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  • 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,”...
  • Shia LaBeouf's acid trip was all in a day's work

    Shia LaBeouf's acid trip was all in a day's work
    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...
  • 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 “...
  • Kirsten Dunst: French man ordered to stay away until 2015

     
    Kirsten Dunst has been granted a three year restraining order against a French man who sent her over 50 love letters. The man, Jean Prudhon, must remain 100 yards away from Kirsten Dunst and her mother until 2015....
  • Sundance 2012: A dilemma of ethics, power in 'Compliance'

     
    On a busy day at a suburban fast-food outlet, a phone call comes for the manager (Ann Dowd) telling her there has been an accusation of theft against one of her employees. The voice on the line (Pat Healy) identifies himself as a police officer and...
  • Sundance 2012: Bingham Ray remembered by Kenneth Turan

     
    I’ve been attending Sundance since 1985 and no event in my experience has hit this festival with the impact of the stroke that took Bingham Ray’s life on Monday. It was not just a death, it was a death in the family in the most profound way......
  • Around Town: Max von Sydow plays chess with death again

     
    One of international cinema’s most acclaimed actors, Max von Sydow, best known for his iconic work for director Ingmar Bergman, visits the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre on Monday evening....
  • Ben Gazzara, 81, leaves a rich, gruff legacy in theater and film

     
    Ben Gazzara, who died Friday in New York at the age of 81, was an actor with a gruff voice and intense demeanor. His acting legacy, which included the films of John Cassavetes and originating the role of Brick in......
  • Berlin film fest kicks off with an international mix of upheaval

     
    The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival kicks off Thursday, and with nearly 400 films screening over 10 days in Germany’s chilly capital, it's hard to find just one theme to describe this year's Berlinale. To be sure, the event’s signature...
  • Berlin Film Festival: Keanu Reeves tackles film vs. digital

     
    Capturing a fleeting moment in time before it disappears forever is one of the essential functions of a film camera. A new documentary, “Side by Side,” aims to grasp the transition from photochemical film to digital in an objective way, by...