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

    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...

  • Viola Davis wins supporting actress Oscar for 'Fences'

    Viola Davis wins supporting actress Oscar for 'Fences'

    Viola Davis was considered something of an Oscar shoo-in the moment it was announced she would be reprising her Tony Award-winning role in the film adaptation of “Fences.” Davis made good on that potential Sunday, winning the supporting actress Oscar for her portrayal of Rose Maxson, a devoted...

  • Race, justice and 'Unchained': L.A. Phil premieres new work by James Matheson

    Race, justice and 'Unchained': L.A. Phil premieres new work by James Matheson

    If there was a newsmaker in the Los Angeles Philharmonic concerts conducted by James Gaffigan and mostly occupied by standard repertoire, it was the world premiere of an L.A. Phil commission, “Unchained,” by James Matheson. On Saturday, before the second of three weekend performances, Matheson had...

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  • 'When We Rise' makes the gay rights movement part of a universal struggle

    'When We Rise' makes the gay rights movement part of a universal struggle

    Gay storylines on network television aren’t always frivolous, but it’s rare when they embody themes that are universal to us all —  no matter if you identify as LGBTQ, SWM, SWF or  any other acronym.  ABC’s four-part miniseries, “When We Rise,” chronicles the gay rights movement as a shared part...

  • 'Taken' dives into the story of an action hero's past

    'Taken' dives into the story of an action hero's past

    Styled as a prequel to Luc Besson’s vigilante action trilogy of the same name, "Taken," which premieres in series form Monday on NBC, does share with the films a lead character named Bryan Mills, originally played by Liam Neeson, and instances in which a character is “taken.” Mainly, it shares...

  • Why Natalie Portman won't be attending the Oscars

    Why Natalie Portman won't be attending the Oscars

    Walking the Oscars’ red carpet is a chore even under the best of circumstances. When you’re several months pregnant? Forget it. At least, that’s what Natalie Portman is saying. The Oscar nominee, lauded in the lead actress category for playing Jacqueline Kennedy in the biopic “Jackie” has announced...

  • Before the Oscars, Ruth Negga opens up about fashion and the future

    Before the Oscars, Ruth Negga opens up about fashion and the future

    In Los Angeles for the 89th Academy Awards, lead actress nominee Ruth Negga stepped into Bungalow 1 at Chateau Marmont on Friday night for a party hosted by Gemfields to celebrate a partnership with the actress and her stylist, Karla Welch. Through awards season, Negga has worn jewelry crafted...

  • No benefit of 'Doubt' as CBS pulls Katherine Heigl's new series

    No benefit of 'Doubt' as CBS pulls Katherine Heigl's new series

    After airing just two of its completed 13 episodes, CBS has pulled the low-rated legal drama “Doubt” from its schedule. The network didn’t call the move a “cancellation,” saying that the series, which starred Katherine Heigl, could return at some point in the future — probably during the summer,...

  • An MMA Oscars party where Putin pal Steven Seagal, not Meryl Streep, is the guest of honor

    An MMA Oscars party where Putin pal Steven Seagal, not Meryl Streep, is the guest of honor

    In an Oscar season saturated with repetitive red carpet affairs, one black-tie event stood out from the rest in the lead-up to Sunday’s ceremony — the only awards party where Steven Seagal was the guest of honor and mixed martial arts fighters brawled in the center of a ballroom between courses...

  • Jordan Peele on 'Get Out,' the horror film about racism that Obama would love

    Jordan Peele on 'Get Out,' the horror film about racism that Obama would love

    Jordan Peele never thought his directorial debut “Get Out,” a horror spin on “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” for the post-Obama age, would ever actually make it to the big screen. “I said, ‘You want to hear a cool story?’” the comedian-turned-filmmaker says of his pitch to a producer years ago,...

  • 'La La Land' seriously misunderstands music. So why are its songs pretty great?

    'La La Land' seriously misunderstands music. So why are its songs pretty great?

    To prepare for the role of Sebastian — the hardheaded jazz preservationist in Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” which is nominated for a record-tying 14 Oscars at Sunday’s Academy Awards — Ryan Gosling says he spent three months learning to play piano. “It’s a lot of time alone, and you become quite...

  • Petra Cortright's digital paintings, a tangled web of dots and swipes

    Petra Cortright's digital paintings, a tangled web of dots and swipes

    Petra Cortright’s paintings wedge themselves between the celebrated history of gestural art, mostly Expressionist and abstract, and the past generation’s frantic upheaval of established visual norms generated by the emergence and now ubiquity of digital imagery. Think of them as touch-screen paintings....

  • At Richard Telles Fine Art, Jim Isermann's illusions stack up

    At Richard Telles Fine Art, Jim Isermann's illusions stack up

    New sculptures by Jim Isermann look like the crates that the sculptures might have been shipped in, albeit here given free rein to perform like circus acrobats. The offbeat mix is typical for the artist, whose distinctive fusion of high art, handicraft and commercial design has fueled an exceptional...

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