| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:53 PM
It's been an epic week for Amazon, Maura Pfefferman and streaming TV.
Two Golden Globes for "Transparent," a daring dramedy starring Jeffrey Tambor on a gender-changing journey from Mort to Maura Pfefferman, got the ball rolling at the televised...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Amazon is riding high with its righteous Golden Globe wins for its comedy series "Transparent" and a new deal with Woody Allen. And far be it from me to be a downer, but let's all try to keep our heads.
As exciting as television's age of exploration...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 7:00 PM
"Man Seeking Women," a conceptually lithe new comedy premiering Wednesday on FXX (not to be confused with FX, but you will anyway), stars Jay Baruchel as a man not getting over a breakup.
Clever but with feeling, it's been made with evident care and...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 4:26 PM
John Mulaney has the benevolent wide-set eyes, cresting hair and copacetic choirboy appearance of a superhero who has taken a spa day. He is trim to the point of receding, and as angular as Peter Parker. He walks with his hands plunged deep in his...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:35 AM
"I don't feel funny anymore," complains the movie star played by Chris Rock in "Top Five," but don't worry. Unlike Woody Allen's "Stardust Memories," this cinematic confessional, which is also a genial wish-fulfillment fantasy, is actually funny.
| Dec 2, 2014
Actor Red Buttons poses in a mirror for Los Angeles Times staff photographer Lou Mack....
| Dec 4, 2014
| 9:30 AM
It would seem beyond argument that Americans are more sophisticated today than they were in the 1930s and '40s. We travel, communicate and do business across the globe, have access to more information and more types of sensation than ever before —...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Top Five * * *
Cuando se sube a un escenario, Chris Rock se revela como un excelente cómico, pero en el cine su talento no ha sido tan notorio. Después de dirigir dos fallidas películas que ya nadie recuerda, Rock parece reivindicarse en Top Five, cinta...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:53 PM
When asked about recent allegations against Bill Cosby, Chris Rock fell into what for him is an unusual position. He was at a loss for words.
"I don't know what to say," he told New York magazine. "What do you say? I hope it's not true. That's all you...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 7:37 PM
“Magic in the Moonlight” is somewhere between the 43rd and 45th movie Woody Allen has directed (depending on how you count “What’s Up, Tiger Lily?” and “New York Stories”) — almost certainly the most of...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Editor's note: Sony announced Tuesday that it will give “The Interview” a “limited theatrical release” beginning Christmas Day, with the movie showing in a handful of independent theaters across the country. Originally scheduled...