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  • Robert Altman retrospective at UCLA: He led the way to freedom

    Robert Altman retrospective at UCLA: He led the way to freedom
    Robert Altman's films were audacious. He expanded the boundaries of genres. He gave his actors freedom to improvise and over the years created a stock company of stars. Along the way, he often polarized critics and audiences — and drove studio heads...
  • Timothy Simons, the guy everyone loves to hate on 'Veep'

    Timothy Simons, the guy everyone loves to hate on 'Veep'
    "Jonah, you're not even a man," begins one of many epic insults hurled in the face of Jonah Ryan, the needling, socially maladjusted pisher of a human on HBO's "Veep," embodied with no-holds-barred gusto by one-time Chicago actor Timothy Simons. "You're...
  • Review: A family feud turns deadly in 'Blue Ruin'

    Review: A family feud turns deadly in 'Blue Ruin'
    "Blue Ruin" is a moody, stripped-down action thriller with the most unlikely vigilante one could imagine. Dwight (Macon Blair) is no buffed-up hero, but a soft and skittish loner who has no idea how to hold a gun, much less use it. Before Dwight...
  • Sharon Stone Seduces Jay Baruchel for 'The Graduate' Live Read

    Film Independent at LACMA closed out its season Thursday with a Live Read of "The Graduate." Director Jason Reitman led the event. Before the Live Read began, Reitman made an announcement that someone very special was in the packed 600-seat Bing Theatre....
  • Film Review: 'Our Family'

    A harder-hitting companion piece to Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Tokyo Sonata" that might well have been titled "Tokyo Requiem," "Our Family" depicts a Japanese household imploding under the strains of a crumbling economy. Yuya Ishii's first serious drama in a...
  • The last purist? Director Drake Doremus defies the wisdom

    The last purist? Director Drake Doremus defies the wisdom
    Director Drake Doremus had a clear career path ahead of him when his romantic drama "Like Crazy" swept several big awards at Sundance in 2011. With the most buzzed-about movie at the festival in years and an acquisition deal worth millions of dollars from...
  • 'Lovesick' and starstruck at Newport Beach Film Festival

    'Lovesick' and starstruck at Newport Beach Film Festival
    For Charlie Darby, love is intimately linked with lunacy. From the outside, the grade-school principal in the movie "Lovesick" — played by actor Matt LeBlanc — has everything: a great circle of friends, a supportive family and a satisfying...
  • Diverse themes characterize UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema

    Diverse themes characterize UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema
    Tumultuous marriages, father-son relationships and film censorship are just three of the themes explored in the 12 Iranian films featured at this year's UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema. Beginning Thursday, the series will show the films at the...
  • Underground films see the light through fest

    Underground films see the light through fest
    The gradual narrative unspooling of "Who Took Johnny," the true-crime documentary about a 12-year-old Iowa boy who has been missing since 1982, is extremely canny. The film doesn't deviate from the standard format — a collage of archival footage and...
  • Santa Barbara Film Fest Intros Summer Showcase, Extends Dates for 2015

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced Monday that its 30th anniversary edition will take place from Jan. 27 through Feb. 7, 2015, adding a 12th day to celebrate the fest's entry into a third decade. SBIFF will also host a new summer...
  • Lisa Cholodenko named guest director of L.A. Film Festival

    Lisa Cholodenko named guest director of L.A. Film Festival
    The Academy Award-nominated writer and director Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right," "High Art") will serve as guest director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, organizers announced Tuesday. The festival takes place June 11-19 in downtown L.A....
  • Lisa Cholodenko Set as Guest Director for L.A. Film Festival

    The Los Angeles Film Festival has tapped filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right," "High Art") as guest director. The festival, now in its 20th anniversary, takes place June 11-19 in downtown Los Angeles. Past guest directors include David O....