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  • 'Awake' a vivid glimpse of West's 1st meditation guru

    'Awake' a vivid glimpse of West's 1st meditation guru
    Fittingly enlightening, "Awake: The Life of Yogananda" is a vivid, elegantly assembled portrait of the savvy guru with the cherubic face and penetrating gaze who brought meditation to the West. Although the name Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952) may not...
  • 'Young Ones' wastes intriguing dire-future premise

    'Young Ones' wastes intriguing dire-future premise
    Writer-director Jake Paltrow's dystopian potboiler "Young Ones" starts with a lip-licking premise: As a catastrophic global water shortage creates a barren globe, it also spurs a new, wild, untamed West. In this parched, resource-scarce near-future of a...
  • 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...
  • Director Justin Simien Says 'Dear White People' Draws Different Reactions from Different Races

    Starting at the Sundance Film Festival, "Dear White People" director Justin Simien spent most of the year promoting the comedy-drama on the festival circuit -- where he's still amazed over the diversity of reactions the film evokes. "What still blows...
  • Playwright Josefina Lopez Gets 'Fabulous' with ABC, Brings Shakespeare to East L.A.

    Seizing a moment when diversity is being embraced by the small screen, prolific playwright Josefina Lopez is trying TV again with a dramedy about four sisters set up at ABC and ABC Studios. Lopez, best known for writing the play and 2002 feature "Real...