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  • The low-key dominance of Lois Smith, star of new film 'Marjorie Prime'

    The low-key dominance of Lois Smith, star of new film 'Marjorie Prime'

    Walking through a driving blizzard last January, the actress Lois Smith took the arm of an agent and posed a directional question. “So is this where I should step?” Smith asked as her foot hovered above a treacherous curb in the old town of Park City, Utah, during the Sundance Film Festival. “It...

  • L.A. movie openings, Aug. 25

    L.A. movie openings, Aug. 25

    Aug. 25 All Saints John Corbett stars as a pastor who teams with Burmese refugees to save a church he was sent to close in the American heartland. With Cara Bono, Barry Corbin, Nelson Lee. Written by Steve Armour. Directed by Steve Gomer. (1:48) PG. Beach Rats A young Brooklyn man cruises for older...

  • The week ahead in L.A. theater, Aug. 20-27: ‘A Night With Janis Joplin’ and more

    The week ahead in L.A. theater, Aug. 20-27: ‘A Night With Janis Joplin’ and more

    THEATER Capsule reviews are by Charles McNulty (C.M.) and Philip Brandes (P.B.). Openings Festival of Living Art Works by Munch, Picasso, Banksy, et al., are re-created and set to a musical score. Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Sun.-Mon, 8:30 p.m.;...

  • The week ahead in L.A. dance, Aug. 20-27: 'Forever Flamenco' and more

    The week ahead in L.A. dance, Aug. 20-27: 'Forever Flamenco' and more

    The 11th Annual MixMatch Dance Festival This four-day showcase hosted by Hart Pulse Dance Company concludes. The Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. Sun., 2 p.m. $18. www.HartPulseDance.com Forever Flamenco Antonio Triana and Company perform with featured dancers Mizuho...

  • Calendar Letters: Words of Glen Campbell

    Calendar Letters: Words of Glen Campbell

    Thank you for an awesome article on Glen Campbell [“His Heroic Coda,” Aug. 9], an amazing person. The lyrics he turned out give me goose bumps to this day. It’s trite to say, but we may not see that kind of resonance from a country song again; my sympathies to those who missed it. Michael Connelly...

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  • The Moviegoer, Aug. 20-26

    The Moviegoer, Aug. 20-26

    Japanese Arthouse Classics The series begins with the Los Angeles premiere of the 4K restoration of Kenji Mizoguchi’s 1953 cautionary period drama Ugetsu, in which a married peasant farmer finds himself seduced by a ghostly noblewoman; it’s paired with Mizoguchi’s The Life of Oharu (1952), a tragic...

  • Friday's TV highlights: 'Dark Matter' on Syfy

    Friday's TV highlights: 'Dark Matter' on Syfy

    SERIES Masters of Illusion Xavier Mortimer, Scott Pepper, Chris Randall, Joshua Jay, Murray SawChuck, Billy Kidd and Greg Gleason are the featured magicians in this new episode hosted by Dean Cain. 8 p.m. KTLA Killjoys As the Killjoys plan to execute a high-risk theft on a well-armored convoy,...

  • 'Marjorie Prime,' 'Lemon,' 'Patti Cakes' and more movie picks for Aug. 18

    'Marjorie Prime,' 'Lemon,' 'Patti Cakes' and more movie picks for Aug. 18

    Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan, Justin Chang and other reviewers. Baby Driver Edgar Wright’s exuberant, one-of-a-kind vehicular-action-thriller-musical-romance stars Ansel Elgort as a tinnitus-afflicted, music-loving getaway driver alongside a superb supporting cast that includes...

  • Natalie Portman, Lily-Rose Depp star in haunting drama 'Planetarium'

    Natalie Portman, Lily-Rose Depp star in haunting drama 'Planetarium'

    Although “Planetarium” may not wholly satisfy as the kind of statement film it so ambitiously aims to be, this intriguing drama, confidently directed by Rebecca Zlotowski (who co-wrote with Robin Campillo) proves a singular, at times haunting experience. In the late-1930s, as Nazi Germany tenses...

  • Struggling actor's life crumbles in the weirdly charming comedy 'Lemon'

    Struggling actor's life crumbles in the weirdly charming comedy 'Lemon'

    What is the “lemon” of director/co-writer Janicza Bravo’s deliriously deadpan feature debut “Lemon”? Is it the turquoise jalopy of protagonist Isaac (co-writer Brett Gelman) that breaks down on him in a moment of extreme distress, or is it, frankly, the man himself? Partners in life and comedy,...

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