| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Despite its title, "Elysium" is no promised land.
Expectations were high that the film starring Matt Damon would carry the flag for thoughtful, big-budget films that care about more than profits. But it has ended up as something of a disappointment,...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:15 AM
God only knows what Nicolas Winding Refn had in mind when he made "Only God Forgives."
The Danish filmmaker's latest theater of the macabre is brutal, bloody, saturated with revenge, sex and death, yet stunningly devoid of meaning, purpose, emotion or...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:05 PM
A couple of major ironies are folded into the title of the big new architecture exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA."
The first irony is that the title itself rings with echoes...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:14 AM
"Stanley Kubrick," the gigantic exhibition devoted to the perfectionist filmmaker that ran at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, proved to be a popular draw with the public, attracting 243,792 visitors during its eight-month stay, according to the...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Movie directors often tell their actors to act small — you’re not in a theater, and the last row in ......
| Apr 10, 2013
| 8:22 AM
The U.S.S. Enterprise, the Millennium Falcon, the Nostromo — in the best science-fiction movies, the spaceship is an iconic character ......
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:14 AM
Another day, another James Franco art project.
On Wednesday, Vice Media posted the multi-hyphenate renaissance man’s impressionistic 15-minute film “La Passione” to its website (see below). Presented by Gucci -- the global luxury...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:07 AM
"Kubrick and Co.," the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's tribute film series to its expansive "Stanley Kubrick" exhibition comes to a close this weekend. The exhibition also closes its doors on Sunday.
The series looks at key films in the maverick...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:40 PM
The Holocaust has long been a deep and disquieting source of material for filmmakers, especially documentarians. As firsthand accounts of World War II naturally dwindle, though, cinematic inquiries on the subject have been shifting into more personal...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It may not be on many art-world purists' list of must-see exhibitions for the year, but the upcoming show devoted to rock star David Bowie at London's Victoria and Albert Museum is proving to be a popular hit, with a reported 50,000 advance tickets sold....
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:25 AM
One of Stephen King's most enduring works is "The Shining," due in part to the film by Stanley Kubrick. Although the film strayed somewhat from the book, both told the terrifying story of a man who moves his family to a remote, empty resort when he...