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  • Warners sends out a big, fat 'Harry' farewell

    Warners sends out a big, fat 'Harry' farewell
    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" packs up a lot of troubles into its old kit bag of magic spells and evil ambitions — and the result is smiles, smiles, smiles. The supposedly last installment in Warner Bros.' big-screen "Harry Potter"...
  • TV This Week Aug. 17 - 23: 'Doctor Who' on BBC America

    TV This Week Aug. 17 - 23: 'Doctor Who' on BBC America
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 17 - 23, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SUNDAY David Suchet discusses his 25-year tenure...
  • Italy's Taormina Fest Pacts With Argentina's Pantalla Pinamar

    ROME - Italy's Taormina Film Festival is forging closer ties with Argentina's Pantalla Pinamar fest, in an effort to strengthen the existing axis between the Italian and Argentinian film industries. Taormina's general manager Tiziana Rocca (pictured) and...
  • Egypt Film Censorship Spat Sparks National Controversy

    Controversy is mounting over film censorship in Egypt where the military-backed government has pulled steamy pic "Halawet Rooh," Arabic for "Sweetness of Spirit," from movie theatres, overruling the head of the country's censorship board who resigned in...
  • For 10 days, Palm Springs is the movie capital of the world

     For 10 days, Palm Springs is the movie capital of the world
    A small article in the Jan. 10, 1990, Los Angeles Times heralded the opening of the first Palm Springs International Film Festival, founded by then-mayor and former pop star Sonny Bono. "The mayor's first event is a modest beginning, with no world...
  • Palm Springs Film Fest Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    The Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival has come a long way since its bow in 1990, when the awards ceremony was held in the home basement of then-mayor Sonny Bono, who conceived the event as a way to promote Palm Springs as a major world tourism destination....
  • Review: 'The Best Offer' is a finely layered mystery

    Review: 'The Best Offer' is a finely layered mystery
    Although writer-director Giuseppe Tornatore ("Cinema Paradiso," "Everybody's Fine") certainly puts his own stamp on the intriguing art-world thriller "The Best Offer," there's an effective dash of Hitchcock and even a soupçon of 1970s-era De Palma...
  • Italo Film Industry Elated About 'Great Beauty' Golden Globe Win

    ROME - The Italian film industry is predictably elated about Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty" scooping the Golden Globe for best foreign film, which comes twenty-five years after Italy won its last Golden Globe, for Giuseppe Tornatore's "Cinema...
  • Cinema Italian Style Celebrates Country's Deep Talent Pool

    If one wanted to make the case for both the historical importance and the continuing creative vitality of the Italian cinema, it would be tough to top the pairing Cinema Italian Style honorees Bernardo Bertolucci and Paolo Sorrentino. The two filmmakers...
  • Almodovar, Wright, Ozon face off at EFAs

    MADRID -- Pedro Almodovar's "I'm So Excited!", Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina," Francois Ozon's "In the House" and Joachim Ronning and Espen Sanberg's Oscar-nommed "Kon-Tiki" square off among 46 films for the 26th European Film Academy Awards in one of the...
  • Luciano Vincenzoni, Who Co-Wrote Spaghetti Westerns, Dies at 87

    Italian screenwriter Luciano Vincenzoni, who worked with Billy Wilder and Dino De Laurentiis and co-penned Sergio Leone's spaghetti Westerns "For a Few Dollars More" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," which launched Clint Eastwood's career, died Sept....
  • Hollywood Star Vehicles Chase European Audience Award

    LONDON -- English-language fare with Hollywood stars make up more than a third of the nominees for the European Film Academy's People's Choice Award, which will be voted for by film fans across Europe. Nominees include "Anna Karenina," starring Keira...