| Sep 26, 2011
| 12:20 PM
Pity the poor film lovers who blew their entire month's movie budget on the latest "Star Wars" box set. This week, for roughly the same price, they could have owned a cinema milestone superior to "Star Wars" in just about every way — William Wyler's...
| Nov 6, 2009
Even before the undead yet live-wire comedy-horror hit "Zombieland," Jesse Eisenberg had established a beachhead as the thinking man's Michael Cera: slender and sensitive but also emotionally tough and sinewy.
In "The Squid and the Whale," playing the...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Morley Safer's charming segment on author David McCullough for Sunday's “60 Minutes” contained moments certain to thrill movie fans. McCullough was thrilled, too, that Oscar-winner Olivia de Havilland attended a Paris party in his honor. She...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Back in the Jurassic Age before Twitter, celebrities used to settle scores in public by writing letters to newspapers. One of the liveliest dust-ups in memory took place in the pages of the L.A. Times between actor Charlton Heston and Gore Vidal, the...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Feb 13, 2013
| 11:11 AM
From the beginning, movies were always mesmerizing but now they have become permanently imprinted onto our personalities and culture.
Movies saturate our lives with golden hues and perfect prose. They have turned us into pixilated extras who privately...
| Nov 21, 2010
Henry Holt: 312 pp., $25
Halfway through Paul Auster's 16th novel, "Sunset Park," a writer named Renzo Michaelson mentions to his publisher, Morris Heller, a concept he has for "an essay about the things that don't...
| Oct 20, 2011
Silent film star also was in talkies
Barbara Kent, 103, an actress who began her career in silent films of the 1920s and made the transition to talkies in the Harold Lloyd comedies "Welcome Danger" and "Feet First," died Oct. 13 in Palm...
| Jun 22, 2012
Film critic Andrew Sarris began his rise to prominence in the early 1960s when, fresh off an extended visit to Paris, he became a primary spokesman for a theory that would reverberate throughout the cinema world.
Screenwriters and producers may have...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Aki Kaurismaki films, a 1950s sci-fi double feature and a program curated by Edgar Wright are among this week’s film highlights....
| Dec 29, 2011
| 9:37 PM
The American Cinematheque is ringing in the New Year with some wild and crazy comedy classics...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 4:37 PM
A Luis Bunuel retrospective and a tribute to the real-life hero of the film "Hugo" are among this week's highlights....