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  • Can Kate Winslet win Emmy for Joan Crawford's Oscar-winning role in 'Mildred Pierce'?

     
    Kate Winslet has not been seen on screen since "The Reader" was booked into theaters early last year. After winning the Oscar for that performance, she surprised everyone when she chose as her next project a TV remake of the 1945 film "Mildred Pierce,"...
  • Is J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8' the result of an unhealthy Steven Spielberg obsession?

     
    There’s a lot to admire in J.J. Abrams’ new film, “Super 8,” starting with the spirited relationship between Joe (Joel Courtney) and Charles (Riley Griffiths), the teen filmmaking buddies whose interactions illustrate the emotional...
  • Around Town: Oscar short films and a 'Magnificent Obsession'

     
    Screenings of Oscar-nominated shorts and documentary films highlight the week....
  • The virtues of setting and shooting a film in Connecticut

    The virtues of setting and shooting a film in Connecticut
    A number of high-profile dramas have been shot and set amongst the immaculately manicured lawns and well-preserved historical homes of the Connecticut suburbs, among them Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road, the movie Kate Winslet should have won the Oscar...
  • Musical 'Far From Heaven' At Williamstown Has Potential

     Musical 'Far From Heaven' At Williamstown Has Potential
    The show: "Far From Heaven," "a preview production" of a new musical on the main stage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Mass. in the Berkshires. The title rings a bell: The musical is based on Todd Haynes' screenplay of his 2002 film...
  • 'Ernest Bloch and Eric Zeisl: Fifty Years Later' honors L.A.'s Jewish artists

    'Ernest Bloch and Eric Zeisl: Fifty Years Later' honors L.A.'s Jewish artists
    Classical composer Eric Zeisl had a tough time living in mid-20th century Los Angeles. The somber, heavy-browed Austrian, who left Nazi-dominated Europe in 1938, stated that the two things he hated most in this world were Hitler and the sun. He was...
  • Making sense of Hollywood -- in print

    April 17, 2008 For the last several years, Richard Schickel has been a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times Book Review, writing primarily about books on film. His new book, "Film on Paper: The Inner Life of Movies," is a collection of many of...
  • STAGE: 'Teen Girl' and other newcomers

    STAGE: 'Teen Girl' and other newcomers
    Playwright Justin Tanner takes an uncharacteristic segue into sweetness in his 1992 coming-of-age play, "Teen Girl," now in revival at the Zephyr. "Girl" is not the acid-etched indictment of soulless suburban life so typical of Tanner but a scrawled...
  • The Master's style, without the Master's passion

    For the first few minutes, it's easy to see "Married Life" as an early Alfred Hitchcock film. The year is 1949, and Pierce Brosnan's elegant, mannered narration sets the scene as he and old friend Harry ( Chris Cooper) meet in an upscale supper club. They...
  • Kate Winslet taking on Joan Crawford's Oscar-winning role in 'Mildred Pierce'

     
    A year after finally taking home the Oscar for "The Reader," Kate Winslet is ready to go back to work. The Hollywood Reporter says Winslet will be starring in a five-hour TV remake of the 1945 film "Mildred Pierce," which won Joan Crawford her only...
  • Dance review: 'The Butterfly Lovers' at the Ahmanson Theatre

     
    Sunday’s collision of St. Valentine’s Day with Chinese New Year spawns a dilemma: whether to exchange a valentine or hongbao (both are red, but the Chinese traditional “lucky envelopes” contain cash). Beijing Dance Academy’s new version of “...
  • How Ed Lachman re-created 1950s for `Far From Heaven'

    When the title appears at the start of "Far From Heaven," a brightly painted title covers the screen over the backdrop of a street scene occupied by people and automobiles, and the music of composer Elmer Bernstein rises in a broad sweep that evokes a...