| 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...
| 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 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...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:24 PM
In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form:
1. "Gravity:" A perfect marriage of art and technology, Alfonso Cuarón's film and Sandra Bullock's performance, out of this...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" and David O. Russell's "American Hustle" dominated the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s 19th Critics' Choice Movie Award nominations on Monday morning.
Both films, which also tied for the most Golden Globe nods last...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:30 PM
1. "Inside Llewyn Davis." It's fitting that the Coen brothers should choose a broken-record motif by which to shape their portrait of an early-1960s folk singer. The opening scene loops around to the last one as Llewyn Davis surfs from couch to couch,...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:41 AM
The Steve McQueen period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey won...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" became the best picture front-runners after flooring audiences at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, and little has changed in the ensuing weeks. Naturally, then, given their estimable craft, both movies are also...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"Argo," "Mud," "House of Cards" and "Kinky Boots" were among the winners as the Casting Society of America saluted work in film, TV and theater at its 29th annual Artios Awards.
The kudos were handed out on Nov. 18, with ceremonies held simultaneously at...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:43 AM
"Now You See Me," which became a surprise hit when it was released in theaters in May, is topping charts in home entertainment.
For the week ended Sept. 7, it was the bestselling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week on retail shelves, according to...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave," the acclaimed, unflinching look at the brutality of slavery in America, earned the most nominations Tuesday for the 29th Film Independent Spirit Awards. The film received seven nominations including, best picture,...