| Jan 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
PARIS -Directed by Belgian auteur and actor Lucas Belvaux, "Not My Type" illustrates the intimate and intricate filmmaking relationship between Belgium and France. Belvaux's "Rapt" and "38 Witnesses" both bowed at the UniFrance Rendez-vous. In 2014,...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Tom Hanks jokingly referred to last Saturday’s Palm Springs International Film Festival gala as “This little, intimate, Sonny Bono rec-room chicken dinner get-together for two-and-a-half-thousand people."
This Saturday’s luncheon at...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:56 PM
ANTWERP, Belgium — One became a prime minister. Another a songwriter whose compositions included "White Christmas." And a third became an Angeleno who married, raised a family and became a social worker.
All extraordinary in their own ways, all on...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- The Competition lineup of the 64th Berlin Intl. Film Festival has been completed. The program includes 18 world premieres and three feature debuts.
Additions to the lineup include Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which stars Patricia Arquette and...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:30 AM
During the Christmas season when many celebrate a unique and miraculous birth, what the late Pope John Paul II called "a culture of death" continues its march.
Last week, the upper house of the Belgian Senate voted to extend a 2002 law legalizing...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:19 AM
For opera fans in Southern California, Christoph Waltz has become a semi-regular presence in the audience of Los Angeles Opera productions at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. On Sunday, the two-time Academy Award winning actor officially made his debut as...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:30 AM
LES ARCS, France- Lars von Trier's highly-anticipated "Nymphomaniac" has been acquired by Italy's Good Films.
The TrustNordisk-repped Nymphomaniac nearly pre-sold worldwide. Italy was the last major European territory still open. "Nymphomaniac" will be...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:05 PM
A faulty connection between where the brain stores the auditory building blocks of language and where it processes them may be to blame for dyslexia, a new study suggests.
The findings represent the first neuroanatomical evidence that the vexing...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:45 AM
It's mid-December, and everybody's a winner, what with critics' prizes and best-ofs and award nominations being announced seemingly around the clock. Has any of this changed the best picture race? And how are the documentary and foreign-language...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:37 AM
L.A. Beer Week is just around the corner, and the celebration of craft beer culture features events from the South Bay to the Valley, with more being added daily. In the past it’s been difficult to visualize just how widespread the LABW events are,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Oct. 1 is the deadline for Oscar foreign-language submissions, and there are already some benchmarks: Saudi Arabia offered up its first-ever entry, and Pakistan will be part of the race for the first time in 50 years.
But the real gamechanger this year...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 8:13 AM
I know things are probably still fuzzy from all the parties this past weekend, but trust me: Tonight is, in fact, Halloween. Provided your costume is clean enough, here's a few more options for dressing up and/or getting down:
- Downtown Orlando is kind...