| Nov 16, 2008
Expressing anger, disappointment and humor, thousands of gay-rights advocates marched across the state and nation Saturday in largely peaceful protests against California's passage of an initiative banning same-sex marriage.
In Los Angeles, protesters...
| Nov 23, 2008
Thirty years ago this week, on the morning that San Francisco Mayor George R. Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were shot to death, I sat at my desk in City Hall and locked eyes with the killer.
My boss, the mayor, was about to make a new appointment to...
| Nov 24, 2008
| 12:37 PM
The big surprise in Milk, the new film about murdered gay activist Harvey Milk that opens in December, isnt that Sean Penn is totally credible as a homosexualwhen is Sean Penn ever not remarkable?but that Howard Rosenman appears in several scenes....
| Nov 30, 2008
For Cleve Jones, gay rights activist, initiator of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and historical consultant on director Gus Van Sant’s new drama, “ Milk,” a chance meeting on the streets of San Francisco more than 30 years ago changed the...
| Dec 3, 2008
Costumer Danny Glicker had a once-in-a-lifetime experience working on Gus Van Sant's film " Milk," the story of the life and times of slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk.
Glicker, who won the Costume Designers Guild award for his work on "Transamerica,...
| Dec 1, 2008
Consumers opened their wallets this weekend not only for Black Friday retail sales but also for the movie industry, which recorded its second-highest Thanksgiving weekend box office ever.
Ticket sales for the five-day period totaled $236 million, spurred...
| Dec 2, 2008
"Ballast," an austere drama about a grieving man who forms a bond with a woman and her young son, "Frozen River," a somber tale about the relationship between two poverty-stricken women, and "Rachel Getting Married," an intimate drama about a young...
| Dec 2, 2008
Rachel is getting more than married: She has six nominations for Film Independent's Spirit Awards.
" Rachel Getting Married," wherein an addict played by Anne Hathaway leaves rehab for her sister's wedding, was joined by suicide drama "Ballast" and...
| Dec 7, 2008
Now that the studios are releasing their big Oscar contenders, it's shaping up to be a great season for costume design. From a superhero in high-tops in the stylized comic book caper "The Spirit" to an uptight English heroine in shapely suits and bias-cut...
| Dec 9, 2008
"Milk" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" dominated the nominations this morning for the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s 14th annual Critics' Choice Awards, receiving eight nods each.
"Milk," Gus Van Sant's drama about Harvey Milk, the openly gay...
| Dec 9, 2008
The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. named " Wall-E," Disney/Pixar's animated film about a little robot who falls in love, the best film of 2008 on Tuesday afternoon. The Batman adventure "The Dark Knight" was runner-up. Sally Hawkins, who played the...