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  • Andy Klein's top 10 films of 2011

    Andy Klein's top 10 films of 2011
    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”...
  • Bingham Ray dies at 57; leading force in independent films

    Bingham Ray dies at 57; leading force in independent films
    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....
  • Reel Critics: 'Happy Feet' dances back into theaters

    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...
  • The Contenders: Kirsten Dunst of 'Melancholia'

    The Contenders: Kirsten Dunst of 'Melancholia'
    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...
  • 'Melancholia'

    'Melancholia'
    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...
  • 'Melancholia' review: Easily one of the year's best movies

    'Melancholia' review: Easily one of the year's best movies
    **** (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...
  • Melanchlia e Immortals: mundos en destrucción

    Melancholia*** Lars von Trier, el "enfant terrible" del cine danés, añade otra polémica pieza a su larga filmografía, conformada, entre otras cintas, por títulos como Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark y Dogville. Von Trier, quien tiene fama de...
  • Filmmaker's choice

    Filmmaker's choice
    The holiday movie season is a crowded beast. So we asked filmmaker Hilton Carter, a MICA grad who now lives in Los Angeles, to give us his picks for what he can't wait to see. Carter, 31, whose dark short film "Moth" aired earlier this year on HBO, cut...
  • Film review: 'Melancholia' never felt so good

    Film review: 'Melancholia' never felt so good
    Lars von Trier has long rivaled Hamlet as the most melancholy of melancholy Danes. With “Melancholia,” his new film, he makes it official. Fifteen years ago, Von Trier had his first real American success with “Breaking the Waves,”...
  • L.A. Times launches free Indie Focus film series at Laemmle NoHo

    L.A. Times launches free Indie Focus film series at Laemmle NoHo
    The L.A. Times is expanding its events for movie lovers with a new, free Indie Focus Screening Series at the Laemmle NoHo 7 theaters starting Aug. 22 with “Robot & Frank.” Starring Oscar nominee Frank Langella as an aging jewel thief who...
  • DVD review: 'Melancholia' is a multilayer metaphor

    DVD review: 'Melancholia' is a multilayer metaphor
    This strange film from Lars von Trier (“Breaking the Waves,” “Dogville”), which topped my favorites list for 2011, is now available on Blu-ray disc and DVD. It's an impossible movie to categorize sensibly: One can call it “...