| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Elaine Stritch, the raspy-voiced actress whose forceful personality and salty language enlivened the New York stage for more than six decades, died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89.
Her death was confirmed by her friend, Julie Keyes,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:56 PM
A new Woody Allen film hits the screen just about once a year. But if like the super-intelligent aliens in 1980's "Stardust Memories" you prefer the early, funny ones, the American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica features a double bill...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Before he made movies — "Magic in the Moonlight" is his 44th film as director in 48 years — Woody Allen worked as a gag writer, then a television writer, then a stand-up comic. Here's a Tribune item from the July 31, 1963, Tower Ticker column....
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Actress Elaine Stritch, star of Broadway hits including "Elaine Stritch at Liberty" and "Show Boat," who was nominated for multiple Tonys and Emmys, winning three of the latter, has died. She was 89.
Stritch, an atypical star of stage and screen known...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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Elaine Stritch, the theatrical force of nature who died on Thursday at 89, was a foul-mouthed New York legend who seemed to deliver her best performances when she was playing thinly veiled versions of her...
| Jul 24, 2014
Among recent Woody Allen films, the crabby but pretty "Magic in the Moonlight" is a well-thumbed playing card from the middle of the deck, not one of his fully good ones ("Midnight in Paris," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"), not one of the whiffs ("Cassandra'...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity." -- Dorothy Parker
I have written over and over and even did a documentary extolling the talents of the greatest paparazzo of them all, my longtime friend Ron Galella. Ron was chief of...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Get On Up * * *
Esta biografía sobre James Brown arranca con una singular secuencia. Con pistola en mano, el cantante irrumpe como energúmeno en un seminario preguntando quién utilizó el baño de su oficina. Cuando una atemorizada mujer reconoce su...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"The Guardians of the Galaxy" touched down with a dazzling $94 million this weekend, proving that Marvel is the new gold standard for movie brands.
That set a new record for an August domestic debut, easily trumping the $69.3 million bow of 2007's "The...
| Jul 18, 2014
Romance blooms under the sun and the stars in Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight," a high-spirited bauble that goes down easy thanks to fleet comic pacing, a surfeit of ravishing Cote d'Azur vistas and the genuinely reactive chemistry of stars Colin...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 8:12 AM
For more than a quarter century, cabaret star Andrea Marcovicci has been bringing the great American art song — and related fare — to audiences around the world.
Her travels have been "sweet and bitter," she says, and she'll bring the show...