| Feb 10, 2015
| 10:19 AM
If you're old enough to remember what it was like to see "The Deer Hunter" or "Goldfinger" on the big screen back in the day, and you long to share that experience with the less fortunate, Cinema Retro could be what you're looking for.
| Oct 2, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Rory Kennedy's exceptional documentary "Last Days in Vietnam" will be broadcast in April on the long-running PBS series "American Experience." But it holds up on a bigger screen and deserves a large audience earlier than that. Ideally that audience...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Ken Takakura, a quiet, craggy-faced star known for playing outlaws and stoic heroes in scores of Japanese films, has died. He was 83.
Perhaps best known abroad for his role as a police inspector in Ridley Scott's 1989 film "Black Rain," Takakura died...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:25 PM
It's common knowledge among Valley film fans that Jayne Mansfield, one of the biggest stars of the 1950s and early 1960s, spent a big chunk of her childhood in Pen Argyl, the Northampton County town with a population of about 3,500.
| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:30 AM
In a soundstage on a particularly desolate patch of Long Island, Allison Williams is dangling in the dark from a 25-foot harness. The "Girls" star floats stealthily above a brightly lighted bedroom where a make-believe family belts out the "Peter Pan"...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Here's dream casting: Oscar-winner Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in NBC's "Peter Pan Live!"
The network announced the casting Sunday; the live broadcast will be Dec. 4.
Walken is a great song-and-dance man who won acclaim for his...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:00 AM
June Squibb, 84; Judi Dench, 79; Meryl Streep, 64; Oprah Winfrey, 59; Emma Thompson, 54; Sandra Bullock, 49; Julia Roberts, 46; Cate Blanchett, 44; Lupita Nyong'o, 30; Jennifer Lawrence, 23.
These 10 actresses received either a leading or supporting...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Before her movie breakout role in "The Deer Hunter" in 1978, for which she received her first of 17 (and counting) Oscar nominations, Meryl Streep was a hard-working New York stage actress who appeared in productions both on Broadway and at some of the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The coming of age of horror cinema in Thailand might seem like an odd subject for the Princess of Thailand to address.
But it was Halloween night, after all, and Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya had good reason to single out the Southeast Asian nation's...
| Feb 15, 2014
Re "History lessons, with popcorn," Opinion, Feb. 12
Zach P. Messitte is spot-on regarding the influence that films with historical backgrounds have on today's college students.
Since 1991 I've been teaching at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. I've...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:17 PM
As "Jersey Boys" prepares to return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts next week, Terry Dwyer remembers the moment he got an endorsement from the most famous Jersey Boy of all.
Ten years ago, the musical about the rise and tumultuous career of the...