| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:51 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 12:30 AM
When the 34th Durban Intl. Film Festival scheduled his film as opening-night attraction, director Jahmil XT Qubeka knew he would be in the spotlight. But he had no idea how intense and heated that spotlight would turn out to be.
On July 22, four days...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:30 AM
IndieFlix has landed the rights to stream Stanley Kubrick's first color film, the documentary "The Seafarers."
"The Seafarers," available now, will be part of IndieFlix's Royalty Pool Minutes payment model, which pays filmmakers based on how many minutes...
| 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,...
| 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 27, 2013
It all began, Nate Herman says, with a party at Gary Houston's.
"I mentioned to Gary that a mutual friend of ours, whose hairline was receding, had started to look like the President (played by Peter Sellers) in 'Doctor Strangelove,'" says Herman....
| 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...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:30 PM
George Clooney will be honored by BAFTA Los Angeles at the Nov. 9 Britannia Awards with the Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film.
Clooney, who is directing, starring in and scripting December release "The Monuments Men," will receive the award at...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:14 AM
Another day, another James Franco art project.
On Wednesday, Vice Media posted the multi-hyphenate renaissance man’s impressionistic 15-minute film “La Passione” to its website (see below). Presented by Gucci -- the global luxury...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:34 PM
A peculiar anniversary party kicks things off in 1967’s “Games,” the little-known but awesomely bonkers psychological thriller starring James Caan and Katharine Ross as young Manhattanites. A pair of dabbling eccentrics with far too much...