| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Stephanie Allain is in her third year as director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, which runs June 11-19, kicking off with "Snowpiercer" and closing with "Jersey Boys." It's the fifth straight year that the festival -- now in its 20th year -- has been in...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Invitations were sent to 271 individuals to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday. They gain entry to the academy by earning an Oscar nomination, by getting two members to pen recommendations or by receiving an endorsement...
| Aug 1, 2013
*** (out of four)
Recently, the flavor of Woody Allen's work has had all the sweetness of a black coffee martini. 2011's nostalgic "Midnight in Paris" turned borderline evil in the bitter, unwatchable scenes involving Rachel McAdams' excruciating...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Frank Daniel is one of a lucky few who have never been struck by the urge to sneeze, twitch or swat an unassuming bug, at least while on stage.
This matters — why?
Daniel, 69, a Laguna Beach native, has, for the past quarter-century, donned...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 10:03 AM
If it's a zinger capped by the phrase "leper colony," if there's a hotel room being broken into by house detectives, if it's Penelope Cruz spilling out of an outfit borrowed from Mira Sorvino in "Mighty Aphrodite," then it's time for the new Woody Allen...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 5:33 PM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. The first time Penelope Cruz worked with Woody Allen she won an Oscar. So, it's no wonder that she jumped at the opportunity to play a hooker in his latest effort, "To Rome with Love."
"I feel extremely lucky," Cruz said during a...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:49 PM
I was going to review of Woody Allen's "To Rome with Love," but why waste your time? Except for the scenery, it's a major disappointment. Oliver Stone's pulpy, ferocious thriller"Savages" makes greed good and exciting.
Set in Laguna Beach, two best...