| Jul 3, 2012
| 10:57 AM
Andy Griffith, one of the stars who put CBS on top of the TV world in the 1960s with an easy-going but culturally-packed sitcom that ran for eight seasons during that stormy decade in American life, died Tuesday at 86 at his North Carolina home in Roanoke...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Today is James M. Cain's birthday; the titan of noir writing was born July 1, 1892. The longtime writer is best known for three books that were made into now-classic films: "The Postman Always Rings Twice," "Mildren Pierce" and "Double Indemnity."
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:28 AM
One of Los Angeles' greatest noir writers will be getting a permanent place in the sun: on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Raymond Chandler is one of 30 people who will get such stars in 2015.
Most of the stars on the Walk of Fame honor people we see on the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:33 AM
In a show built around the merging of mystery and art, Shun Goss had a puzzle of his own to solve: how to remain still for 90 seconds while portraying a character in the midst of taking a step.
The Mission Viejo seventh-grader seemed to have a...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:21 PM
Robert L. Brosio, a retired federal prosecutor who supervised high-profile cases that included those against bank swindler Charles Keating Jr. and Los Angeles police officers who were involved in the beating of Rodney King, has died. He was 77.
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The curtain goes up Thursday on the fifth TCM Classic Film Festival with the world premiere of the restoration of Fred Zinnemann's 1955 "Oklahoma!," based on the landmark Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Shirley Jones, who made her film debut in the hit,...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:30 AM
When writer-director Charlie Stratton decided to dust off "Thérèse Raquin," Émile Zola's scandalous 1867 novel of love, lust and murder, and make it accessible for modern film audiences, he had to find the right actress to embody the complicated heroine....
| Oct 31, 2013
This is economically unfeasible thinking, I realize. But the only way we're ever going to get a great movie about the Beats is if someone makes it like there's nothing to lose, with no concern about whether audiences are going to "get it," or care, or...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Movie stars (and wannabes) are obsessing more and more these days about their social-media presence. Many, like Channing Tatum, Zac Efron and Miley Cyrus, have hired gurus to design sites and manufacture tweets that resonate: consultants whose job it is...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
I once visited Monument Valley and tried to imagine myself in a John Ford western. It didn't work. I did the "Vertigo" tour in San Francisco and felt nothing. No matter how rooted in a specific time or place, most movies, especially the great ones, are...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:32 PM
"Los Angeles Past, Present and Future," a new film series opening July 19 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is a companion to its exhibition "The Presence of the Past."
The series opens at the Bing Theater with a rarity: 1925's "The Salvation...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Turner Classic Movies is set to present the U.S. TV premiere of Mark Cousins' acclaimed 15-hour documentary, "The Story of Film: An Odyssey," beginning Sept. 2.
The cable network will show Cousins' documentary with a complementary program of 119...