| Jun 7, 2012
| 4:39 PM
One of cinema's most transporting and transformative experiences, the 1945 French romantic drama “Children of Paradise” is the title I most often cite when asked to pick an all-time personal favorite, writes Kenneth Turan....
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Surprising stats from the most famous awards show of them all...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The week's lineup includes Golden Globe foreign language nominees, a comedian's film festival and a sneak preview of the new action thriller "The Grey."...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:52 AM
By next summer, officials expect to approve a set of guidelines for kayaking along a stretch of the Los Angeles River that flows near the Los Angeles-Glendale border....
| May 24, 2012
| 4:38 PM
"Let There Be Light": Kenneth Turan's DVD pick this week is not a DVD at all, but a free video on demand streaming and downloading of one of the most significant of American documentaries, a controversial film that has been restored in a very specific...
| Jul 9, 2012
Ernest Borgnine seemed born to play the heavy when he burst onto the Hollywood scene as "Fatso" Judson, a sadistic stockade sergeant who viciously beats a private to death in the 1953 movie "From Here to Eternity."
But two years later came the title role...
| Jan 30, 2012
My name is Bob, and I know what it's like to be flat on your back for more than two months.
My first encounter was for a form of arthritis called Reiter's syndrome — a three-month stay in a Veterans Affairs hospital marked by boredom and...
| Jul 16, 2012
Celeste Holm, the versatile actress who achieved fame on Broadway in the original production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's hit musical "Oklahoma!" in 1943 and five years later won an Oscar for best supporting actress in the landmark movie-drama "Gentleman'...
| May 4, 2012
Charles Higham, a poet, critic and prolific celebrity biographer who found political and sexual intrigue in the lives of Hollywood icons such as Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich and, most controversially, Errol Flynn, died April 21 at his Los Angeles home. He...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Movies, Magic and My Father's Twentieth Century
Riverhead: 432 pp., $28.95
In "The Entertainer: Movies, Magic and My Father's Twentieth Century," New Yorker staff writer...
| Jun 3, 2012
Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them
Harper: 356 pp., $25.99
Frank Langella's "Dropped Names" is a different kind of memoir. Rather than recapping his life story, the veteran stage and screen actor offers a series of...