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A lifetime love affair with Golden Age movie posters

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Think of them as snapshots of dreams, intense jolts of visual stimulation that convey the focused essence of a cinematic experience. I'm talking about movie posters, and I am almost as passionate about this art form as I am about film itself, which is saying a lot.

For Russell Crowe, directing 'Water Diviner' is risky; reward is 'freedom'

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

A movie star whose films have taken in nearly $4 billion globally at the box office can travel around any way they please — limousine, private helicopter, jewel-encrusted rickshaw — but Russell Crowe gets a special charge out of pedaling himself through the busy streets of Los Angeles. "People...

Cannes film festival releases 2015 slate

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Whether you call it "the Olympics of cinema" (for more bloodsporting types) or "the world's most prestigious movie gathering" (for the more genteel among us), the Cannes Film Festival is the most scrutinized of cinema confabs.

'Monsters: Dark Continent' leaves the original far, far behind

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

The 2010 British sci-fi flick "Monsters" never became a blockbuster or even a sleeper hit here, but it made enough of an impression among studio executives to land filmmaker Gareth Edwards a gig directing Hollywood's 2014 "Godzilla" reboot.

'Welcome to New York' a fearless take on real-life sex scandal

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Idiosyncratic filmmaker Abel Ferrara ("Bad Lieutenant," "The Funeral") takes on the provocative 2011 case of former International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the barely veiled drama "Welcome to New York." This frank, unruly look at sex, privilege and power unfolds...

'Alex of Venice' a mash note to L.A. neighborhood

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Chris Messina's "Alex of Venice" is as much a love letter to the Los Angeles neighborhood as it is a well-observed drama.

In 'Unfriended,' horror comes to life online

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

The new horror flick "Unfriended," which opens April 17, unfolds completely on a computer screen. In the film a teenager and her friends are terrorized by a digital stalker seeking revenge for a shaming video that led to a suicide.

'Children of Giant' explores legacy of 'Giant' in Marfa, Texas

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Hollywood invaded the small West Texas town of Marfa 60 years ago this summer to make the epic "Giant," based on Edna Ferber's bestseller chronicling 25 years in the lives of a powerful rancher, his strong-willed, opinionated wife and a surly ranch hand turned oil tycoon.

In 'True Story,' a writer and a killer weave an ambiguous web

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Nonfiction stories on screen, long a little traction-challenged, have become especially slippery of late.

'Below Dreams' a lyrical look at Millennial generation trio

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Blending scripted scenario, improvisation and an invigorating documentary sensibility, Garrett Bradley's debut feature explores the hopes and struggles of three young adults. The impressionistic result, "Below Dreams," is uneven but never clichéd.

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