facts get in the way of a good story
    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-...
  • Wii bowling at the Bain Center

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  • Analysis: Directors Guild nominees likely to repeat with academy

    Analysis: Directors Guild nominees likely to repeat with academy
    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...
  • 'American Hustle' builds character from the scalp down

    'American Hustle' builds character from the scalp down
    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...
  • Celluloid Ceiling Report: Scant progress for women behind film scenes

    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...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' kicks off AFI Fest with somewhat surreal start

    'Saving Mr. Banks' kicks off AFI Fest with somewhat surreal start
    "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...
  • AFI Fest 2013 wraps up a memorable, star-studded scene

     AFI Fest 2013 wraps up a memorable, star-studded scene
    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...
  • 'Thor 2' tops box office; 'Best Man Holiday' tops all expectations

    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. Disney&...