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  • Exclusive: 'La La Land' is musical follow-up for 'Whiplash' filmmaker

    Exclusive: 'La La Land' is musical follow-up for 'Whiplash' filmmaker
    Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” was the toast of this year's Sundance Film Festival, sweeping top prizes that set it up for a potentially nifty commercial and awards run when it hits theaters later this year. Now its writer-director,...
  • Review: Jake Gyllenhaal plays doubles in satisfyingly weird 'Enemy'

    Review: Jake Gyllenhaal plays doubles in satisfyingly weird 'Enemy'
    Tightly wound and agreeably strange, Denis Villeneuve's "Enemy" reconnects the French-Canadian director with his "Prisoners" star Jake Gyllenhaal for a bite-sized doppelgänger thriller based on Portuguese fantasist José Saramago's novel "The Double."...
  • Review: 'Blood Ties' engaging but falls short as crime saga

    Review: 'Blood Ties' engaging but falls short as crime saga
    "Blood Ties" is a largely engrossing drama set in 1974 that works better as an emotional study of brothers on flip sides of the law than as the Sidney Lumet-type crime saga it strives to be. Still, there's a heft to the proceedings that keeps us...
  • 'Veronica Mars' and the Kickstarter model: Who's it for?

    'Veronica Mars' and the Kickstarter model: Who's it for?
    The tweets were coming fast and furious before many of the weekend screenings had rolled their credits: “Veronica Mars,” the Rob Thomas cult show revived as a Kickstarter film to much fanfare last year, was a bust. You probably saw five in...
  • SoCal playwrights score at Kennedy Center college theater festival

    SoCal playwrights score at Kennedy Center college theater festival
    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. This spring’s National Football League draft will tell us who the most prized college players are. It’s thought to be a good year for quarterbacks. College and university talent...
  • Review: 'A Birder's Guide to Everything' more swan than ugly duckling

    Review: 'A Birder's Guide to Everything' more swan than ugly duckling
    Sensitively observed, the indie drama "A Birder's Guide to Everything" concerns a gangly 15-year-old birder prodigy named David (Kodi Smit-McPhee) with a timely distraction on the eve of his widower father (James Le Gros) marrying his girlfriend: the...
  • Jake Gyllenhaal doubles down in 'Enemy'

     Jake Gyllenhaal doubles down in 'Enemy'
    Movie doubles seem to be multiplying at an alarming rate. At last fall's Toronto International Film Festival both "Enemy" and "The Double" grappled with what happens when you confront your doppelganger, and the idea appeared again in several films at...
  • ‘Divergent’: Maggie Q talks Tori, tough heroines, action films as art

     
    “Divergent” is opening in theaters in less than a week, bringing the first installment of Veronica Roth's dystopian adventure story […]...
  • SXSW: Car plows into Mohawk nightclub crowd, kills 2

    SXSW: Car plows into Mohawk nightclub crowd, kills 2
    A car that hit clubgoers outside a show at the SXSW festival has left at least two dead and five critically injured, according to Austin police. The incident happened during the music portion of the multidisciplinary confab in Austin, Texas. The film...
  • James Franco, in flux

      James Franco, in flux
    I fear for the future of James Franco's acting career. And when I say acting, I'm referring to Franco's portrayal of other characters, not the growing number of meta performances the actor is amassing. It's not that Franco is bad at playing Franco. If...
  • Review: 'Chemistry' has good elements but ultimately fizzles

     Review: 'Chemistry' has good elements but ultimately fizzles
    Like the put-upon pharmacist at its center, the neo-noirish suburban comedy "Better Living Through Chemistry," co-written and co-directed by Geoff Moore and David Posamentier, is a bit of a cheat — and goes soft in the clutch. Said druggist Doug...