| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Shia LaBeouf was working hard to discover to his character for "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" — but it turns out he couldn't quite get there without taking an acid trip along the way.
LaBeouf first sought advice from costar Evan...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Shia LaBeouf won't be making his Broadway debut this season after all. The 26-year-old actor has quit the upcoming revival production of the play "Orphans" in New York over "creative differences," according to a news release sent Wednesday.
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — For all its perks, being a popular young actor like Shia LaBeouf in today's media climate can come with some intense pressures.
So intense that one of Hollywood's longest lasting stars says he probably couldn't handle them.
| May 23, 2011
— Writer-director Terrence Malick wasn't there to accept it, but "The Tree of Life," his ambitious and long-anticipated examination of what it all means, won the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or on Sunday night.
"He remains infamously and...
| May 24, 2011
| 1:35 PM
Everybody's Talkin' About
• Holy Rapture passes without incident; War of the Worlds broadcasts have been hairier. In other celestial speculation, Stephen Hawking calls Heaven a myth.
• Dominique Strauss- Kahn resigns as head of IMF, leaves...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:13 PM
There are numerous inherent flaws and absurdities in the process of compiling Top 10s and Best ofs; nonetheless, here are my favorite films released in Los Angeles in the calendar year 2011. In my version of this imperfect exercise, “favorite”...
| Jan 24, 2012
Bingham Ray, the co-founder of October Films, one of the top independent film distribution companies of the 1990s, and a former president of United Artists who was a leading force in independent films for more than two decades, died Monday. He was 57....
| Nov 24, 2011
| 9:50 PM
George Miller is no stranger to first-class animated films featuring talking animals. He directed the revered classic "Babe," which was nominated for Best Picture. He also directed the first "Happy Feet" movie, replacing talking pigs, dogs and sheep...
| Dec 1, 2011
As Justine, the complicated young bride at the center of Lars von Trier's apocalyptic meditation on depression, "Melancholia," Kirsten Dunst is called upon to convey great depths of anguish with very little dialogue. But Dunst, 29, delivers such a...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Noted for the unexpected in his films, director Lars von Trier ("Dogville") scores again on that count as an interplanetary crisis puts Earth on a collision course.
The threat parallels the internal crisis a young bride (Kirsten Dunst, who was named best...
| Nov 10, 2011
**** (out of four)
The stunningly beautiful, remarkably powerful film from writer-director Lars Von Trier bears plenty in common with “The Tree of Life,” if “Tree” were an extraordinary vision of flawed human behavior in the...