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  • Newly restored, 'Metropolis' is now 'powered by a torrent of narrative energy'

     
    Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan has exciting news for fans of "Metropolis," a signature moment in sci-fi film and a true classic of silent-movie era. This is a longer version of his recent Los Angeles Times Calendar article.......
  • Janelle Monae, the interview: 'I identify with androids'

     
    Courtesy of Atlantic Records, Andrew Zaeh Janelle Monae’s boundary-busting debut album, “The ArchAndroid” (Bad Boy), has ambition to burn. It’s a self-empowerment manifesto couched inside a futuristic “emotion-picture” about an android’s...
  • 'Metropolis' restoration a true treasure

     
    The word "restored" has been slapped on so many different films over the years, a moviegoer can hardly be blamed for approaching the latest reissue skeptically.With Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" the full value of that word is, well, restored. A feverish......
  • Live: The xx the Music Box @ Fonda

     
    Like many things about the British band the xx, the chorus of their single "VCR" sounds small but feels enormous. Over a handspun bit of girl-group guitar pop and brittle drum machines, vocalists Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft plan......
  • 'Lord' films run rings around rest because of words

    Movies have their own special magic, of course, but it helps a lot to have a great book and great words behind them. A supreme recent case in point: the visually spectacular and absolutely mesmerizing "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," a state-of-...
  • Movie review, 'Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring'

    Hobbits and hobbit-lovers everywhere can rejoice, along with all moviegoers with a taste for fantasy, far-off kingdoms and great swashbuckling adventure stories. Peter Jackson's movie of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Fellowship of the Ring," first part of a...
  • We must remember this: Films give solace

    Great wars and social tragedies can make the movies seem temporarily irrelevant. But, in the end, the emotions those cataclysms arouse and the memories they leave almost always enter into the movies -- and, eventually, they change them just as...
  • 75 achievements Oscar forgot

    When the Oscar nominations come out Tuesday, there are bound to be cries of injustice -- and in many cases, those charges will have merit. Can anyone really defend the exclusion from the Oscar nominee list in various years of movies such as "Some Like...
  • Hollywood Chronicles

    The screenwriter-narrator in Ray Bradbury's new novel, a murder mystery set in Hollywood in the '50s, refers to them affectionately as the loonies, the jerks, the idiots, the goons. They're the starry-eyed autograph hounds who loitered in front of the...
  • The Phantom of the Back Lot

    It was his ability to evoke a mood that first endeared Ray Bradbury to the public at large, after his beginnings in pulp science-fiction magazines in the 1940s. "The Martian Chronicles" (1950) presented the colonization of Mars in the 21st Century as a...