| Jul 9, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Mark Swed reviews the Hollywood Bowl premiere of the film version of "West Side Story" with live orchestra...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 8:33 PM
"West Side Story" was credited with changing the course of American musical theater when the Sharks and the Jets burst onto Broadway 55 years ago.
A national touring revival of the Broadway hit is coming to Orange County from Tuesday through Sept. 18...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 1:15 PM
The Jets and the Sharks face off again in the classic musical revision of "Romeo and Juliet," directed for the screen by Robert Wise ("The Sound of Music") and choreographer Jerome Robbins.
Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer are Maria and Tony, whose...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 9:34 AM
From the blog Michael Sragow Gets Reel:
It hasn't been a great era for haunted-house movies. The third version of "House of Wax," in 2005, was awful enough to kill off the form, at least as far as big American studios were concerned. The day my review...
| Jan 9, 2007
For the first time in nearly three decades, the Directors Guild of America nominated a directing team for its DGA Award for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film for 2006.
The husband-and-wife team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris...
| Apr 18, 2010
Dede Allen, the film editor whose seminal work on Robert Rossen's "The Hustler" in 1961 and especially on Arthur Penn's "Bonnie and Clyde" in 1967 brought a startling new approach to imagery, sound and pace in American movies, died Saturday. She was 86....
| Sep 28, 2008
Paul Newman was a stage actor who became a movie star. A sex symbol who celebrated 50 years of marriage with his second wife. A grieving father who turned to philanthropy after the death of his only son. A citizen activist who campaigned for liberal...
| Sep 27, 2008
Paul Newman may be a beloved movie icon to those of us older than, say, 40. But many of the nation's younger moviegoers may have seen only one Newman movie in their lives: "Cars," in which he provides the voice to the old racer Doc Hudson.
| Jun 17, 2008
Oscar-winning producer Walter Mirisch has lived the American dream. He grew up in a poor immigrant family, and despite suffering hardships during the Great Depression, he found his way to Harvard. He later went on to a storied career producing some of the...
| Dec 20, 2007
Scooping up award nominations left and right, Jon Hamm has also scored a role in 20th Century Fox's remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still."
Scott Derrickson ("The Exorcism of Emily Rose") is directing the remake of the 1951 Robert Wise sci-fi classic,...
| Jan 8, 2008
Joel and Ethan Coen made history Tuesday becoming the first sibling directing team to be nominated for a Directors Guild of America award for outstanding directorial achievement in a feature film.
The iconclastic brothers were nominated for their dark...