| Feb 7, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Jedi Master Yoda is one of the most famous and iconic of the hundreds of characters in the “Star Wars” ......
| Apr 5, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Movie directors often tell their actors to act small — you’re not in a theater, and the last row in ......
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:14 AM
"Stanley Kubrick," the gigantic exhibition devoted to the perfectionist filmmaker that ran at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, proved to be a popular draw with the public, attracting 243,792 visitors during its eight-month stay, according to the...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:05 PM
A couple of major ironies are folded into the title of the big new architecture exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA."
The first irony is that the title itself rings with echoes...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:15 AM
God only knows what Nicolas Winding Refn had in mind when he made "Only God Forgives."
The Danish filmmaker's latest theater of the macabre is brutal, bloody, saturated with revenge, sex and death, yet stunningly devoid of meaning, purpose, emotion or...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 9:58 AM
David Bowie, the art museum exhibition, is due to open March 23 for a four-month run at London’s venerable Victoria and Albert Museum.
For art-world purists who decry the trend toward celebrity-driven programming -- something not unheard of at L....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Despite its title, "Elysium" is no promised land.
Expectations were high that the film starring Matt Damon would carry the flag for thoughtful, big-budget films that care about more than profits. But it has ended up as something of a disappointment,...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:28 PM
What fabulous, cool weather we have had during the first part of this month. Whoever thought that those two words would ever describe August weather in our area, for crying out loud? I hope my words don't jinx the situation.
I have to keep pushing the...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Even before the late Steve Jobs, who is the subject of the poorly received bio-pic “Jobs,” became an oracle of the personal computer revolution some 30 years ago, computers and their like were a mainstay in film and television.
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Veteran British cinematographer Gilbert Taylor, who shot "Star Wars" for director George Lucas after shooting black and white classics such as Richard Lester's 1964 Beatles film "A Hard Day's Night," Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove" and Roman Polanski'...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Veteran British cinematographer Gilbert Taylor, whose b&w cinematography on such classics as Richard Lester's 1964 Beatles film "A Hard Day's Night," Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove" and Roman Polanski's "Repulsion" rank him as one of Britain's most...