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  • Young Hollywood: Kirsten Dunst, Armie Hammer talk role preparation

     
    Kirsten Dunst and Armie Hammer talk about how they prepare for their roles at the L.A. Times Young Hollywood panel at AFI Fest....
  • Weighing my options at Landmark

     
    As November wears on and the weird Chicago weather gets even weirder, I find myself drawn to the movie theatre. (Oh, who am I kidding? I find myself drawn to the movie theatre all year long.) This week looks particularly good for Landmark Century Centre...
  • 'A Dangerous Method,' 'Melancholia' take cues from Richard Wagner

     
    In two recent films -- David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" and Lars von Trier's "Melancholia" -- Richard Wagner's music pervades the soundtrack as well as the story lines, informing the psychology of the characters while adding crucial sonic subtext.....
  • 'Take Shelter,' 'The Artist' top contenders for Spirit Awards [Updated]

     
    Writer-director Jeff Nicols' apocalyptic drama "Take Shelter" and the black-and-white silent film "The Artist" emerged as top contenders for Film Independent's 2012 Spirit Awards Tuesday morning, earning five nominations each. Both films were nominated in...
  • ‘Melancholia’: Depression was never lovelier

     
    What to say about “Melancholia”? In many ways, there's not a more accurate portrayal of depression on film. Because it's directed by Lars von Trier, it's heavy on imagery, light on dialogue. But unlike “The Tree of Life” –...
  • Year in Review: Betsy Sharkey's best film picks of 2011

     
    This year, Los Angeles Times film critic Betsy Sharkey was drawn to certain themes as well as specific films. What follows are her favorites on both fronts....
  • 2012: From 'Hobbit' to 'Hunger Games,' seven stories to watch

     
    The Hunger Games, The Hobbit and Prometheus are among the anticipated films of 2012...
  • 2011: Seven film stories we never saw coming

     
    Bridesmaids, Midnight in Paris and Lars von Trier's controversial Nazi comments were among the biggest film stories of 2011....
  • Laughs amid the dark stuff at Scandinavian Film Fest L.A.

     
    Starting this weekend and continuing Jan. 14 and 15, the noncompetitive Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. boasts a “smorgasbord of Nordic cinema” with features, shorts and documentaries from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden —...
  • Five memorable lines from the Village Voice's Jim Hoberman

     
    jim Hoberman of the Village Voice has been fired from his critic's post...
  • It's frankly Scandinavian

    It's frankly Scandinavian
    In his 1979 film, "Manhattan," Woody Allen, ever the sarcastic pessimist, wonders why life is worth living. He comes up with Brando, Sinatra, Groucho, the second movement of Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony and C├ęzanne's pears among the few things that make it...