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  • Anna Biller brings free sex back to a sex-free nation

    Anna Biller's first feature-length film "Viva," an eerily authentic recreation of early 1970s soft-core sex comedies, opened Friday at Laemmle's Sunset 5 in West Hollywood. But Biller has been making highly mannered, beautifully realized short movies...
  • Directors step up to take their shot at Oscar

    Directors step up to take their shot at Oscar
    THE six nominees for this year's best director Academy Award have made a total of 23 feature films. To put that meager number into perspective, consider this: "The Departed," which finally won Martin Scorsese his directing Oscar last year (on his sixth...
  • 'Juno' scores at Spirit Awards

    'Juno' scores at Spirit Awards
    The quirky coming-of-age comedy "Juno" cleaned up at the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon as it continues its Cinderella season going into Sunday night's Academy Awards. And Ellen Page and stripper-turned-screenwriter Diablo Cody...
  • 'Juno' Tops the Independent Spirit Awards

    The pregnancy comedy "Juno" was chosen as the year's best independent film and won two other honors Saturday at the Spirit Awards, including best actress for Ellen Page. The ceremony was a warmup for Hollywood's big show, Sunday's Academy Awards, where...
  • Hollywood's endangered entrepreneurs

    Hollywood's endangered entrepreneurs
    IT'S hard to imagine New Line Cinema without Bob Shaye, its prickly paterfamilias. The company is being absorbed into Time Warner's Warner Bros. film division, with Shaye and most of the employees being cast adrift. Long after he'd sold his company in...
  • 'Hot Lips' Sally Kellerman plays the part of singer

    'Hot Lips' Sally Kellerman plays the part of singer
    Sally Kellerman called her performance at Catalina Bar & Grill Tuesday night an "anti-show," meaning simply that formalities would be set aside, that she would feel free to rove the stage, chat with her audience, even redo a tune if the first try wasn't...
  • Andy Richter Returns! Next Stop: "Tonight"

     
    Andy is back. Yes, Andy. Who left. Moved back to the Evil Empire in California. Tried his hand at a couple of sitcoms - one of 'em, per my recollection, pretty good. Learned about the cold cruel fate of......
  • Creating 'Gamer's' killing field

     
    SCENE STEALER To create the grim and gritty battle-zone gaming environment of Slayer for the action flick "Gamer," production designer Jerry Fleming drew on his early experience working for Robert Altman, where he was required to create fully dressed...
  • Review review: The queen mother, a Nobel laureate and Robert Altman

     
    This week our daily reviewed were royal, revolutionary, copyright-y, post-Nobel-laureate-y and about a revolutionary Oscar-winner. Here's a taste. Of William Shawcross’ "The Queen Mother: The Official Biography," Patt Morrison writes: Queen Elizabeth...
  • Get out the boxing gloves: Richard Schickel vs. Robert Altman

     
    - I usually try to avoid getting into dust-ups with critics writing in my own newspaper, but I can't avoid coming to the late Robert Altman's defense after reading Richard Schickel's nasty, dismissive review of "Robert Altman: The Oral Biography"......
  • Is Hollywood always in panic mode? Ari Emanuel's history lesson

     
    If you've been reading the gloom and doom stories in the press lately, you know that Hollywood is going through its fair share of belt tightening. Unsure about future profits, studios have been cutting back on everything including movie production......