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  • Review: 'Sample This' offers little insight into band's music

    Review: 'Sample This' offers little insight into band's music
    The unexpected success of last year's Oscar-winning "Searching for Sugar Man" has apparently opened the door to similar documentaries about unappreciated performers whose work finds second and third lives far from their original milieus. One such...
  • Best of Toronto: Variety Critics Look Past the Oscar Hype

    PETER DEBRUGE: Looking back on 11 days and several hundred movies, it's somewhat disheartening to realize this is the year that Oscar hype all but overwhelmed the Toronto Film Festival. Things have been gradually building up to this, considering that...
  • Hollywood Star Vehicles Chase European Audience Award

    LONDON -- English-language fare with Hollywood stars make up more than a third of the nominees for the European Film Academy's People's Choice Award, which will be voted for by film fans across Europe. Nominees include "Anna Karenina," starring Keira...
  • Thanks to film 'A Band Called Death,' punk rockers get a new life

    Thanks to film 'A Band Called Death,' punk rockers get a new life
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Bassist and singer Bobby Hackney Sr. gawked wide-eyed at the framed photos of Buster Keaton, Lillian Gish, Fatty Arbuckle and other stars from the early days of Hollywood, which lined the walls...
  • Review: Another triumphant night for 'Sugar Man' Rodriguez, a sell-out in Philly

     
    Sixto Rodriguez is not a household name, but his inspiring story has become famous and it’s resulting in sold-out music venues throughout the country. Rodriguez is a folk singer/songwriter who didn’t have much success while growing up in...
  • New releases: Divorce hits a child hard in 'What Maisie Knew'

    What Maisie Knew Millennium, $28.99; Blu-ray, $29.99 Available on VOD beginning Aug. 13 It's tough enough to have a normal childhood in the cramped bustle of the big city, but even harder when being shuttled back and forth between two parents who...
  • 'How to Make Money Selling Drugs' deals a new documentary blend

    'How to Make Money Selling Drugs' deals a new documentary blend
    Documentaries typically can be split into two camps. There are those designed to entertain — penguins in snow, Justin Bieber in concert — and sell tons of tickets. Then there are works — bleak stories about hunger, pollution, genocide...
  • 'A Band Called Death' film screening, concerts June 27-29 in L.A.

    'A Band Called Death' film screening, concerts June 27-29 in L.A.
    The world has no shortage of examples of death arriving prematurely, but now there’s one that’s the subject of a fascinating pop music documentary. “A Band Called Death” explores the intriguing story of three brothers from...
  • '20 Feet From Stardom' moves spotlight to the background

    '20 Feet From Stardom' moves spotlight to the background
    You've seen them but not noticed them. You've heard them but not listened to them. The new documentary "20 Feet From Stardom" shines a spotlight away from center stage over to the world of female backup singers. Directed by Morgan Neville, the film...
  • 'Beware of Mr. Baker' review: Bizarre doc captures madness behind the music

    'Beware of Mr. Baker' review: Bizarre doc captures madness behind the music
    *** (out of four) Thud! Whack! In different ways, those sounds summarize the opening of “Beware of Mr. Baker,” which first features the drumming attack of legendary Cream/Blind Faith drummer Ginger Baker—and then shows the now 70-...
  • Heatmeter: 'Argo' and Jennifer Lawrence lead the Oscar pack

    Heatmeter: 'Argo' and Jennifer Lawrence lead the Oscar pack
    A flurry of ceremonies over the last 2 1/2 weeks -- the Golden Globes, the Producers Guild prizes and the Screen Actors Guild awards -- has separated pretender from contender in Hollywood's 2012-13 awards season. According to the L.A. Times HeatMeter,...