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  • Donald Richie dies at 88; interpreted Japan for the West

    Donald Richie dies at 88; interpreted Japan for the West
    Donald Richie, an American expatriate in Japan who became that country's preeminent Western interpreter, explaining its culture — from cinema to Zen to tattoos — in books and essays that illuminated the author's psyche as much as that of his...
  • The man behind the people who know the story behind 'The Shining'

    The man behind the people who know the story behind 'The Shining'
    You know the Calumet Baking Powder cans in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"? You know — the Calumet Baking cans? Lining the pantry of the film's Overlook Hotel? No, no: The baking cans behind all the carnage! Right, those baking cans. What's that,...
  • Muere cineasta Jesus Franco

    Muere cineasta Jesus Franco
    Málaga — El director de cine español Jesús Franco, que recibió el Goya de Honor de la Academia de Cine en 2008 y trabajó en Hollywood con actores como Christopher Lee y Klaus Kinski murió esta semana en su hogar en Málaga tras sufrir un derrame...
  • 'Citizen Kane' Opens in L.A.!

     
    May 9, 1941: “Citizen Kane” opens at the El Capitan and the RKO Hillstreet. “Orson Welles strikes out in a dozen new directions with his technique of ‘Citizen Kane.’ Yet what he does can scarcely be called the work of......
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, May 24, 1941

     
    May 24, 1941: HOLLYWOOD AFTER DARK: The Mocambo orchestra hailing Jimmy Stewart home on leave with "Till Reveille" ... Maureen O'Hara at the Beverly Tropics, giving the waiter an involved order in French -- and escort Bill Lundigan amazed when......
  • EXCLUSIVE: Jack Black talks ‘Bernie,’ his next film

     
    Jack Black and Richard Linklater struck comic gold the last time they teamed up, for “School of Rock.” So when Linklater (“Me & Orson Welles,” “Dazed and Confused”) hit up his star again, Black was listening. “...
  • The Redford bio, a bit too ‘authorized’ for my tastes

     
    If a subject is popular enough, sooner or later you'll get something like a definitive biography of that person, simply because somebody eventually synthesizes the information that subject WANTS us to know and the dirt and analysis they DON'T want out...
  • The mad scientist behind Shock Theater

     
    Anything that can be described as “retro,” “kitsch,” or “cult” is always in style, and screaming never goes out of vogue. Lakeview-ites could do worse than a road trip to Wicker Park Arts Center (2215 W. North Ave.)...
  • ‘Slacker’ — 20 years later

     
    Some years back, Kevin Smith and I stopped an interview cold and tried to work out if we were at the exact same screening of Richard Linklater's groundbreaking “Slacker” at the Angelicka Film Center in Greenwich Village. I'd been on my first...
  • John Michael McDonagh on ‘The Guard,’ and getting his Irish up

     
    John Michael McDonagh, like his brother Martin “In Bruges” McDonagh, is a writer and filmmaker. And what “In Bruges” did for Irish hitmen and Brendan Gleeson, John Michael's “The Guard,” opening this weekend in a few...
  • TCM salutes Lucille Ball, Marlon Bando, Bette Davis, Cary Grant, many others

     
    Of special note: TCM on Saturday, Aug. 6, salutes Lucille Ball, one of TV's greatest stars, who gained her training over many years in the movies. Viewers will get to see her Technicolor beauty in "Du Barry Was a Lady," her teaming with Desi Arnaz in "The...