| Nov 18, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Hilja Keading's "The Bonkers Devotional" is a powerful piece of theater that works best when it doesn't give too much away. At Angles Gallery, the setup is brilliant: a room within a room that presents a video within a video,......
| Jan 6, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Dates are changing, studios are firming up release plans, figuring out what will actually be finished in time for this or that target date, in some cases. Films will be picked up at Sundance and find their way into theaters. Documentaries will find a...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 11:44 PM
Werner Herzog gave us the interesting (but long) documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams earlier this year. He did the interesting documentary Grizzly Man years ago.I enjoyed them more than his regular feature films, which usually have great scenes but are...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 11:50 PM
Last year when I wasn’t a party of the San Diego Film Critics Society, I cringed when I saw how many awards they gave to 44 Inch Chest, a movie with a great cast, but lame screenplay.
This year as part of the group, I enjoyed the fun as we sent...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 6:44 AM
Dicen que Nicholas Cage igual que el personaje que interpreta en Ghost Rider, tuvo que vender su alma al diablo.
Así como el motociclista que Cage encarna en el filme hace pacto con el demonio para impartir justicia, el actor se afincó en el cine...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 3:30 PM
In his easygoing, candid and altogether charming autobiography, or, as he calls it, "Life Itself: A Memoir," Roger Ebert fails to mention me: The nights he and I had many drinks on the porch of his house on Dickens Street and elsewhere, the favorable in-...
| May 19, 2011
| 8:58 AM
|| ** Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ||
|| Directed by Rob Marshall. Written by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio. With Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane and Geoffrey Rush. (PG-13) ||
| Nov 10, 2011
*** (out of four)
Which documentarian but Werner Herzog would prompt a reverend, who has been speaking in a cemetery about both executions and how much he enjoys seeing animals roaming a golf course, “Please describe an encounter with a squirrel&...
| Feb 23, 2009
James Marsh (director) and Simon Chinn (producer)
"Man on Wire"
"Man on Wire," part thriller, part existential mood piece, told the story of how French acrobat Philippe Petit walked on a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center in...
| Feb 15, 2009
Words & Ideas
Reza Aslan The author of "How to Win a Cosmic War: Why We're Losing the War on Terror" will discuss and sign his new book. Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 3 p.m. Free with museum admission. (323) 937-4230....
| Apr 19, 2009
In the course of writing a new play, Lynn Nottage sat in despair at her Brooklyn apartment as she looked over reams of research she had accumulated. The playwright had just spent two months at a Uganda refugee camp, interviewing women who had been raped...
| Jun 28, 2009
Conquest of the Useless
Reflections From the Making of "Fitzcarraldo"
Werner Herzog, translated from the German by Krishna Winston
Ecco: 306 pp., $24.99
Werner Herzog is famous for his cinematic depictions of obsessives and outsiders, from the El...