| Jul 8, 2014
| 8:12 AM
For more than a quarter century, cabaret star Andrea Marcovicci has been bringing the great American art song — and related fare — to audiences around the world.
Her travels have been "sweet and bitter," she says, and she'll bring the show...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:30 AM
If, lo these many years after "Eating" and "Babyfever," you've longed for writer-director Henry Jaglom's patronizingly female-sensitive, talk-to-the-camera take on the subject of menopause, there now exists "The M Word." For all others, the "M" will stand...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The M Word
At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....
| May 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Menopause may well be a universal condition, but the brand of narcissistic self-examination on display in Henry Jaglom's "The M Word" is distinctly Southern Californian. One might even say it's Jaglomian, given the iconoclastic writer-director's prior...
| Oct 6, 2013
Like most every dog, my dog Oscar ignores the television, except for one thing: Jeopardy's Daily Double pchoo pchoo pchoo sound. Invariably, when he hears that, he barks. I sometimes think there are books that work this way, that occasionally, we find...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Austrian-born actor and director Maximilian Schell, a fugitive from Adolf Hitler who became a Hollywood favorite and won an Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in "Judgment at Nuremberg," ha died. He was 83.
Schell's agent, Patricia Baumbauer,...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"Hollywood Seagull" updates Chekhov's play by turning it into a tepid soap opera set in a gated clifftop Malibu compound inhabited by a bitter ex-movie star, her family and associates. This long-aborning first feature from director Michael Guinzburg comes...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Insane City by Dave Barry (Putnam) The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is a typically absurdist comic story about everything — and then some — that goes wrong for Seth and his friends en...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:55 AM
When critics are too lazy to explain how and why something works, they compare it to magic. On the second page of his introduction to "My Lunches with Orson: Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles," Peter Biskind describes Welles'...
| May 30, 2013
| 10:38 PM
The Boys in the Boat
Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Daniel James Brown
An underdog story of nine working-class boys from the University of Washington's eight-oar crew and their...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Toward the end of his life, Orson Welles and director Henry Jaglom became close in friendship and business. They lunched regularly together at Ma Maison, where the film legend asked Jaglom to tape their unfettered conversations. Thirty years later, film...