| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:51 AM
NEW YORK — Does Woody Allen have regrets?
His new film, "Blue Jasmine," amplifies the air of concentrated self-examination that has long been a hallmark of his work. Though marked by buoyant moments of wry humor, the film is devastating in its...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Do movie directors, like fine wines, get better with age? That may sound like a frivolous question, but it has long been debated by critics as they weigh the relative merits of fiery young upstarts versus wise old veterans. The question takes on renewed...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Sony Pictures Classics is increasing the theater count for "Blue Jasmine" from 229 locations to more than 1,200 on Friday -- marking the widest release of Woody Allen's career.
The drama, which stars Cate Blanchett as a wealthy socialite in the midst of...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:30 PM
She's come undone. The title of one of my favorite Wally Lamb novels about a woman over the edge kept running through my mind as I watched Woody Allen's new film "Blue Jasmine."
There's just no better way to put it. Jasmine, in such a paralyzing state...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Though he is famously averse to attending awards shows, Woody Allen will be honored at the 2014 Golden Globes with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. The ceremony will take place Jan. 12, 2014.
“There is no one more worthy of this award than Woody Allen,...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:15 PM
If you’ve been on the Web or social media the past 24 hours, you no doubt have caught some of the arguments about the Writers Guild list of the 101 best TV shows of all time. “The Wire” should be higher! “Seinfeld” over...
| May 9, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Hippie cult leader and Sunset Boulevard restaurateur Jim Baker (a.k.a Father Yod, a.k.a. YaHoWha) inspired a devoted following and no small amount of outrageous stories during his early '70s L.A. heyday. Apparently he killed two men with his bare hands....
| May 15, 2013
It's a quintessential only-in-L.A. story, one that combines sex, drugs, rock and roll, glamour, money, celebrity, hang gliding, health food and a homegrown spirituality. The new documentary "The Source Family" looks at the group of the same name, who...
| Nov 18, 2012
Norma Shearer's silk sheets sat for years in a Los Angeles garage, with no one to admire the embroidered monogram: NST, for Norma Shearer Thalberg.
The starlet's Louis Vuitton steamer trunks waited in vain to voyage. One was dedicated solely to...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Actress and serial home renovator Diane Keaton has bought a house in Pacific Palisades for $5.6 million, public records show.
The purchase is unusual for Keaton in that the home was recently built — in 2009 — and is Cape Cod-influenced,...
| Apr 29, 2012
"Annie Hall"inspired women to learn how to tie a tie. "Flashdance" set off a craze for ripped sweat shirts. And "Pulp Fiction" made the classic white shirt a hot fashion item.
But how many people know the names of the costume designers who inspired these...