| Jan 24, 2013
| 9:03 PM
Reaction to Thursday's news that “Star Trek Into Darkness” filmmaker J.J. Abrams will be directing the next “Star Wars” film ......
| Mar 14, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Not many people expected Ang Lee to take home the Best Director trophy at the Academy Awards last month for Life of Pi. He's defying expectations yet again with his follow-up project, a pilot for FX called Tyrant, scheduled to shoot this summer. Tyrant...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 3:33 PM
People often ask what inspires me and my photography, in particular, when I am going to shoot a portrait. Besides the easy answer of my family and the work of my friends and co-workers, I try to keep up with a variety of photographers and see if there are...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 1:06 PM
It’s no longer unusual for vintage silent films to be shown with live music provided by a pianist, organist or even an orchestra. Occasionally, enterprising presenters host screenings of classic sound films with on-site orchestral backing: “...
| Mar 29, 2013
As a world-class director of films about backward-talking dwarves, pornography and murder, David Lynch isn't surprised when people ask him why he's an avid practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.
If anything, it's because the filmmaker gets asked...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:05 AM
The Freddie Stories
By Lynda Barry (Drawn & Quarterly), 177 pages, $19.95.
The arrival of any new collection of Lynda Barry's cartoons is cause for celebration. Barry, a cartoonist, painter and teacher, is best known for her syndicated comic strip...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:05 AM
The art of fine-art printing gets a loving albeit brief ode from director David Lynch, who has fashioned a seven-minute documentary about the famous Idem Paris atelier.
Idem Paris recently posted the video online and we've embedded it below....
| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:46 AM
On Feb. 24, the 85th Academy Awards ceremony will take place at the Dolby (formerly Kodak) Theatre in Hollywood. The show has grown considerably from its humble origins in 1929 as a private banquet for 270 guests at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
| Sep 17, 2011
Frances Bay, the sweet, gentle housewife who became a successful actress in middle age, appearing in more than 50 motion pictures and 100 television shows, including roles as the "marble rye lady" on "Seinfeld" and the grandmother in Adam Sandler's "Happy...
| Sep 10, 2011
George Kuchar was perhaps the most prolific and influential filmmaker most moviegoers have never heard of.
With his twin brother, Mike — and later, alone — Kuchar made some of the earliest films in the 1960s explosion of underground movies....
| Jan 24, 2012
Bingham Ray, the co-founder of October Films, one of the top independent film distribution companies of the 1990s, and a former president of United Artists who was a leading force in independent films for more than two decades, died Monday. He was 57....
| Jun 6, 2012
Herb Reed was in his 20s when he founded the Platters in Los Angeles in 1953, naming his vocal group after the term used by radio DJs for the vinyl records of the day.
Well into the digital download era — and into his 80s — Reed was still...