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  • Ben Davidson dies at 72; Oakland Raider, fixture in beer commercials

    Ben Davidson dies at 72; Oakland Raider, fixture in beer commercials
    Ben Davidson, an iconic face of the 1960s-era Oakland Raiders and later a popular fixture in Miller Lite TV commercials, has died. He was 72. Davidson, who had been receiving treatment for prostate cancer, died Monday night, former Raiders coach John...
  • DVD review: Kurosawa classic 'Rashomon' brushed up for Blu-ray

    DVD review: Kurosawa classic 'Rashomon' brushed up for Blu-ray
    It's not just that Akira Kurosawa's 1950 “Rashomon” brought Japanese film to the west; or that it introduced to us the young, rising Toshiro Mifune; or that its title has become the universal shorthand for the uncertainty of the truth, as seen...
  • Concert review: Leonard Cohen at Akoo Theatre

    Concert review: Leonard Cohen at Akoo Theatre
    With a fedora shadowing his eyes and a sharp suit accenting some spry dance steps, the 78-year-old Leonard Cohen played many roles Friday before a full house at the Akoo Theatre in Rosemont: gentleman caller, graying patriarch, undertaker, assassin,...
  • Where 'Homeland' fits on 'The Family Tree' of great TV drama

    When Henry Bromell won the Writers' Guild Award this year for scripting “The Good Soldier” episode of “Homeland,” he thanked Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana. Why, you might wonder, would this California screenwriter be thanking...
  • The story of the Oscars

    The story of the Oscars
    While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...
  • ‘Hanna’ and the lost art of the long take

     
    You or I don't always notice when a scene in a film has gone on a long time without an edit, the “long takes” Orson Welles, Hitchcock (in “Rope”) and Robert Altman (“The Player”) were famous for. But we can sense them....
  • Reza Badiyi, prolific director of TV and film, friend of Valencia College: 1930-2011

     
    Reza Badiyi, a soft spoken vet of half a century of TV and film work and a favorite guest director of Valencia College's film program, has died in Los Angeles after several weeks of cascading medical problems. He he turned 81 back in April. A disciple...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger to publish new memoir

     
    Arnold Schwarzenegger's new memoir is tentatively titled "Total Recall" - but maybe "I'll Be Back" is more fitting....
  • 'Take Shelter,' 'The Artist' top contenders for Spirit Awards [Updated]

     
    Writer-director Jeff Nicols' apocalyptic drama "Take Shelter" and the black-and-white silent film "The Artist" emerged as top contenders for Film Independent's 2012 Spirit Awards Tuesday morning, earning five nominations each. Both films were nominated in...
  • Q+LA Julian Fellowes

     
    The reigning monarch of England’s storied past tells tales on his beloved Downton Abbey...
  • Before 'Pina': Memorable moments in dance on film [Video]

     
    The wonders of 3-D---and Pina Bausch’s innovations---get all the attention in Wim Wenders’ interviews. But if it’s true that most Academy members will see "Pina" on the 2-D discs provided them rather than at any 3-D screenings, then,...