| May 21, 2013
| 4:40 PM
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...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:20 PM
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...
| May 7, 2013
| 10:40 AM
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...
| May 8, 2013
| 1:57 PM
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...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:33 AM
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,...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:40 PM
The Holocaust has long been a deep and disquieting source of material for filmmakers, especially documentarians. As firsthand accounts of World War II naturally dwindle, though, cinematic inquiries on the subject have been shifting into more personal...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 7:18 AM
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....
| Apr 12, 2013
The soul-filling and gorgeous concert film "Jazz on a Summer's Day," shot during the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, started out as something else — a fiction feature, with jazz and Newport, R.I., as the backdrops, according to photographer and...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 9:43 AM
There is nothing especially frightening about Room 350 at the Standard Hotel on the Sunset Strip. It overlooks the pool, with colorful mod décor pleasantly bathed in bright window light. Inside, documentary filmmaker Rodney Ascher is prepared to discuss...
| Apr 4, 2013
***1/2 (out of four)
Perhaps you won’t buy every theory in “Room 237,” a documentary collecting several extensive analyses of Stanley Kubrick’s take on Stephen King’s “The Shining”—a movie no one’s...
| Apr 4, 2013
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,...