| May 30, 2013
| 1:33 PM
"Now You See Me," which opens Friday, is a caper thriller starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Oscar-winners Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. The film is about an FBI agent and an Interpol detective on the hunt for a team of young illusionists...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 10:26 AM
"Les Misérables" won the Golden Globe for best musical or comedy film on Sunday, adding to the movie's already considerable awards momentum. The movie adaptation of the honored stage musical also picked up awards for actors Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway....
| Jan 16, 2013
Nagisa Oshima, an iconoclastic Japanese director and screenwriter best known in the West for the sexually explicit films “In the Realm of the Senses” and “Empire of Passion,” died Tuesday at a hospital near Tokyo, his production...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:15 PM
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The finalists for the 33rd L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced Thursday morning -- the complete list is below. In addition to the 50 books in 10 categories that are in the running for the awards,...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 7:45 AM
In an Oscars broadcast that was packed with tributes to movie musicals, "Les Miserables" won three Academy Awards on Sunday, including a win for Anne Hathaway for supporting actress. The film also won in the categories of sound mixing and make-up....
| Jan 16, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Yasmina Reza, the Tony Award-winning French dramatist whose stage hits include "Art" and "God of Carnage," has a new work out this month but it isn't a play.
Reza has published a new novel in France titled "Heureux les Heureux." The 190-page book...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:30 AM
John Caird, who's directing the L.A. Opera production of "Tosca" that opens Saturday, played crucial roles in launching two of the biggest stage blockbusters of modern times.
The fact that the British director remains somewhat below the radar, at...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
CANNES, France -- The movie world feted an old friend Wednesday night, or at least an old sport.
Two weeks after celebrating Baz Luhrmann's big-budget adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel with a throwback party at the Plaza Hotel in New York,...
| May 1, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Baz Luhrmann and the makers of “The Great Gatsby” used varied literary references to shape the film’s screenplay and the actors’ performances. If you’d like to see what inspired production and costume designer Catherine...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Ben Fountain's satire "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk" was named the winner of the L.A. Times 2012 book prize for fiction on Friday night at a ceremony in Los Angeles. Katherine Boo's "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The IMPAC Dublin Literary Award announced its shortlist for 2013 on Tuesday, and a refreshingly diverse group it is, with five novels in translation -- from Japan, Iceland, Norway, the Netherlands, and France -- listed along with one British, one Irish...