| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Everyone has at least one skill that doesn't have a practical use.
Mine is the ability to name every movie ever to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
I absorbed that knowledge from years of reading critical studies of the Oscars, to the point...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 8:45 PM
Few films have more award-winning talent than"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close."
Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock need no introduction. Director Stephen Daldry earned Oscar nominations for "The Hours" and "The Reader." Eric Roth wrote the screenplays for"...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 3:42 AM
LOS ANGELES -- "The Help," a movie about the treatment of maids in a Mississippi town during the civil rights era, took top honors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night, making it the movie to watch as the Oscar awards approach next month.
| Jan 30, 2012
| 2:35 PM
A couple of years ago, Bruce Sheridan, chair of the film program at Columbia College, noticed a curious thing happening. A few of the film majors who interned on the Chicago production of "The Dark Knight" had started making their student films and, as...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Iconic director Martin Scorsese turns a children's book (Brian Selznick's "The Invention of Hugo Cabret") into a Oscar-nominated, visually stunning fantasy about a youngster (Asa Butterfield) who continues his father's clock-maintenance work in a Paris...
| Nov 22, 2011
*** (out of four)
“Hey, kids! Wouldn’t you love to see a movie that touches on the early days of filmmaking? You might learn about how frames are spliced together to create an illusion on screen! And there’s lots of steam coming out...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:14 PM
Martin Scorsese is not the first name that pops to mind when you say “family entertainment.” But he is a great director, and his new “Hugo” proves that his reach extends beyond hard-edged urban films (“Taxi Driver,”...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 1:42 PM
On New Year's Day, my wife and I saw Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" at the Cinemark at Bella Terra.
For those who haven't seen it yet, it's about a young orphan who lives in a train station in Paris and finds escape through the silent movies that play at the...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 3:53 PM
I enjoyed reading your article "Movie experience still worthwhile" (City Lights, Jan. 5) and also the editorial "Big-screen blues" in the Los Angeles Times. One thing I would like to add as a reason movie attendance might be shrinking is that, like a...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:33 PM
The silent was golden Thursday evening at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association with the black-and-white ode to silent film "The Artist" winning best picture, best director for Michel...
| Feb 15, 2012
Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown Los Angeles to see the new exhibit "Art of Motion Picture Costume Design." According to this February 12th, 2012 article by Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic:
After two decades, the annual exhibition...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:42 PM
Nine films were nominated for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards, but I think only my top three picks below have a real chance of winning. They're included here with some other movies that I think also deserved recognition:
1. "The Artist"—...