| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:22 PM
We know that pose: Stephen Patrick Morrissey in black and white, an awning of jet-black hair over his forehead, his eyes closed, the photograph tilted at such an angle to make him appear caught in mid-swoon.
This persona, a romantic so burdened by...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6
A Case of You
A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:19 AM
In the film “Saving Mr. Banks,” the children's author P.L. Travers finds herself in tense negotiations with Walt Disney over the 1964 film version of Travers' classic stories featuring the magical English nanny Mary Poppins. Played in what's...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 8:02 PM
Before Wes Anderson directed his first feature film, he'd hang out at an eclectic coffee shop in Dallas where he met a 70-something yoga teacher — Kumar Pallana — who was like a one-man Ed Sullivan variety show. To entertain customers in the...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Let's pause here to honor what's surely one of the best children's movies ever made, musical or otherwise. (Heck, one of the best movies, period.) Let's pause, too, to reminisce about "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and "Chim chim cher-ee" and "I...
| Nov 26, 2013
Like many air travelers, Caitlin Ariens used to play it safe when she flew. She'd arrive at the airport two hours before departure to give herself enough time to check in and go through Transportation Security Administration screening. At this time of...
| Dec 12, 2013
"The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien, read by Bryan Cranston, Audible Inc., 7:47, $19.99
Bryan Cranston's voice rumbles like wheels on gravel, like the quiet confession of a passenger during a long night drive. The star of "Breaking Bad" shows his...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 7:25 AM
"Mary Poppins" is a screen classic, but Walt Disney’s dealings with novelist P.L. Travers in getting the movie rights to the story weren’t nearly as genial.
This enjoyable behind-the-scenes story draws fine performances from Tom Hanks as...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:30 AM
When the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced its nominations last month, the biggest surprise was that there were no surprises. There were no obvious, ratings-driven nods to celebrities, no left-field recognition to performances no one else found...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:03 PM
The 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival is honoring three-time Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep with its Icon Award.
The actress, who won her Academy Awards for 1989's "Kramer Vs. Kramer," 1982's "Sophie's Choice" and 2011's "The Iron Lady,"...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Amma Asante's British film “Belle” will kick off the 25th anniversary edition of the Palm Springs International Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 3-13, and is expected to draw crowds in excess of 135,000.
"Belle" follows the life of Dido...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A small article in the Jan. 10, 1990, Los Angeles Times heralded the opening of the first Palm Springs International Film Festival, founded by then-mayor and former pop star Sonny Bono.
"The mayor's first event is a modest beginning, with no world...