| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Los Angeles Film Festival has tapped filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right," "High Art") as guest director.
The festival, now in its 20th anniversary, takes place June 11-19 in downtown Los Angeles.
Past guest directors include David O....
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Walking out of a cramped, stuffy United Center boardroom two weeks ago, Michelle Harris told me that when she was younger and growing up in Chicago, "I dreamed of being a part of corporate America." She said this unequivocally, without a hint of guile,...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"I had to show my voter registration and passport to get in here," joked Robert De Niro as he accepted the 2014 Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night Award on April 12 in Phoenix. "And to get a drink at the bar, I had to prove I was not gay. Which is why I...
| May 5, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Here in the Titanium Age of Television, one comedy gets the sort of ecstatic, near-universal acclaim usually reserved for dramas like "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men." Out of whatever lucky confluence of executive foresight or predilection and the artist...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Spring is the time of year when much of the TV business slaves away on pilots, with actors and crews often pulling 14-hour-plus workdays to deliver sample episodes in hopes that, come May, the networks will add their series to their fall lineups.
| Apr 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Cloud computing was once an esoteric tech tool, something for visual-effects companies and tech-forward filmmakers.
But as they've come down in price, cloud services -- like such once-exotic tools as CGI and digital intermediate -- have been adopted by...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Musically speaking, one of the best parts of the breakout success of “True Detective” is the window it opens into the world of the Handsome Family. The husband-wife duo of Brett and Rennie Sparks composed “Far From Any Road,”...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:00 AM
LABOR DAY (PG-13) - "Labor Day" centers on 13-year-old Henry Wheeler, who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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....
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
She was wicked in "The Women," the girl in "His Girl Friday," the fast-talking dame whom you didn't mess with in countless films and, most memorably, as the ab-fab "Auntie Mame."
She was Rosalind Russell, and she grew up in Waterbury. The Courant...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Don Engel had only a small law firm in Los Angeles — just two or three attorneys in addition to him and his wife. But a phone call from Engel could strike fear among the loftiest executives in the music business.
Engel, who represented some of the...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Being chased or attacked. Being nude in public. Dying. Drowning. Falling. Flunking a test.
These calamities star in the classic nightmares that haunt our sleepy time under the sheets.
I bet Sam Rubin gladly would have traded any of those nocturnal...