| Jan 24, 2013
| 9:03 PM
Reaction to Thursday's news that “Star Trek Into Darkness” filmmaker J.J. Abrams will be directing the next “Star Wars” film ......
| Aug 5, 2012
Sandi Tan's past is teeming with ghosts. The Pasadena-based filmmaker-turned-novelist isn't a "seer" herself — she's a self-described scaredy-cat and doesn't particularly enjoy supernatural books and movies — but her childhood in Singapore...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:05 AM
The art of fine-art printing gets a loving albeit brief ode from director David Lynch, who has fashioned a seven-minute documentary about the famous Idem Paris atelier.
Idem Paris recently posted the video online and we've embedded it below....
| Nov 13, 2012
| 1:06 PM
It’s no longer unusual for vintage silent films to be shown with live music provided by a pianist, organist or even an orchestra. Occasionally, enterprising presenters host screenings of classic sound films with on-site orchestral backing: “...
| Sep 17, 2011
Frances Bay, the sweet, gentle housewife who became a successful actress in middle age, appearing in more than 50 motion pictures and 100 television shows, including roles as the "marble rye lady" on "Seinfeld" and the grandmother in Adam Sandler's "Happy...
| Jan 24, 2012
Bingham Ray, the co-founder of October Films, one of the top independent film distribution companies of the 1990s, and a former president of United Artists who was a leading force in independent films for more than two decades, died Monday. He was 57....
| Sep 10, 2011
George Kuchar was perhaps the most prolific and influential filmmaker most moviegoers have never heard of.
With his twin brother, Mike — and later, alone — Kuchar made some of the earliest films in the 1960s explosion of underground movies....
| May 30, 2010
Dennis Hopper, the maverick director and costar of the landmark 1969 counterculture film classic "Easy Rider" whose drug- and alcohol-fueled reputation as a Hollywood bad boy preceded his return to sobriety and a career resurgence in the films " Hoosiers"...
| Nov 12, 2010
Dino De Laurentiis, the flamboyant Italian movie producer who helped resurrect his nation's film industry after World War II and for more than six decades produced films as diverse as the 1954 Federico Fellini classic "La Strada" and the 1976 remake of...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Spring picks in classical music and opera by music critic Mark Swed: Big John Cage and John Adams anniversaries -- festivals for the former, major premieres in San Francisco and Los Angeles by the latter -- will make this a spring of Johns. Meanwhile...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Kyle MacLachlan will pour his wine at Wally's Wine & Spirits on Saturday....