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  • 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....
  • Review: Despite Matt Damon, 'Elysium' disappoints

    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,...
  • Discovering 'Lolita' in its book covers

    In his 1955 novel “Lolita,” Vladimir Nabokov gave us some of the most vivid and visual prose writing that the English language has ever known. It comes as little surprise, therefore, to learn that he had some very precise ideas about what...
  • The Valley Line: Taking in the Big Picture in Laguna Beach

    The Valley Line: Taking in the Big Picture in Laguna Beach
    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...
  • 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,...
  • "2001: A Space Odyssey" Showing at Avon Theatre Film Center in Stamford

    "2001: A Space Odyssey" Showing at Avon Theatre Film Center in Stamford
    2001: A Space Odyssey may be the most epic movie of all time, a dated but romantic vision of the future directed by the great Stanley Kubrick in 1968. Signs of extraterrestrial intelligence are discovered, and astronauts are sent on a secret mission to...
  • 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...