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  • Film Review: 'Li'l Quinquin'

    Perhaps not since Greta Garbo uttered her celebrated first chortle in "Ninotchka" has a film artist's entrance into comedy been quite as unexpected as that of French director Bruno Dumont. A high priest of cine-miserablism drawn to Bressonian tales of...
  • Pussy Riot activists raise voices and issue call to action

     Pussy Riot activists raise voices and issue call to action
    Barely three months after their release from Russian prison, Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova sit outside a Santa Monica hotel, smoking cigarettes, insisting that their group Pussy Riot is not a band. "People sometimes think we are a musical group...
  • Jon Boorstin's 'Mabel and Me' revisits early days of movie-making

    "YOU MIGHT say everything that ever happened in pictures, good and bad, happened to Mabel first. She had the first ride, and she paid." That is from the new book "Mabel and Me: A Novel About the Movies" by Jon Boorstin. These two sentences, which appear...
  • L.A. Fashion Week: Turkish designer Özgür Masur makes U.S. debut

    L.A. Fashion Week: Turkish designer Özgür Masur makes U.S. debut
    Concept Los Angeles' one-day slate of runway shows and informal presentations at Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake served up designers from across town, across California and across the globe. But the one thing they had in common was an admiration for...
  • The evolution of Charlie Chaplin's Tramp

    The evolution of Charlie Chaplin's Tramp
    Cinema was just emerging from its infancy when Charlie Chaplin created his comic character the Tramp a century ago. With his bowler hat, baggy pants, endearing little mustache, exaggerated shuffling walk and cane, the Little Tramp was an instant star....
  • Guild of Music Supervisors Announces Noms for Fourth Annual Event

    It's clear from the nominations for its fourth annual awards event, the Guild of Music Supervisors is leaving no stone unturned, having added yet another category (for documentaries), for a total of 14, up from four in its first year. As many as 77...
  • A sequel for Irene Lentz fashion line

    A sequel for Irene Lentz fashion line
    At the 1960 Academy Awards, all eyes were on Doris Day, lead actress nominee for "Pillow Talk," who glittered in a silvery sheath. The gown was actually a costume borrowed from Day's next picture, the lush Ross Hunter thriller "Midnight Lace," which...
  • 'American Hustle,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Nab Wins at Music Supervisors Awards

    "American Hustle," "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "The Place Beyond the Pines" claimed the top film kudos Wednesday night at the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards. Warner Bros. got the nod for best studio music department on the film side while ABC...
  • 'A Century Ago': Academy offering screening of films from 1913

    'A Century Ago': Academy offering screening of films from 1913
    Cinema was in a state of transition 100 years ago. Films and movie audiences were becoming more sophisticated. On Friday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will explore this seminal time with "A Century Ago: The Films of 1913" at the...
  • Bridgegate: Fort Lee's claim to fame was once as ... movie capital?

    Bridgegate: Fort Lee's claim to fame was once as ... movie capital?
    Thanks to a brewing scandal centering on the closure of lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge, it might seem like Fort Lee, N.J., with its massively snarled traffic, has something in common with Los Angeles. But blood-boiling gridlock is...
  • Restoring Hollywood luster to Silver Lake soundstages

     Restoring Hollywood luster to Silver Lake soundstages
    Silent slapstick filmmaker Mack Sennett moved to Los Angeles in 1913, setting up shop in what is now Echo Park, and began to make short movies starring an upstart comedian named Charlie Chaplin. Three years later, he built a set of soundstages to make...
  • Mack Sennett, Ward Bond Die, Nov. 5, 1960

     
    Nov. 5, 1960: Paul Coates reports on a little war over press releases on the upcoming John Wayne film “The Alamo” …. Matt Weinstock writes that CBS-TV is having problems with the IBM RAMAC 305 it's using for election night......