| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The classic "women's picture," demoted without due consideration in Hollywood filmmaking, gets a complex, vibrant reassessment in "Decor," Egyptian director Ahmad Abdalla's conceptually sophisticated fifth feature. Reflecting on a diverse swath of film...
| 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...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Jean-Luc Godard has never been one to shy away from a paradox. He might well appreciate the irony that his form-busting use of 3D in "Goodbye to Language" -- the very element that has made this by far his most passionately embraced work in years -- is...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Nightcrawler * * *
Después de ganar fama como guionista en The Bourne Ultimatum, Dan Gelroy debuta como director en Nightcrawler, filme mitad drama y mitad sátira en la que Jake Gyllenhaal agrega otro fascinante personaje a su carrera artística....
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Lena Dunham, creator of the sensational HBO series "Girls" — and now the object of overwrought child abuse accusations by boys on the right — seems the perfect antidote to election fatigue.
Poor Dunham. Everything was rocking along just...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Books hand-annotated by Toni Morrison, Patti Smith, Don Delillo, Philip Roth and others are being auctioned at Christie's to benefit PEN American Center in New York.
For the Dec. 2 auction, titled First Editions/Second Thoughts, authors picked up...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of "The Streets of New York," an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault's 19th-century drama, aired by the experimental New York NBC affiliate W2XBS on August 31, 1939....
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Filmmaker J.C. Chandor walked onstage Thursday night at the Dolby Theatre to introduce his new movie, the crime drama "A Most Violent Year," the gala opener of this year's AFI Fest.
Pointing to a seat near the front, Chandor noted: "The last time I...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 2:59 PM
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Veterans Day pancake breakfast
| Nov 13, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Two hours is a whole lot of dumb. So in that respect "Dumb and Dumber To," starring the off-the-chain, goofballing Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, delivers on its promise.
The sequel's definitely been dumbed down, which is not really an issue. If you buy a...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:25 PM
That I have spent more than four decades writing for newspapers has done nothing to enlighten me to the mystery of photography. Working with dozens of men and women with cameras who accompanied me on hundreds of stories, I have watched as they did their...