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'Before I Fall' is a warm, empathetic mash-up of 'Groundhog Day' and 'Mean Girls'

“Before I Fall” tells the story of a teenager named Samantha who, like a younger female version of Phil Connors in “Groundhog Day,” is forced to relive the same 24-hour period over and over again. It begins with a rude awakening, proceeds through a gantlet of giggles, builds to a wild keg party...

In 'Logan,' an authentic drama between scenes of brutal violence to feed the comic-book beast

‘Logan" is as ambitious and aspirational as comic book movies get. Like Pinocchio, the toy that wanted to be real, “Logan” dreams of being something more than the latest notch on the Marvel belt; it wants its stand-alone story of Wolverine and Professor Xavier to be taken seriously as authentic...

Motion picture academy president confirms two accountants will not return to the Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that the two PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants responsible for Sunday’s best picture fiasco won’t be handing out any more Oscar envelopes. The news came one day after Warren Beatty released a statement...

Jordan Peele explains ‘Get Out's' creepy milk scene and ponders the recent link between dairy and hate

Now that Jordan Peele’s horror satire “Get Out” is No. 1 at the box office, it’s time to talk about the most insidious moment in the movie: The milk scene. [Warning, spoilers for “Get Out” follow.] “Get Out,” the “Key & Peele” star’s directorial debut, scored a $30.5-million opening weekend and near-unanimous...

PwC's Oscars flop may not do long-term damage to its reputation

It’s a dream job for those who normally toil in obscurity poring over rows of dry financial statements and complex tax returns. But for giant accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, its handling of the balloting process for the Academy Awards suddenly turned into a public-relations nightmare. One...

Ava DuVernay to celebrate Women's History Month with 12-hour Twitter takeover by female filmmakers

Array, Ava DuVernay’s independent film distribution collective, is poised for its third Twitter takeover.  The 12-hour Rebel-a-Thon,  which takes place Wednesday on the social media platform, will bring together almost 30 female filmmakers in celebration of Women’s History Month to discuss their...

Hollywood studios help L.A. with 2024 Olympics bid

Four Hollywood studios are teaming up with the city of Los Angeles to promote its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Disney, Fox, NBCUniversal and Warner Bros. will bring their combined star power and media savvy to boost L.A.’s chances of bringing the Games back to the city for the first time in...

The best picture show at the Oscars: the flub, the reactions, the blame

The mood inside the Dolby Theatre was polite but distracted. “La La Land” was poised to take the best picture Oscar — after months of major awards, a coronation more than a piece of news. Nominees from the musical seated in the back of the theater swept to the front during a commercial break, poised...

The best picture mix-up made headlines, but the Oscar winners made history

At Sunday night’s Academy Awards, a last-minute fumble overshadowed a much larger, and more significant, correction. While everyone scrambled to absorb, and then deconstruct, the mistaken announcement of “La La Land” as best picture when “Moonlight” had actually won, a thousand conversations about...

How a piece of paper crushed the Oscars

In the middle of the selfies and the on-screen tweets to President Trump and a thousand and one other whiz-bang technological tools to make the Oscars seem relevant to an audience with an ever-shortening attention span, the Academy Awards were betrayed this year by the simplest item you can imagine....

On Oscars red carpet, Hollywood luminaries reflect on why film still matters

Hollywood can be a bubble, an insulated space where reality is scripted and sometimes even fantastical. Still, its cultural productions, especially film, can have an indelible impact on those who watch. As Lin-Manuel Miranda said on the Academy Awards red carpet on Sunday, film is important because...

A view from the wings: Oscar's big mistake belied months of planning and backstage precision

The mood backstage was high. Champagne had been poured and a long evening seemed destined for a suave and elegant ending. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway glided through the wings and onto the stage to announce the Oscar for best picture. But things went sideways inside the Dolby Theatre: “Oh my...

Movies like ‘Moonlight’ don’t win the Oscar for best picture — until they do

Movies like “Moonlight” don’t win the Oscar for best picture. Movies about the conflicted desires of young gay men, captured with quiet tenderness and exquisite intimacy, don’t win the Oscar for best picture. (Just ask “Brokeback Mountain.”) Movies that tell modest coming-of-age stories, light...

'La La Land' producer on handing over his best picture Oscar — 'I just righted a wrong'

“La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz may not have the Oscar for best picture, but he does now possess a distinction uniquely his own. “I got to accept the Academy Award for best picture and then, within five minutes, I got to present the Academy Award for best picture,” Horowitz told The Times...

'What is happening???' Times photographer explains how he captured that viral Oscars moment

Veteran Los Angeles Times photographer Al Seib  was perched stage right at the Oscars on Sunday night when  “Moonlight” was revealed as the winner for best picture, not the previously announced “La La Land.” As jaws dropped,  Seib shot and  captured the photo that instantly became a viral hit. ...

The Oscar scene inside and outside the Dolby — including that great big gaffe

Inside the theater After what was perhaps the wildest interlude in Oscars history as Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly announced “La La Land” as the best picture winner Sunday before it was announced that “Moonlight” actually took the top prize, attendees were in shock as they left the...

How 'Moonlight' won the Oscar for best picture

When “La La Land” lost the costumes Oscar, it wasn’t a big deal. When it didn’t take either of the sound categories, that raised an eyebrow or two. Then, after it took its first Oscar for production design, it lost film editing. But that Oscar has gone to only one best picture winner this decade....

'Moonlight' wins in unprecedented upset during a night of many firsts

In one of the most surprising upsets and shocking moments in Oscar history, the poetic coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” took home the top prize for best picture at the 89th Academy Awards, beating out the heavily favored “La La Land,” which was actually announced as the winner. The win for “Moonlight”...

Lionsgate wins big at Oscars but A24 conquers with 'Moonlight'

The Oscars proved golden for Lionsgate, the Santa Monica-based mini-major whose “La La Land” took home six Academy Awards on Sunday, the most of any movie this year. But it was indie distributor A24 that stole the show with “Moonlight,” which scored three awards including a surprise win for best...

Damien Chazelle becomes youngest-ever winner of director Oscar for 'La La Land'

“This was a movie about love, and I was lucky enough to fall in love while making it.” Damien Chazelle concluded his acceptance speech for the directing Oscar by noting his girlfriend, Olivia Hamilton, sitting in the audience. “La La Land” is a bittersweet romantic musical starring Emma Stone and...

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