| Feb 2, 2014
The Italians have a phrase, si non è vero è ben trovato, which roughly translates as, "If it isn't true, it ought to be."
If only the critics who decry the inaccuracies to be found in recent movies could take that attitude. Whether dealing with outer...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:52 PM
As the Academy Awards approach, the various guild awards and critics groups' honors often provide insight into prevailing Oscar sentiments. In this year's race for Oscar gold, however, momentum has repeatedly swung back and forth among what might be...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 11:36 PM
Alfonso Cuaron won the Directors Guild of America’s award for directorial achievement in feature film for “Gravity,” the outer space survival story starring Sandra Bullock.
"This is truly an honor and I'm humbled by it," Cuaron said as...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
These might seem like idyllic times for women in Hollywood: 2013's highest grossing film is the Jennifer Lawrence-led "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," and the sisterhood fairy tale "Frozen," the first Disney Animation movie with a female director, is the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:07 AM
A peek into a yearslong sting operation targeting state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) reveals the lengths to which the FBI went to get close to the lawmaker – possibly developing an online persona for an FBI agent posing as an independent...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:15 PM
It's been a good week for "12 Years a Slave," Steve McQueen's unflinching portrait of slavery in the U.S. The historical drama won the Golden Globe on Sunday for dramatic film and earned nine Oscar nominations Thursday morning. And at the Critics'...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 5:22 PM
2013 was a superb year for fans of genre entertainment. Major comic book heroes celebrated milestone anniversaries, as did “Doctor […]...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:30 AM
In the new Lifetime original movie "Lizzie Borden Took an Ax," the protagonist's name is uttered in full many times throughout the film's 87 minutes. She isn't called "Lizzie" or "Miss Borden" but "Lizzie Borden." The notorious name strikes tactical blows...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It may not be factual, but it's truthful.
It's an argument that wouldn't survive in a court of law and would spark derision in a presidential debate.
But when it comes to movies, it's vital guidance, especially when so many of 2013's Oscar-...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 1:55 PM
"Inside Llewyn Davis," Joel and Ethan Coen's study of a struggling New York folk singer in 1961, was the big winner Saturday at the National Society of Film Critics. The film received four awards, including best film, actor for Oscar Isaac, director for...