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  • Review: 'Los Angeles Plays Itself' ★★★★

    Review: 'Los Angeles Plays Itself' ★★★★
    Thom Andersen's beautiful, mordant 2003 cine-essay, "Los Angeles Plays Itself," screens at the Music Box Theatre for one night next week, Wednesday. It's finally coming to cable and home-viewing formats at the end of the month, 11 long years after its premiere, but the big screen really is the ideal way to soak up Andersen's inspired ruminations about his city as a filming location and as a repository for other filmmakers' daydreams and nightmares.
  • 'Not to Be Missed': A critic shares 54 favorite movies

    'Not to Be Missed': A critic shares 54 favorite movies
    A book with the title of "Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites From a Lifetime of Film" may seem straightforward enough. But to me that title raises all kinds of questions. Why such a book? Why 54 films, and what criteria were used to select them? And...

    Roman Polanski knows the ropes in 'Venus in Fur'

    Roman Polanski knows the ropes in 'Venus in Fur'
    "Venus in Fur," a whip-smart dissection of gender politics via some teasing S&M, is arch. So arch in fact that it is surprising it's a Roman Polanski film. The director has spent a great deal of creative energy over the course of his career exploring...

    Broadway: Bette Midler serves up Hollywood dish in 'I'll Eat You Last'

    NEW YORK — Almost none of us would have been invited to one of the famous parties at Sue Mengers' swishy pad in "The Hills of Beverly." Those networking opportunities — wherein Faye Dunaway could get cast in "Chinatown" between appetizer and...

    Shaky rationale behind Brown tunnel plan

    Shaky rationale behind Brown tunnel plan
    SACRAMENTO — Maybe I've watched the movie "Chinatown" too many times, but a major justification for digging Gov. Jerry Brown's massive water tunnels just seems suspicious. Brown's not creating a drought by dumping water in the ocean and...