"A Separation": Don't wait too long to see "A Separation," an exceptional film from Iran. If you care enough about foreign language films to have heard about this particular gem, don't hold back until all your friends have told you how good it is and put a cri
"Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection"/"The Ernie Kovacs Collection": Genuine humor is hard to come by these days, so it's a good thing that some of the funniest people of the past are reappearing on DVD collections, writes Los Angeles Times film critic Ke
"The Rolling Stones on the Ed Sullivan Show," "The Grateful Dead Movie," "Aki Kaurismaki's Leningrad Cowboys" prove that DVDs are not just for stories, they can capture and convey all manner of musical performance.
"The Andy Hardy Collection" and Warner Bros. pre-Code films: Hollywood was not a one-size-fits-all entity in its glory days; movies catered to the widest variety of tastes, as two new groups of DVD releases featuring Andy Hardy and pre-Code frolics emphasizes
?The Rules of the Game,? ?Casque d'Or?: Now that film exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has been pared down to a minimum, thank God for the good taste of artist Ellsworth Kelly, who has been allowed to curate a small French film series that in
Ramon Vinay, the tenor cast with Birgit Nilsson in "Tristan," said he was too ill to do the entire opera, so Rudolph Bing had Vinay sing Act I, Karl Liebel (likewise under the weather) sing Act II and Albert da Costa (also ill) sing Act III. Hedda Hopper inter