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  • New portrait book 'Art of Discovery' examines celebrity inspiration

    New portrait book 'Art of Discovery' examines celebrity inspiration
    The new book "The Art of Discovery" pairs celebrity portraits with quotes about moments that inspired them as people and artists. The book is by Wire Image co-founder Jeff Vespa. It was designed by Nancy Rouemy, a former art director at the New York...
  • William H. Macy directs the music of 'Rudderless'

    William H. Macy directs the music of 'Rudderless'
    To my surprise, before a May interview with William H. Macy about his big-screen directorial debut “Rudderless,” I was told the veteran actor and newbie filmmaker wouldn’t be able to talk much about the film’s plot. The movie,...
  • Practice makes bloody in 'Whiplash'

    Practice makes bloody in 'Whiplash'
    ***1/2 (out of four) “Humiliate to motivate.” It’s easy to imagine Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), a conductor at the country’s top music conservatory, having that kind of bumper sticker on his car (not that anyone drives in...
  • 'Rudderless' favors surprise over intelligence

    'Rudderless' favors surprise over intelligence
    ** (out of four) When “Rudderless” begins with Josh (Miles Heizer of “Parenthood”) unhappily writing music in his dorm room, you could be watching an episode of “Parenthood.” Later, when Josh’s dad Sam (Billy...
  • 'Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead' is even nuttier than its predecessor

    'Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead' is even nuttier than its predecessor
    *** (out of four) There’s nothing like a well-timed “[Bleep] yeah.” It’s one of many hilarious moments in “Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead” and also something fans of its 2009 predecessor about vacationing Norwegians...
  • Review: 'The Green Prince' ★★★

    Review: 'The Green Prince' ★★★
    As readers of spy fiction know, every secret agent has a handler, the person to whom the undercover operative reports. We've read about it in novels by Graham Greene and John le Carre, but how might it work in real life? If the intense and fascinating...
  • io West sketch comedy team Redford performs in Chicago

    io West sketch comedy team Redford performs in Chicago
    Los Angeles owns the entertainment world. That's no secret. The West Coast harnesses Hollywood, multibillion dollar agencies, the homes of the world's biggest movie stars and a booming stand-up comedy scene. But sketch comedy? It's just not...
  • 'Whiplash' scorches the screen with its passion and fury

    And the beat goes on …. If you haven't experienced "Whiplash" yet, it is easier than ever to catch its unsparing examination of the mind games used to push young talents to greatness. The film is expanding its run in Los Angeles and around the...
  • Miles Beyond the Biopic: Don Cheadle Riffs on a Jazz Legend

    Don Cheadle has managed to accomplish something no one has been able to pull off in two decades: serve up a bigscreen tale of jazz great Miles Davis. "Miles Ahead," in which the versatile actor portrays the legendary trumpeter, marks the directorial...
  • Writer/director Damien Chazelle brings personal experience to 'Whiplash'

    Writer/director Damien Chazelle brings personal experience to 'Whiplash'
    You could take the torment from an ultra-demanding teacher and file it away somewhere in your memory, never to be heard from again outside of nightmares. Or you could do what Damien Chazelle did, using the high school jazz conductor who made his life as...
  • 'America's Funniest Home Videos' is Stronger Than Ever in Digital Era

    Pratfalls and goofs caught on camera made Vin Di Bona's career. But that doesn't mean the creator of "America's Funniest Home Videos" is an ideal videographer. "When my daughter graduated from high school, I panned over the stage and she'd already walked...