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  • HBO's 'Newsroom' returns in all its Aaron Sorkin righteousness

    HBO's 'Newsroom' returns in all its Aaron Sorkin righteousness
    For a while last year, I started to worry about liking Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” so much. Most of my colleagues didn’t like it — not that being out of sync with the herd ever bothered me greatly. It usually turned out...
  • SXSW Film Review: 'The Heart Machine'

    Although it loses its nerve a bit in the home stretch, Zachary Wigon's impressive debut feature, "The Heart Machine," is largely successful in crafting a "Conversation"-like thriller of irrational obsession out of the knotted intricacies of online...
  • Variety Critics Pick Their Oscar Nominees

    Film critics, we're often told, don't vote for the Oscars -- but if they did, here's what at least three of their nomination ballots might look like. We listed our top five choices for best director, actor/actress, supporting actor/actress, original/...
  • Review: Punk rock and theater collide in 'Broadway Idiot'

    Review: Punk rock and theater collide in 'Broadway Idiot'
    A fast-paced, thoroughly entertaining if hardly trenchant show biz documentary, "Broadway Idiot" traces how Green Day's Grammy Award-winning concept album/rock opera "American Idiot" was turned into a "Rent"-like stage musical and brought to the Great...
  • Inside the L.A. Film Critics' Vote: 'Gravity,' 'Her' and the Ties That Bind

    The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. has seen more than a few tie victories in recent years: The very first time I voted, in 2006, there was a lead-actor split between Forest Whitaker and Sacha Baron Cohen. In 2010, we awarded best director to David Fincher...
  • Film Review: 'Broadway Idiot'

    "What the fuck is he doing here?" asks hitherto well-behaved Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong as Donald Trump arrives for the opening night of "American Idiot," the Broadway hit improbably based on the punk-rock band's 2004 concept album of the...
  • 'Short Term 12' explores trials of foster care-- naturally, honestly ★★★★

    'Short Term 12' explores trials of foster care-- naturally, honestly ★★★&#9733
    "Short Term 12" is a small wonder, a film of exceptional naturalness and empathy that takes material about troubled teenagers and young adults that could have been generic and turns it into something moving and intimate. "Short Term 12," named for the...
  • HBO’s “The Newsroom” Season 2 preview

     
    Creator Aaron Sorkin’s fast-paced drama The Newsroom returns for Season 2, where the office faces a wrongful termination lawsuit, and tackles real-world subjects like the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 2012 presidential election. Jeff Daniels,...
  • 'The Newsroom' recap: Meltdown after investigative story goes south

    'The Newsroom' recap: Meltdown after investigative story goes south
    “News Night” staffers believed they had uncovered a scandal of Watergate proportions – the kind that “makes careers and ends presidencies.” But instead of winning a Peabody Award for journalism excellence, the military...
  • The Newsroom Season 2 premiere recap

     
    The Newsroom‘s news meeting has, like it does, devolved into a cacophony of references, marginalia and gossip, notably about why producer Jim has gone off to New Hampshire to cover the Romney campaign. Don, snarky, semi-cynical guy who produces...
  • Summer Movie Sneaks complete list

     Summer Movie Sneaks complete list
    The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Sneaks list: In the...
  • The Newsroom Recap Episode 12: The Genoa Tip

     
    On this week's The Newsroom recap: Don (Thomas Sadoski), producer of Atlantis Cable News's 10 o'clock hour, is getting a bit manic. Last episode he dumped Maggie (Alison Pill), insane producer of News Night, because, in spite of their cohabitation, he...