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German-born director Ernst Lubitsch, who came to Hollywood in the 1920s, had such a deft hand with comedies that it became known as "the Lubitsch touch." The American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica is to celebrate "A Touch of Laughter:...
The American Cinematheque shines the spotlight on Oscar-winning director Michael Cimino with a three-day retrospective at the Egyptian in Hollywood. Cimino worked in advertising before turning to filmmaking. He co-wrote "Magnum Force," the 1973 "Dirty...
Director Thomas Bigley has fulfilled an essential task in his modern-day mounting of “King Lear,” presented by the Porters of Hellsgate at the Studio Stage. Every “Lear” rises and falls on the performance of the actor playing...
24 FramesScreenings of Oscar-nominated shorts and documentary films highlight the week....
The Big PictureThere’s a lot to admire in J.J. Abrams’ new film, “Super 8,” starting with the spirited relationship between Joe (Joel Courtney) and Charles (Riley Griffiths), the teen filmmaking buddies whose interactions illustrate the emotional...
Gold DerbyKate Winslet has not been seen on screen since "The Reader" was booked into theaters early last year. After winning the Oscar for that performance, she surprised everyone when she chose as her next project a TV remake of the 1945 film "Mildred Pierce,"...
Culture MonsterSundayâs collision of St. Valentineâs Day with Chinese New Year spawns a dilemma: whether to exchange a valentine or hongbao (both are red, but the Chinese traditional âlucky envelopesâ contain cash). Beijing Dance Academyâs new version of â...
Gold DerbyA year after finally taking home the Oscar for "The Reader," Kate Winslet is ready to go back to work. The Hollywood Reporter says Winslet will be starring in a five-hour TV remake of the 1945 film "Mildred Pierce," which won Joan Crawford her only...
Playwright Justin Tanner takes an uncharacteristic segue into sweetness in his 1992 coming-of-age play, "Teen Girl," now in revival at the Zephyr. "Girl" is not the acid-etched indictment of soulless suburban life so typical of Tanner but a scrawled...
Special to The TimesApril 17, 2008 For the last several years, Richard Schickel has been a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times Book Review, writing primarily about books on film. His new book, "Film on Paper: The Inner Life of Movies," is a collection of many of...
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Classical composer Eric Zeisl had a tough time living in mid-20th century Los Angeles. The somber, heavy-browed Austrian, who left Nazi-dominated Europe in 1938, stated that the two things he hated most in this world were Hitler and the sun. He was...
VarietyMADRID -- Seoul-based Finecut has closed more major territories on Kim Ki-duk's Venice competition contender "Pieta," which world premiered to a standing ovation Tuesday on the Lido. "Pieta" will now segue from Venice to Toronto for its North American...
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