| Jan 2, 2015
| 3:40 PM
Spooky midcentury paintings of big-eyed children and the equally twisted tale of the artist behind them are at the center of Tim Burton's new film, "Big Eyes." The true yet surreal story of painter Margaret Keane also resonates throughout the film's...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 11:57 AM
The 95-minute documentary "Altman" first aired on EPIX cable in August, but it opens for a limited theatrical run next week (Nov. 15, 16 and 20) at the Gene Siskel Film Center. However you see it, despite its necessarily abridged view of director Robert...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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When the Hollywood studios took over the wilds of Los Angeles in the 1930s, the backlots, soundstages and production offices became a playground for stray kittens and cats. More than tolerated, they were...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
I have never been a big fan of resorting to the Internet when it comes to parenting. Although words sometimes fail me when I'm confronting daughters who, occasionally, eschew homework for Snapchat or respond with ill-advised eye rolls, it still seems...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Often the work of a colorist -- like that of an editor, a composer or a sound designer -- is most profound when it is invisible to the common viewer.
Yet for that reason, color grading and digital intermediate are often overlooked, though they can be...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Alibaba money-train pulled into Hollywood last week as studios and talent agencies rolled out the welcome mat for founder-exec chairman Jack Ma and his team of content-hungry executives.
It was a certifiable love-fest, as China's richest man dusted...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:15 PM
The Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra will open its 10th season with a program of audience favorites and a new conductor, Eimear Noone.
Noone, who was born in Ireland, lives in Malibu and composes and conducts music for video games, among other projects....
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:15 PM
"Foxcatcher" is a brooding, particularly American horror story of seduction, rejection, betrayal and murder set in the under-the-radar world of Olympic wrestling. A despairing, intentionally disturbing film that draws us into a maelstrom of desperate...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Jack Ma: founder of Alibaba, China's richest man and big “Forrest Gump” fan.
Fresh off the biggest IPO of all time, Ma is in Los Angeles this week to visit several movie studios with the aim of striking content deals for online distribution...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:30 AM
HONG KONG -- AMC / Sundance Channel is on the lookout for further international expansion, especially in Asia and Latin America, says president Bruce Tuchman. Acquisitions may be on the agenda.
"We'd be looking at any well-valued business that can be...