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  • 'My Journey Through French Cinema' and other movie picks, June 23

    'My Journey Through French Cinema' and other movie picks, June 23

    Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan, Justin Chang and other reviewers. Beatriz at Dinner Salma Hayek gives perhaps the best performance of her career as an empathetic holistic healer who comes face-to-face with a rotten billionaire real-estate mogul (a marvelous John Lithgow) in this...

  • 'Baby Driver' fever: More movies with cars, action and music

    'Baby Driver' fever: More movies with cars, action and music

    Edgar Wright is a filmmaker who unabashedly loves movies. Having put together programs in the past in L.A., Wright recently curated a series of chase movies for the BFI in London and a series of heist movies for the BAMcinématek in Brooklyn. (Including some of the titles below.) For anyone taken...

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  • 'My Journey Through French Cinema' is a deeply personal and passionate trip from director Bertrand Tavernier

    'My Journey Through French Cinema' is a deeply personal and passionate trip from director Bertrand Tavernier

    As its title indicates, “My Journey Through French Cinema” is personal with a capital “P,” a passionate, opinionated, drop-dead fascinating documentary essay about that country’s film history put together by a clear-eyed enthusiast who was born to tell the tale. Few people know as much about French...

  • John Green to publish his first book since 'The Fault in Our Stars'

    John Green to publish his first book since 'The Fault in Our Stars'

    It’s been more than five years in the making, but John Green’s follow-up to his beloved 2012 novel, “The Fault in Our Stars,” is finally becoming a reality. Penguin Young Readers announced the upcoming release of “Turtles All the Way Down,” Green’s new novel, scheduled for publication on Oct. 10....

  • 'Score: A Film Music Documentary' explores composers' art

    'Score: A Film Music Documentary' explores composers' art

    Although it won’t win any prizes for narrative structure, Matt Schrader’s “Score: A Film Music Documentary” spotlights such a rich and fascinating topic — the craft of motion picture scoring — that its mere presence proves a feast for the eyes and ears. The film also offers one key aspect so often...

  • Time-warped comedy 'Ripped' is less than half-baked

    Time-warped comedy 'Ripped' is less than half-baked

    The time-travel stoner comedy “Ripped” blows a potentially funny idea on slapdash filmmaking and lazy storytelling. If much of this overly broad eye-roller wasn’t made up on the fly, it sure looks that way. The film’s, er, high concept involves 17-year-old best buds and weed-fueled slackers Reeves...

  • Authentic portrait of young men at risk in documentary 'Raising Bertie'

    Authentic portrait of young men at risk in documentary 'Raising Bertie'

    Margaret Byrne turns in an impressive directorial debut with “Raising Bertie.” The documentary spends six years with three young black men living in rural Bertie County, North Carolina, focusing on a population that so rarely gets the spotlight. The film alternates between triumph and tragedy,...

  • Thursday's TV highlights: 'Inside the Actors Studio' on Bravo

    Thursday's TV highlights: 'Inside the Actors Studio' on Bravo

    SERIES Hollywood Game Night Contestants lead celebrity teams as the game show hosted by Jane Lynch returns for a new season. Up first are “Veep” cast members Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky and Matt Walsh against “The Walking Dead” actors Christian Serratos, Josh McDermitt and Lauren Cohan. 8 p.m. NBC...

  • Epic doc 'Dawson City: Frozen Time' expands this week

    Epic doc 'Dawson City: Frozen Time' expands this week

    After a successful week at the Nuart, the one-of-a-kind documentary “Dawson Creek: Frozen Time,” a complete astonishment from beginning to end, moves to the Regent in Westwood on Friday and expands to the Laemmle Monica Film Center, Santa Monica, and the Vintage Los Feliz 3, with weekend screenings...

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