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Los Angeles Times

Chris Lee

Writer

Chris Lee no longer works for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, he covered movies, music, media and Hollywood culture. 

Recent Articles

  • Kelsey Grammer trades 'Frasier' for villains and tough guys

    Kelsey Grammer trades 'Frasier' for villains and tough guys

    With his stentorian voice and pompous whiff of erudition, Kelsey Grammer cemented a spot in TV history playing Dr. Frasier Crane for 20 years, first on "Cheers" and then on "Frasier." But now, since Grammer's 2011-12 Starz series "Boss" effectively pressed reset on his career, the performer is...

  • William Eubank used ingenuity — and begging — to get 'The Signal' made

    William Eubank used ingenuity — and begging — to get 'The Signal' made

    Strenuous spoiler avoidance has been maintained in most stories about "The Signal" since its premiere to ecstatic praise at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Even descriptions of the movie's genre and tone are less than straightforward. "The Signal" starts off as the kind of minutely observed...

  • Doug Liman hopes his wild loop means a hit with 'Edge of Tomorrow'

    Doug Liman hopes his wild loop means a hit with 'Edge of Tomorrow'

    In the phantasmagorial sci-fi epic "Edge of Tomorrow," Tom Cruise finds himself encased in an 85-pound metal exoskeleton bristling with futuristic weaponry and confronted with a singularly intractable situation: a kill-and-be-killed conflict that repeats on indefinite loop. Over and over he wages...

  • L.A. Philharmonic's 'Cosi fan tutte' hits stage with A-list help

    L.A. Philharmonic's 'Cosi fan tutte' hits stage with A-list help

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic's production of the Mozart-Da Ponte opera "Così fan tutte" arrives on stage at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday with a hard-edged futurism and a note of nostalgia. It's the third production in as many years to unite the orchestra under the baton of kinetic music...

  • 'Water & Power' stakes out its turf

    'Water & Power' stakes out its turf

    The stated goal for the gritty, neo-noir drama "Water & Power" isn't simply to take a deep narrative dive into what one character in the new movie terms the "contrails of corruption" in modern Los Angeles. According to its writer-director Richard Montoya, the $600,000 indie — which hit 21 theaters...

  • 'Chef' and 'Keep On Keepin' On' honored at the Tribeca Film Festival

    'Chef' and 'Keep On Keepin' On' honored at the Tribeca Film Festival

    The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival audience has spoken. And at wrap party Saturday for the Heineken Audience Awards in New York City,  festival entries in the feature film and documentary categories were celebrated with top honors (as well as a pair of $25,000 cash prizes). “Chef,” an indie drama starring,...

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