| Apr 9, 2011
| 3:26 PM
NEW YORK (KTLA) -- Prolific director Sydney Lumet died Saturday, family members said.
Lumet, who was 86, was best known for classic films "Dog Day Afternoon," "12 Angry Men," and "Network."
The four-time Oscar-nominated director was known for his...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 7:36 AM
Casablanca, the classic movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, was on television yet again this week (AMC).
I never tire of it.
It has so many memorable scenes, like the one where Bogie slams down his fist, hangs his head and mutters,...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 11:09 AM
As of a week ago, only three Hitchcock films were available on Blu-ray(“The Lady Vanishes,” “North by Northwest” and “Psycho”). But now that number has doubled, thanks to MGM's Blu-ray releases of “Rebecca,”...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:57 AM
For the first time since 1929, when the clubby, self-promotional and studio-driven Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized “Wings” and “Sunrise” in the first Academy Awards ceremony, a black-and-white silent...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:42 AM
The enduringly popular movie gets another lavish home-video rendering in a new edition including both DVD and Blu-ray copies of the film, plus new special features in two documentaries, one a profile of director Michael Curtiz. Humphrey Bogart and...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:42 PM
On Sunday, Hollywood celebrates itself and honors its own. All eyes (or most of them anyway) will be on the presentations of the Academy Awards.
But do the Oscars always end up in the right hands? Opinions abound on this topic, and what follows is only...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 11:49 AM
Several TV networks will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, with news specials, live coverage from Ground Zero, films and special episodes of scripted series. Many of those specials begin this week, and I've tried...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 2:52 PM
In the coming days, there is something for everyone in Costa Mesa's classical scene: a youth ensemble, an organist, a visiting orchestra and a classic film score.
At 2 p.m. Sunday, the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, an educational group under...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 8:51 PM
Este año el Festival Internacional de Cine de Palm Beach dará pantalla a la cultura latina. El certamen que arrancó el jueves estrenará alrededor de 40 películas provenientes de distintos países, dentro de las que se destacan producciones rodadas en...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 8:29 AM
As part of the Wesleyan University Center for Film Studies 2011 Ampas Speaker Series, acclaimed actress, director and producer Isabella Rossellini will answer questions, discuss current projects and present samples of her short films "Green Porno" and...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 10:24 AM
John Cage was a leading avant-garde composer for 40 years, but he also made spare watercolors, drawings and prints, plus the occasional painting, especially in the final decades of his life. Infused with the same spirit that characterizes his work as a...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 7:09 AM
There's something about Hedda.
"Hedda Gabler," that is, the titular character in Henrik Ibsen's classic "new woman" tale, the original housewife of Oslo County, the gal who has attitude, aptitude and is one mean shot. The inscrutable character has...