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This sounds fun: a special dinner next Monday with a menu inspired by classic Italian films. Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, the dinner will be prepared by chef Simone Santopietro at Obika Mozzarella Bar and Ristorante in...
Tags: Entertainment, Vittorio de Sica, Movies
Culture MonsterJohn Malkovich will give the annual message for World Theatre Day in Paris at a March 22 kickoff gala of events leading up to the 50th annual celebration on March 27. Here's the text he'll deliver....
24 FramesHarvey Weinstein’s PR blitzkrieg for "Bully" may turn out to be a pivotal chapter in the battle to overhaul the Motion Picture Assn. of America's ratings system....
24 FramesSilen flicks, Italian masterworks and a chat with Clint Eastwood and an evening with long-time Times film critic Kevin Thomas are on tap this week....
Special to the Los Angeles TimesOn a steamy, drizzly morning, my friend Alejandra Cisneros leads us on a narrow dirt path through the flooded rice fields. A few yards away, a dozen ducks march single file across a dirt berm, tails twitching, looking very businesslike. Local farmers...
Farley Granger, a handsome young leading man during Hollywood's post-World War II era who was best known for his starring roles in the Alfred Hitchcock suspense thrillers "Strangers on a Train" and "Rope," has died. He was 85. Granger died of natural...
Associated PressScreenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico, who emerged from the male-dominated postwar Italian cinema to become a celebrated artist and contribute to such milestone films as "Bicycle Thieves" and "The Leopard," has died. She was 96. Cecchi D'Amico died July 31 in...
Culture MonsterOpera fans will find a lot to love in 'Senso,' directed by Luchino Visconti...
One evening in 1966, not long after the Los Angeles Philharmonic moved into the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, concertgoers were surprised to find a picket line in front of the hall on opening night. Though picket lines were a dime a dozen in the '60s, this...
Tags: Music, Demonstration, Austria, Music Theater, Ernest Bloch
Culture MonsterOn Wednesday night, Martin Scorsese recalled a time that he came to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art during the 1970s to see a double bill of two Marilyn Monroe movies -- "Niagara" (1953) and "The Seven Year Itch"......
Film CriticSet during a gray Brighton Beach winter, "Two Lovers" begins with the solid shape of Joaquin Phoenix lumbering down a pier, a bag of dry cleaning slung over his shoulder. We don't know who he is or anything about him, really, but for the heavy resignation...
When Gregory Nava's "El Norte" opened in U.S. theaters 25 years ago, immigration was less of a political hot-button issue than it is today. Back then, the mass exodus of refugees from Central American countries such as El Salvador and Guatemala was...
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