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  • Letters: The silver screen as a teaching tool

    Re "History lessons, with popcorn," Opinion, Feb. 12 Zach P. Messitte is spot-on regarding the influence that films with historical backgrounds have on today's college students. Since 1991 I've been teaching at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. I've...
  • History lessons, with popcorn, for America's undergraduates

     History lessons, with popcorn, for America's undergraduates
    The merits of the nine nominees for the Academy Award for best picture are being debated by cineastes around the world. But as a college professor, this year's Oscar nominees also reaffirm the growing importance of the movies in the classroom and how film...
  • Oscar nominations 2014: Is the academy over Tom Hanks?

    Oscar nominations 2014: Is the academy over Tom Hanks?
    Tom Hanks is one of the most popular, most decorated actors in Hollywood, and this year he delivered well-regarded performances in two films that were considered Academy Award contenders: "Captain Phillips" and "Saving Mr. Banks." However, when Oscar...
  • City Lights: Send us your Oscar picks

    City Lights: Send us your Oscar picks
    Forget Best Picture, forget Best Director, forget the screenplay and acting categories. On Oscar night, my attention is going to be focused squarely on Best Makeup and Hairstyling. That's the one where "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" scored a...
  • National Society of Film Critics Offers a More Civil Awards-Season Alternative

    No one came to blows, suffered a heart attack or stormed out of the room: In other words, it was an unusually mellow year at the National Society of Film Critics' annual voting meeting, where the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" rebounded from its WGA...
  • Leaps of faith and appetites for work attract Tom Hanks

    Leaps of faith and appetites for work attract Tom Hanks
    In 1979, when Tom Hanks was just another struggling New York actor, he withdrew a biography of Walt Disney from the public library and found himself fascinated by the animator's story, in particular his tenaciousness in the face of early professional...
  • 2013 a good year for films, a hard one for critics doing their 'best'

     2013 a good year for films, a hard one for critics doing their 'best'
    Every December, 50-odd members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. meet and vote on a collective "best" of the movie year. Arguments are made, voices occasionally raised, but mostly there's a prevailing tedium to the day as members systematically move...
  • International Star You Should Know: Andrew Scott

    CLAIM TO FAME Dublin-born Scott has been living and working in London for more than 10 years, racking up stage, TV and film credits, but it was his turn as Sherlock Holmes' bete noire Moriarty in BBC's "Sherlock" that brought him to international...
  • Something south of cheese in the state of Illinois

    Something south of cheese in the state of Illinois
    Watching Illinois politicians brag about how they reformed the state pension mess — actually pretending they cured the same deadly infection that they caused years ago — I had an odd thought. Does Illinois smell south of cheese? It...
  • Dennis Farina dies at 69; Chicago police officer turned actor

    Dennis Farina dies at 69; Chicago police officer turned actor
    Dennis Farina, a Chicago police officer turned character actor who cemented his second career playing gangsters, cops and other tough guys in film and TV, died Monday. He was 69. The actor, perhaps best known in recent years for his stint on the TV...
  • Tom Hanks lists Pacific Palisades villa at $5.2 million

    Actor-producer-director Tom Hanks has listed a house for sale in Pacific Palisades for $5.225 million. The Spanish-style villa, built in 1929, features archways, frescoed ceilings, a library, a loggia, a sky-lit kitchen, a sun room, a beauty salon, four...
  • Tom Hanks, Paul Greengrass navigate challenges of 'Captain Phillips'

    Tom Hanks, Paul Greengrass navigate challenges of 'Captain Phillips'
    Aboard the USS Truxtun last spring, Tom Hanks and director Paul Greengrass were about to shoot what they hoped would be a powerful scene in their new movie, "Captain Phillips," when a Navy captain intervened. "He said, 'You know that would never happen,...