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  • Oscars 2013: 'Argo' generates most heat, but can 'Lincoln' catch it?

    Oscars 2013: 'Argo' generates most heat, but can 'Lincoln' catch it?
    With the Oscars finally upon us Sunday, it's do-or-die for the movies ranked in the L.A. Times Data Desk's HeatMeter, which tallies points at events throughout the season to gauge the overall traction of people and films. With Ben Affleck's "Argo"...
  • Overlooked screenplays this Oscar season

    Overlooked screenplays this Oscar season
    In 1945 Raymond Chandler wrote a screed against Hollywood, and Hollywood screenwriting, for the Atlantic Monthly. "An industry with such vast resources and such magic techniques should not become dull so soon," said the man who later characterized his...
  • The Oscars telecast's rocky road

    The Oscars telecast's rocky road
    Last night's Oscars were like an emotional roller-coaster at a terrible amusement park--beginning wth Seth MacFarlane's as-bad-as-feared monologue, the show rarely rose above painful and hit few peaks. Allow us to relive some of the night's best and worst...
  • Someday prints will come, in pink

    Someday prints will come, in pink
    "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" was pink. But we'll get to that in a minute. Music Box Theatre general manager Dave Jennings considers himself fortunate to have such a "smart, forgiving audience" for the current and very popular 70mm retrospective. The...
  • Music Box festival celebrates 70mm projection

    Music Box festival celebrates 70mm projection
    It's how a lot of us got hooked on movies in the first place. When I was 8 or 9 I saw "2001: A Space Odyssey" in 70 mm in Milwaukee with my mother. My memory's fuzzy on the particulars but I recall asking so many questions about the obelisk on the drive...
  • Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?

    Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?
    A modest proposal: Movies exploring some aspect of American history, such as “Argo,” “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” should leave off the “based on a true story” or “inspired by true events”...
  • Heatmeter: 'Argo' and Jennifer Lawrence lead the Oscar pack

    Heatmeter: 'Argo' and Jennifer Lawrence lead the Oscar pack
    A flurry of ceremonies over the last 2 1/2 weeks -- the Golden Globes, the Producers Guild prizes and the Screen Actors Guild awards -- has separated pretender from contender in Hollywood's 2012-13 awards season. According to the L.A. Times HeatMeter,...
  • Style Matters: Gary Clark Jr. is new face for John Varvatos

    Style Matters: Gary Clark Jr. is new face for John Varvatos
    Guitar slinger and Austin native Gary Clark Jr. is one of the new faces of contemporary men’s lifestyle brand John Varvatos. For the brand’s spring 2013 campaign, Clark joins legendary musician Jimmy Page. The campaign ads were shot at the...
  • A sneak peek at three Oscar ballots

    A sneak peek at three Oscar ballots
    On the eve of Oscar voting, we asked three academy members to let us peek at their ballots and tell us, anonymously, who they're voting for and why. Here's what they had to say: OSCARS 2013: Full Coverage PRODUCERS BRANCH: This 40ish Oscar nominee...
  • 'The Master'

    Oscar-nominated for all of its key performances, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's compelling and challenging drama casts Joaquin Phoenix as a troubled World War II veteran who falls under the spell of an influential man (the superb Philip Seymour...
  • British Academy of Film and Television Awards complete nomination list

    British Academy of Film and Television Awards complete nomination list
    Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"  earned 10 nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards early -- including best film, actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones and supporting actress for Sally Field -- while Tom Hooper's musical ...
  • Happy face/sad face reaction: 2013 Oscar nominations

     Happy face/sad face reaction: 2013 Oscar nominations
    As always, this morning’s Oscar nominations created a roller coaster of emotion. Shock! Relief! Fury! I should not get so worked up about this. Really, though, the nods for the 2013 Academy Awards had a few more big surprises than usual—or...