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  • Reel Critics: A rugged and inspiring 'Trail'

    I was privileged to attend the private screening of a captivating new documentary. Catherine Jayasuriya is a very sharp local mom on a major mission. She is the driving force behind "Dusty's Trail," which is vying for a spot in the Newport Beach Film...
  • Miller: No clear winner in Oscar contest

    Miller: No clear winner in Oscar contest
    For some in Newport-Mesa, the 85th annual Academy Awards telecast may have prompted a three-word response: "Oh, hey, guys." Within minutes of the show's beginning, William Shatner, who recently brought his one-man show to the Segerstrom Center for the...
  • Other venues: 'Forrest Gump,' 'The Terminator' and 'The Man Who Wasn't There'

    BACinema Beverly Arts Center 2407 W. 111th St. 773-445-3838 beverlyartcenter.org *"The Waiting Room" (U.S.; Peter Nicks, 2012) Shot over five months in an Oakland public hospital, "The Waiting Room" explores the state of medical care for the nation's...
  • MTV Movie Awards: You wanna talk shirtless awards?

    MTV Movie Awards: You wanna talk shirtless awards?
    For its 2013 movie awards, MTV has added two new categories to help measure true excellence in filmmaking: Best Shirtless Performance and Best Musical Moment. What do you expect from an awards ceremony that honors Best Kiss, Best WTF Moment and Best...
  • 'No' is riveting historical fiction ★★★★

    'No' is riveting historical fiction ★★★★
    "No" is a terrific film, and word got out very quickly at last year's Cannes Film Festival, where the Chilean docudrama deservedly made a lot of noise even though it played outside the main competition categories. No less than "Argo," "Lincoln" and...
  • Gael Garcia Bernal's ad man has global reach

    Gael Garcia Bernal's ad man has global reach
    In "No," 34-year-old Guadalajara-born actor and filmmaker Gael Garcia Bernal plays a cocky Santiago, Chile, advertising man who has thrived under the economic policies of the nation's U.S.-backed ruler, Augusto Pinochet. Asked to concoct a TV...
  • Books on the big screen -- 'Great Gatsby' to launch Cannes film festival

    Books on the big screen -- 'Great Gatsby' to launch Cannes film festival
    Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" will kick off the 66th Festival de Cannes, organizers announced today. "It is a great honor for all those who have worked on 'The Great Gatsby' to open the Cannes Film Festival," Luhrmann said in a...
  • Australian film 'The Sapphires' finds its American soul

    Australian film 'The Sapphires' finds its American soul
    "The Sapphires," which opens Friday, is the crowd-pleasing, based-on-actual-people story of four young Aboriginal women who team up with a male Irish manager and perform for American troops in Vietnam, so it's covering its bases internationally. The...
  • 'Stand Up Guys' a criminal waste of Walken, Pacino, Arkin ★

    'Stand Up Guys' a criminal waste of Walken, Pacino, Arkin ★
    A writer must eat, which is why most playwrights eventually try their hands at screenwriting. "Stand Up Guys," starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin, comes from the stage-trained Noah Haidle, whose story premise sounds like a sure (if...
  • Heatmeter: 'Argo' and Jennifer Lawrence lead the Oscar pack

    Heatmeter: 'Argo' and Jennifer Lawrence lead the Oscar pack
    A flurry of ceremonies over the last 2 1/2 weeks -- the Golden Globes, the Producers Guild prizes and the Screen Actors Guild awards -- has separated pretender from contender in Hollywood's 2012-13 awards season. According to the L.A. Times HeatMeter,...
  • A sneak peek at three Oscar ballots

    A sneak peek at three Oscar ballots
    On the eve of Oscar voting, we asked three academy members to let us peek at their ballots and tell us, anonymously, who they're voting for and why. Here's what they had to say: OSCARS 2013: Full Coverage PRODUCERS BRANCH: This 40ish Oscar nominee...