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Double Indemnity (movie)

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  • Keeping things 'In Secret,' Elizabeth Olsen gets an adrenaline rush

    Keeping things 'In Secret,' Elizabeth Olsen gets an adrenaline rush
    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....
  • How Stars of the Pre-Twitterverse Honed Their Public Images

    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...
  • The Beats before they'd learned how to howl in 'Kill Your Darlings' ★★ 1/2

    The Beats before they'd learned how to howl in 'Kill Your Darlings' ★&#9733 1/2
    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...
  • A clearer view of overwhelming India and of Satyajit Ray

    A clearer view of overwhelming India and of Satyajit Ray
    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...
  • The story of the Oscars

    The story of the Oscars
    While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...
  • LACMA film series looks at L.A. past, present and future

    LACMA film series looks at L.A. past, present and future
    "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...
  • TCM to present U.S. TV premiere of 'The Story of Film: An Odyssey'

    TCM to present U.S. TV premiere of 'The Story of Film: An Odyssey'
    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...
  • A fresh look at Wilder and Chandler

    A fresh look at Wilder and Chandler
    Before Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled L.A. detective Philip Marlowe and his vivid literary prose caught the public's attention, before Billy Wilder's towering position as one of Hollywood's greatest writer-directors, there was a James M. Cain novel...
  • Noir tales and fair illusions in Burbank

    Noir tales and fair illusions in Burbank
    So many of life's soupy uncertainties can be settled in or near tiny Toluca Lake, a neighborhood named for a body of water we never see. Ever water-skied on Toluca Lake? Ever caught a bass there, or lay idle on the toasty summer sand? Toluca Lake. An...
  • If you look in L.A., plenty of noir is still there

    If you look in L.A., plenty of noir is still there
    LOS ANGELES — It was a dank, rain-sodden Raymond Chandler kind of morning, as if some omnipotent auteur had rung up the studio and ordered a classic film noir sky. Cumulonimbus clouds the color of a snub-nosed revolver hovered with ominous intent,...
  • Good cast ensures a pretty good time on 'Thin Ice' ✭✭ 1/2

    Good cast ensures a pretty good time on 'Thin Ice' ✭✭ 1/2
    There's something about the frozen Northern Plains, filled with folksy, trusting and righteous Dakotans, Minnesotans and Wisconsinites, that screams "insurance fraud" to screenwriters. The notion that there's nowhere in America quite so honest makes...