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  • Columbia Pictures' 'Corned Beef and Cabbage' salad days

    It's all in the name. Columbia Pictures, which celebrates its 90th anniversary on Jan. 10, began life in 1920 as the C.B.C. Sales Film Corp. Founded by Harry and Jack Cohn and Joe Brandt, the company churned out low-budget shorts, westerns and comedies....
  • Hollywood Bowl 2014: Dudamel conducts Dudamel, 'Hair' goes bare

    Hollywood Bowl 2014: Dudamel conducts Dudamel, 'Hair' goes bare
    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. Stars under the stars is what the Hollywood Bowl is all about. In the 2014 Bowl season announced Tuesday by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a number of them – namely, the cast of “Hair&...
  • Review: 'The State of Arizona' on PBS looks at immigration wars

    Review: 'The State of Arizona' on PBS looks at immigration wars
    A relatively evenhanded and necessarily inconclusive close-up look at immigration wars and identity politics in the Grand Canyon State, "The State of Arizona" (PBS, Monday) features major players and ordinary citizens on each side of the battle as well as...
  • Holiday-season movie releases

    Holiday-season movie releases
    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 A Case of You A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
  • Oscar race up in air as 'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' '12 Years' log wins

     Oscar race up in air as 'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' '12 Years' log wins
    When Oscar nominations were announced last week, "Gravity" and "American Hustle" led the field, each winning 10. "12 Years a Slave" was right behind them with nine nominations. Then "Hustle" won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble last Saturday,...
  • 'American Hustle': David O. Russell on editing-room discoveries

    'American Hustle': David O. Russell on editing-room discoveries
    It's been said that a movie is made three times: in the writing, in the shooting and in the editing. At a recent installment of the Envelope Screening Series, filmmaker David O. Russell and editor Jay Cassidy talked about the third and final stage of...
  • An early look at Oscar best picture contenders

    We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends. At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...
  • Artful cons in 'Blue Jasmine,' 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'American Hustle'

    Artful cons in 'Blue Jasmine,' 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'American Hustle'
    American moviegoers love a good con man. Burt Lancaster won an Academy Award for playing one in 1960's "Elmer Gantry." Michael Douglas took home an Oscar in 1988 as master "Wall Street" manipulator Gordon Gekko. And Robert Redford got nominated for his...
  • Review: 'American Hustle' ★★★★

    Review: 'American Hustle' ★★★&#9733
    My favorite minute of movie this year comes early in David O. Russell's "American Hustle." Christian Bale's character, the con man Irving Rosenfeld, based on the real-life Abscam linchpin Mel Weinberg, is riding high: His small-time investment scams,...
  • Review: 'The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert A. Caro

    Review: 'The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert A. Caro
    The epic life of Lyndon Baines Johnson can be measured in many ways, but to me, the relevant unit is pages — 3,500 and counting. This year, a half-century after the wily Texan ascended to the White House in the wake of John F. Kennedy's...
  • Ben Hecht more than 'Front Page' news

    Ben Hecht more than 'Front Page' news
    When one or more of the seven writers nominated for best original screenplay rises next Sunday to accept the Academy Award, he or she will thank a bunch of people, but not Ben Hecht. Hecht is mostly forgotten now, in Hollywood and Chicago, two very...
  • Golden Globes 2014: Tina and Amy, well done

    Golden Globes co-host Tina Fey -- in one of many barbs directed at the entertainment industry during the awards show Sunday -- explained why she and Amy Poehler had been brought back to anchor the gala a second time: "Because this is Hollywood," she...