| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:54 PM
American independent cinema hasn't wanted recently for sun-baked meditations on male adolescent angst in scenic rural surroundings. Still, while Jeff Nichols' "Mud" and Jordan Vogt-Roberts' "The Kings of Summer" may boast more audience appeal, Daniel...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
At a certain point, the backcountry stories become a blur. Even when they're well executed, and they usually are, movies like "Winter's Bone" and "Mud" and "Out of the Furnace" and now "Joe" all exist in comparable, dangerous worlds....
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
It may sound impossible, but there are some people who don't know anything about Brad Pitt. One of those people was Tye Sheridan, who at 11 was cast as one of Pitt's sons in "The Tree of Life."
Since that breakout turn the Texas native, now 17, also...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:56 PM
Matthew McConaughey has won the lead actor Oscar for his performance in the drama "Dallas Buyers Club." It was the first Oscar nomination and win for the 44-year-old actor, who lost more than 40 pounds for the movie directed by Jean-Marc Vallée....
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Matthew McConaughey is becoming a fixture on television.
He's starring in "True Detective" at 9 p.m. Sunday on HBO. But his status as a best-actor Oscar nominee for "Dallas Buyers Club" means McConaughey is logging a lot of TV time. He wants to keep his...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
We could, on our own, diagram the ups and downs of Matthew McConaughey's acting career. But, to borrow a line from "Dazed and Confused," it'd be a lot cooler if he did. He obliges.
'Dazed and Confused'
" 'All right, all right, all right!' First...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has sold Libbey Ranch in Ojai for $4,983,500.
Designed by architect Wallace Neff, who became known for developing the "California" style of home, Witherspoon's ranch was originally built in 1923 as stables for...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Hollywood loves a story of reinvention, and few can top the one by Matthew McConaughey, who began to be taken more seriously as an actor with a well-regarded turn in "The Lincoln Lawyer" nearly three years ago and kicked it into a different gear in 2013....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:30 PM
I enjoyed Will Ferrell's first turn as Ron Burgundy, the foolish and pompous newscaster from the 1970s. In "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," he amplifies the inappropriate behavior and comments of his character to new levels of asinine conduct and...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In the lobby of the historic Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles, Bob Laemmle points to a wall of glass-encased photos and letters from cinema luminaries of the last half-century.
"This is one of Ingmar Bergman," he says proudly, gesturing to a photo of...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:30 AM
On paper, the premise of the new HBO anthology series "True Detective" — two mismatched cops investigating the murder of a prostitute — hardly sounds like the most inventive idea; even the title borders on generic.
Minutes into the pilot...