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  • Movie review: 'Only God Forgives' needs to be saved from itself

    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...
  • For LACMA's 'old' buildings, no time like the present

     For LACMA's 'old' buildings, no time like the present
    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...
  • 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...
  • Tracy and Hepburn once made a romantic computer comedy

     Tracy and Hepburn once made a romantic computer comedy
    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. Though most...
  • 'Room 237'

    Was Stanley Kubrick's 1980 screen version of "The Shining" meant to be more than a representation of Stephen King's story about madness at an isolated inn? Theories to that effect have existed for years, and this documentary collates and dissects...
  • PASSINGS: Jim Brothers, Gilbert Taylor, Lew Wood, Allen Lanier, Norman Winter

    Jim Brothers Created bronze sculptures on display across U.S. Jim Brothers, 72, a Kansas artist whose bronze sculptures are on display in the nation's capital and at historical monuments around the country, died Tuesday at his home in Lawrence, Kan.,...
  • 'Gravity,' '12 Years a Slave' build buzz heading into Toronto

    'Gravity,' '12 Years a Slave' build buzz heading into Toronto
    Telluride's over, and the Venice Film Festival is past its midpoint. Judging from reports, we can safely declare a couple of things: 1. You'd better learn how to spell and pronounce the name Chiwetel Ejiofor, the British actor who plays the free black...
  • The cinematic 'murals' of Gabriel Figueroa

     The cinematic 'murals' of Gabriel Figueroa
    Aside from Mayan temples and Emiliano Zapata's mustachioed visage, perhaps nothing is more emblematic of Mexico's mysterious grandeur than the films of Gabriel Figueroa. In a career that consisted of more than 200 movies in multiple genres, made in...
  • Digging deep into 'The Shining'

    Digging deep into 'The Shining'
    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...