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  • Someday prints will come, in pink

    Someday prints will come, in pink
    "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" was pink. But we'll get to that in a minute. Music Box Theatre general manager Dave Jennings considers himself fortunate to have such a "smart, forgiving audience" for the current and very popular 70mm retrospective. The...
  • Music Box festival celebrates 70mm projection

    Music Box festival celebrates 70mm projection
    It's how a lot of us got hooked on movies in the first place. When I was 8 or 9 I saw "2001: A Space Odyssey" in 70 mm in Milwaukee with my mother. My memory's fuzzy on the particulars but I recall asking so many questions about the obelisk on the drive...
  • Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?

    Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?
    A modest proposal: Movies exploring some aspect of American history, such as “Argo,” “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” should leave off the “based on a true story” or “inspired by true events”...
  • RedEye's 2013 Oscar predictions

    RedEye's 2013 Oscar predictions
    For context about predictions of major entertainment events, Duff Goldman from “Ace of Cakes” correctly predicted the result of this year’s Super Bowl. NFL experts did not. Likewise, making Oscar predictions can be a bit ridiculous, as...
  • Oscars 2013: 'Argo' generates most heat, but can 'Lincoln' catch it?

    Oscars 2013: 'Argo' generates most heat, but can 'Lincoln' catch it?
    With the Oscars finally upon us Sunday, it's do-or-die for the movies ranked in the L.A. Times Data Desk's HeatMeter, which tallies points at events throughout the season to gauge the overall traction of people and films. With Ben Affleck's "Argo"...
  • Overlooked screenplays this Oscar season

    Overlooked screenplays this Oscar season
    In 1945 Raymond Chandler wrote a screed against Hollywood, and Hollywood screenwriting, for the Atlantic Monthly. "An industry with such vast resources and such magic techniques should not become dull so soon," said the man who later characterized his...
  • The Oscars telecast's rocky road

    The Oscars telecast's rocky road
    Last night's Oscars were like an emotional roller-coaster at a terrible amusement park--beginning wth Seth MacFarlane's as-bad-as-feared monologue, the show rarely rose above painful and hit few peaks. Allow us to relive some of the night's best and worst...
  • Older moviegoers drive 'Skyfall,' 'Lincoln' to success

    Fifty years after James Bond first made his big screen debut, the suave secret service agent has still got it. After charming international moviegoers, 007 made his way to domestic theaters this weekend and scored the biggest opening ever for the...
  • 'Silver Linings Playbook': Humanity in high-maintenance characters ★★★ 1/2

    'Silver Linings Playbook': Humanity in high-maintenance characters ★★★ 1/2
    Hollywood movies, and even off-Hollywood independent films, have long encouraged us to empathize with unstable or psychologically troubled characters only if they're "kooky" for a little while, as a prelude to more palatable, normalized levels of...
  • DVD Review: A farce that becomes melodrama

    DVD Review: A farce that becomes melodrama
    This 1953 French classic — the penultimate work of director Max Ophuls ("Letter from an Unknown Woman," "Lola Montes") — stars Danielle Darrieux as a spoiled Parisian noblewoman married to General de ... (Charles Boyer). The two are worldly...
  • Venice Film Festival kicks off awards race

    Summer's not yet over and Hollywood's annual awards race has already started — though you may have to hop a plane and travel several thousand miles to notice. The Venice Film Festival opens Wednesday, to be quickly followed by two other high-...