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  • Film review: Enjoy the silents in the 'The Artist'

    Film review: Enjoy the silents in the 'The Artist'
    Hollywood doesn't make very many films about itself, let alone paeans to its ancient history. So how can we explain two such titles opening simultaneously — on the very same day — last month? I swore I wouldn't use the hack phrase “love letter to the cinema,” even though it's exactly appropriate for both Martin Scorsese's wonderful “Hugo” (reviewed here last week) and Michel Hazanavicius's even more wonderful “The Artist.”
  • Reel Critics: Silent movie era revisited in 'The Artist'

    French director Michel Hazanavicius is the moving force behind the innovative and highly regarded new film "The Artist." He's fashioned a dazzling wonder of modern cinema using the surprising format of black-and-white silent movies. The packed audience...

    Movies: Dapper gents rule in 'J. Edgar,' 'The Artist' and other films

    Movies: Dapper gents rule in 'J. Edgar,' 'The Artist' and other films
    Clothes and carefully cultivated facial hair are helping to make the man — and the movie — in a big way at the multiplex this season. Consider the tuxedo-wearing, thinly mustachioed men of 1920s' Hollywood in "The Artist"; the dapper denizens...

    Movies: The '20s roaring again

    Movies: The '20s roaring again
    Cue the flappers, the fringe, the beads and the bobs. The Roaring '20s are back in fashion — on the runways and on-screen. It started in September at the spring 2012 fashion shows, with Ralph Lauren's "Great Gatsby" gowns, Tory Burch's...

    Southern California Close-Ups: Going Hollywood

    Southern California Close-Ups: Going Hollywood
    Pity the rubes. Those wayward tourists who dawdle in their cars and tour buses along Beachwood Drive, enraging the locals as they haltingly seek that perfect Hollywood sign photo op — they know not what they do. Maybe you're not from this...