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'Mr. Holmes' smartly examines the great detective in winter

Has there ever been a more durable, more adaptable fictional character than Arthur Conan Doyle's celebrated Sherlock Holmes? The great detective has been played by dozens of actors in every medium, and modern authors have placed him in new adventures set in locales as far from London as India,...

Kenneth Turan recommends 'Sunset Boulevard' 65th birthday screening

This is more than a rare chance to wish this most memorable of inside Hollywood stories a big-screen happy 65th birthday. It's also a chance to celebrate in the presence of one of its stars, Nancy Olson Livingston, supporting actress Oscar nominee, who will participate in a Q&A before the Laemmle...

Marvel comes up big with playful 'Ant-Man'

There's no need for psychiatric intervention just quite yet, but the mighty Marvel movie empire is showing definite signs of having a split personality.

Atticus Finch a racist? There goes the ideal

Something odd happens after Gregory Peck delivers one of cinema's most celebrated courtroom orations as attorney Atticus Finch in the 1962 film adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird." The wrongful conviction of his client, a black man named Tom Robinson accused of raping a white woman, unfolds as...

Indie Focus: Amy Schumer, 'Trainwreck,' Outfest and our new podcast

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Subscribe to the newsletter Hello! I'm Mark Olsen, and welcome to your weekly field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. Last week we were so happy to have staged an event with the L.A.-set film "Tangerine." In a first for our screening series, a scene in the movie showed a cab rolling down the...

The clues to 'Mr. Holmes' director Bill Condon's varied career

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Many directors tackle different kinds of movies over the course of their careers, but few have jumped around quite as wildly as Bill Condon in the last decade.

Will the new 'Vacation' make Clark Griswold proud?

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, well-known comedy actors posing in a fake marriage, were trying to protect their two fake sons from a fake tsunami.

In '10,000 Km,' director Carlos Marques-Marcet goes the distance to explore cracks in long-distance relationship

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

When we first see Alexandra and Sergio, the protagonists of the award-winning Spanish drama "10,000 Km," they have decided to have a baby and are making love in their small Barcelona apartment.

'The Gallows' swings between scary and sketchy horror film

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Had the creators of the "The Gallows" ditched its overdone found-footage concept and opted for more traditional shooting, they might have wrung a more immersive and stylish piece from the film's juicy high-school theater setting.

'Diary of a French Doctor' takes pulse of the wrong MD

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Benjamin is the new intern at a cramped, busy and crumbling hospital where bureaucratic needs trump proper patient care in the fast-paced but middling French film "Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor."

Too many shifts haunt 'Strangerland'

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Australia's filmmakers have exported their fair share of personality disintegration dramas, from "Wake in Fright" in 1971 through "Picnic at Hanging Rock" and last year's "The Babadook."

Review: 'Self/less' sells the soul of its story to slick moviemaking

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

The elaborately convoluted, soul-swapping thriller "Self/less" squanders its intriguing premise with a loud and labored beat-the-bad-guys trajectory.

'Tangerine' a joyful girlfriend movie for our modern age

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

At one point in "Tangerine," a tattooed pimp named Chester recuses himself from a dispute among prostitutes arguing outside a doughnut shop by declaring, "This a... girl thing."

'10,000 Km' navigates long-distance couple's cyber disconnect

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Necessity is the mother of invention in "10,000 Km," for the characters and filmmaker alike.

'Minions' has irresistible, wonky golden touch

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Who doesn't love the minions? Nominally devoted to evil but also, to borrow a phrase from Raymond Chandler, cute as lace pants, these capsule-shaped and coverall-wearing creatures are so appealing that even those not wild about "Despicable Me" found them difficult to resist.

The Kim and Amy Schumer show - just rub it in

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Amy Schumer's sister, Kim, looked down at her belly and frowned. She was sitting next to Amy in the car on the way to a fancy event this past spring, unhappy with how she looked. So Amy reached over, placed her hand on Kim's stomach and rubbed, as if she were one of those Buddha statues. Silently,...

Paramount to test shorter theatrical window with AMC, Cineplex deal

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Paramount Pictures will bring some of its theatrical release movies to home video much earlier than usual in an experimental deal with cinemas chains that could foreshadow a broader shift.

Josh Trank works to defy 'Fantastic Four's' doomsayers

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Josh Trank knew what was coming - and, in a slightly perverse way, he welcomed it.

Outfest Los Angeles explores a world of transgender experiences on film

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Visibility of transgender men and women is at an all-time high thanks in large part to television: scripted shows like Netflix's "Sense8" and Amazon's "Transparent," along with reality series such as ABC Family's "Becoming Us" and Caitlyn Jenner's forthcoming "I Am Cait," all of which create an...

'Misery loves comedy' in 'Tangerine,' a seriocomic film about trans sex workers

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Standing on its own in the parking lot of a strip mall at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue, Donut Time is a place countless Angelenos have driven by countless times and likely wondered about the bustle that seems to be going on at all hours of the day and night.

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