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  • 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,...
  • Movie secrets are there, in the script!

    Movie secrets are there, in the script!
    You know what "Star Wars" is about? I mean, really about? Vietnam. It's a critical allegory of the war: The Rebels are the scrappy Viet Cong, hastily assembled, devoted and relentless; the Empire is the American military, tripped up by an enemy using...
  • 'Shining' students dissect object of their obsession in 'Room 237' ★★★

    'Shining' students dissect object of their obsession in 'Room 237' ★★★
    We are nothing without our obsessions, and Rodney Ascher's "This American Life"-ish documentary "Room 237" intertwines the obsessive, often risible theories of five very big fans of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." Take it one of two ways. One: It's a...
  • O Cinema's B-movie series is all about the schlock

    O Cinema's B-movie series is all about the schlock
    In a lineup that includes movies about overgrown, murderous alligators on growth hormones and surrealistic re-creations of witchcraft and mental illness, can Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" be too mainstream? If you ask Kevin Bosch, the answer is yes....
  • Reel Critics: 'Oblivion' a thinking man's thriller

    Reel Critics: 'Oblivion' a thinking man's thriller
    Big-budget science-fiction movies are often vehicles for selling toys to kids and merchandise to adult fans. But there was a time when these films offered compelling visions of a strange future far beyond conventional thinking. "Forbidden Planet" in 1956,...
  • Saul Bass: American flair, Soviet aesthetics, with a Brubeck beat

    Saul Bass: American flair, Soviet aesthetics, with a Brubeck beat
    Google paid animated homage Wednesday to iconic designer and artist Saul Bass with one of its more lively Doodles. To mark what would have been the movie title designer’s 93rd birthday, the Google cartoon recaps several of Bass’ films...
  • Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick redux at LACMA

    With the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's expansive "Stanley Kubrick" exhibition set to close on June 30, the museum's film department is revisiting several key movies in the maverick filmmaker's oeuvre. Each of the director's films in the series...
  • French actress-singer Soko finds quiet showcase in 'Augustine'

    French actress-singer Soko finds quiet showcase in 'Augustine'
    The debut feature for writer-director Alice Winocour, “Augustine” features a bracing and powerful performance by the young performer known as Soko. Now playing in Los Angeles, the film is set in 19th century France, its story based on the...
  • LACMA's big rock, 'Levitated Mass,' subject of new film

    LACMA's big rock, 'Levitated Mass,' subject of new film
    Artist Michael Heizer's "Levitated Mass" is the subject of a new documentary to be screened as part of Los Angeles Film Festival. Our sister blog, Movies Now, reports that "Levitated Mass: The Story of Michael Heizer's Monolithic Sculpture" will...
  • Paul Schimmel joins gallery world, creating Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

    Paul Schimmel joins gallery world, creating Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
    Former MOCA chief curator Paul Schimmel has signed on as a partner with the international gallery Hauser & Wirth. And yes, they are coming to Los Angeles. Schimmel, 58, confirmed that he will be helping the powerhouse gallery, which currently has...
  • Success of 'Gravity' is a reminder of our favorite space films

    "Gravity" made history this weekend as it defied industry expectations and shot to No. 1 at the box office, posting the highest October opening ever ($55.6 million). Much has been made of the film, both critically and by audiences, for its revolutionary...