| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:28 PM
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...
| May 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:13 PM
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...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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....
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
"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...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 3:34 PM
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...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Nov. 5, 1960: Paul Coates reports on a little war over press releases on the upcoming John Wayne film âThe Alamoâ â¦. Matt Weinstock writes that CBS-TV is having problems with the IBM RAMAC 305 it's using for election night......