| Jan 27, 2014
A five-time Grammy Award winner, a jazz guitar great and a swing/ska/rock/jazz band will highlight ArtsQuest’s RiverJazz festival, which will be expanded this year, officials just announced. Grammy winner Terence Blanchard, fusion jazz guitarist Pat...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:07 AM
The American Cinematheque and Art Directors Guild Film Society series, "Setting the Scene," continues Sunday at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica with a screening of Orson Welles' 1958 film noir masterpiece, "Touch of Evil."
Besides screening the...
| Dec 16, 2012
As the year winds down, multiplexes fill up with films vying for award-season consideration. Thanks to a bumper crop of period movies, late 2012 has showcased some serious talent in the field of costume design. Some of the films are worth watching for...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren are typically credible as legendary "master of suspense" Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma, in director Sacha Gervasi's docudrama, but the bigger interest is the movie's detailing of the complications - financial and...
| Feb 24, 2013
The Academy Awards are the biggest fashion runway on the planet. When Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and other stars step out onto the red carpet Sunday, they will be primed to talk as much about what and who they are wearing as about...
| Nov 21, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
“Why call it ‘Hitchcock?’” reads one thread on the IMDB page for “Hitchcock.” The answer: Because director Sacha Gervasi’s (“Anvil: The Story of Anvil”) deliciously entertaining...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Alfred Hitchcock's reputation as a filmmaker was already on the rise when he died 32 years ago. Since then it has consistently (and rightly) grown ever greater. At the same time, his reputation as a person has taken a lot of blows ... whether rightly or...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Writer-director Andrew Dominik created a hard-boiled gangster movie in "Killing Them Softly." It owes much to the work of the Coen Brothers and Quentin Tarantino. It's filled with constant tension offset by the sort of cerebral dialogue and strange...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
"GUESS I got what I deserve," go the words from the 'Baby Blue' song by Badfinger.
So I had a "Breaking Bad" weekend, with this song punctuating AMC's ending after five seasons.
I have been terribly possessive about "Breaking Bad," writing about it...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:57 PM
Perhaps coach Adam Levine of "The Voice" got tired of being "the landlord." At any rate, the Maroon 5 frontman has sold his Hollywood Hills home for $3.55 million in an off-market deal.
The remodeled Midcentury Modern-style home sits on a half-acre...
| Mar 14, 2013
Bates Motel on A&E premieres Monday, March 18, at 10pm ET. This modern-day prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s genre-defining film Psycho comes from executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) and intends to give...