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  • Around Town: 'Mean Streets' pays tribute to Fellini film

     
    ."I Vitelloni," a 1953 semi-autobiographical drama about five male friends living in a small Italian town, is considered one of the watershed moments in Fedrico Fellini's career. The film is screening Friday through Wednesday at the New Beverly Cinema...
  • Twice-recalled Fullerton councilman to run for election again

     
    Don Bankhead, a retired police captain and former mayor, filed the papers Wednesday to run for the Fullerton City Council, which he was booted from in June after a recall election in the city. The effort was sparked by the anger in the city after the...
  • 30 films, 30 reasons to watch ESPN

    A new documentary series premiering this week presents ESPN viewers with a smorgasbord of films on various sports subjects from the past 30 years. "30 for 30," the 30-part project from ESPN Films commemorating the network's 30th anniversary, gives the...
  • A charmed Emmys

    A charmed Emmys
    As the television industry comes together Sunday night in Hollywood to honor the best work of last year, there will be few creative communities better represented than Baltimore. The nominees include two generations of Baltimore-born-and-bred directors...
  • 'You Don't Know Jack'

    'You Don't Know Jack'
    Al Pacino recently won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of "death doctor" Jack Kevorkian in this HBO film directed by Barry Levinson ("Rain Man"). A patient's right to determine his own fate is debated as Kevorkian stands trial over his apparatus that...
  • Close-up on Redding

    Close-up on Redding
    HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Named Reading in 1729 for John Read, the first white man to settle in the area, and also influenced by Reading in Berkshire, England. Changed to Redding when it was incorporated, most likely to match the pronunciation of the English...
  • End of an era at the Senator Theatre

    End of an era at the Senator Theatre
    It really was the last picture show. Baltimore's most passionate advocate of historic movie houses stood before the stage last night, and addressed a standing room only crowd of about 1,000. His voice cracking a little with emotion, he said, for the...
  • 'Homicide: Life on the Street' - The Complete Series

    'Homicide: Life on the Street' - The Complete Series
    Though the former NBC drama has been released in its entirety on DVD before, its reissue in a 35-disc "mega-set" is well worth noting. Inspired by a nonfiction book by David Simon, the much-honored drama from producers Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana...
  • Trying to get to the heart of Jack Kevorkian

    Trying to get to the heart of Jack Kevorkian
    At the crux of the lingering debate over Dr. Jack Kevorkian is an unresolved question of character: What kind of guy would devote his life to helping other people die? Was he a compassionate visionary, fighting to end the suffering of the ill, or was...
  • ESPN prepares to offer 30 documentaries in 15 months

     
    On Friday I attended a panel discussion on the making of sports documentaries that featured four filmmaking luminaries: Albert Maysles ("Gimme Shelter," "Grey Gardens"), Barry Levinson ("Diner," "The Natural," "Rain Man"), Barbara Kopple ("Harlan County...
  • An Oklahoma City expose — Barry Levinson to direct ‘O.K.C.’

     
    The director of “Rain Man” has signed on to step behind the camera for “O.K.C.,” a drama that goes deep into the conspiracy to blow up the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Barry Levinson will direct from a Clay Wold script...