| Nov 3, 2010
Some years ago, I shared a barber with the late Mel Tormé. It was a small, low-key shop where the talk was usually sports and the music on the radio was always jazz or vocals from the American Songbook.
One morning, Tormé and I found ourselves pausing...
| Nov 19, 2010
"I try to control it … try to focus in on the good things … waking up with Sarah on a clear, beautiful day … walking with her through Chinatown, the sky impossibly bright and blue. Everything bright and clean and new … but my...
| Aug 15, 2010
It's tough to visit California's Bodie Hills. Although many travelers turn off U.S. Highway 395 in the Eastern Sierra to see the well-known ghost town of the same name, far fewer venture into its rugged backdrop, which has no paved roads, no marked...
| Aug 26, 2010
Critically acclaimed animation director Satoshi Kon, creator of "Millennium Actress," "Paprika" and " Tokyo Godfathers," died of pancreatic cancer Tuesday in Tokyo. He was 46.
FOR THE RECORD:
The headline on an earlier online...
| Sep 9, 2010
— On a recent misty morning, if you were standing in the right spot, you could have looked up to see a helicopter emerge from the pale heavens above this coastal enclave and a famous face squinting in concentration from the pilot's seat. Clint...
| Oct 3, 2010
To the End of the Land
Translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen
Alfred A. Knopf: 582 pp., $27.95
From an American standpoint, the degree of moral authority conferred upon Israeli novelist David Grossman in his homeland can...
| Jun 16, 2011
In the last five years, singer and songwriter Bill Callahan has been making nouveau cowboy music, the kind that might have soothed his former self, the confessional, acerbic zinemaker who released tapes made out of his bedroom in the early '90s and went...
| Jul 25, 2011
In a world that's constantly changing, it's good to know that some things basically stay the same — for example, the movie western. It's a genre that hasn't changed much in the last century of cinematic history: There are good guys and there are bad...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 7:00 PM
It's the kind of surprise the Master of Suspense would have loved.
The National Film Preservation Foundation and the New Zealand Film Archive are announcing Wednesday the discovery of the first 30 minutes of a 1923 British film, "The White Shadow,"...
| Feb 8, 2010
| 4:33 PM
To see the answer, click on the "Continue reading" link underneath the photos below. ANSWER: John Ford won the most Oscars for directing (four): "The Quiet Man," 1952; "How Green Was My Valley," 1941; "The Grapes of Wrath," 1940; "The Informer," 1935....
| Feb 26, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Jeff Dowd is an indie film producer and promoter who is known to one and all as the Dude, having served in large part as the inspiration for Jeff Bridges' immortal Dude character in the Coen brothers' "The Big Lebowski."......