| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In "Nebraska," 84-year-old June Squibb's Kate Grant is plain-spoken to a fault. Which is a nice way of saying she has reached an age at which she simply doesn't care what anyone thinks. Her brazen negativity can be off-putting at first.
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:12 PM
In a day before comedy was laced with irony and studded with mean-spirited barbs, Sid Caesar was more than funny.
He was hilariously, outrageously, tear-inducingly, gather-up-the-whole-family-for-this funny.
A veteran of the Catskills with an...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Two years ago, I had the pleasure of joining a group of funny men who meet for lunch and lively conversation every other Wednesday at Factor's Famous Deli on Pico Boulevard. A documentary about their meeting, aptly titled "Lunch," was making the rounds of...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:02 PM
Woody Allen's adopted daughter Dylan Farrow on Saturday repeated — and elaborated on — her assertion that the filmmaker sexually assaulted her when she was a child.
Farrow's open letter, published on the New York Times website, is part of...
| Feb 13, 2014
Want to make a really bad time for yourself on social media? Register an opinion about Dylan Farrow's letter published by the New York Times on Feb. 2 stating that her father, Woody Allen, sexually abused her some two decades ago when she was 7. Better...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:51 PM
As is usually the case, the mood was a convivial one at this year's Academy Award nominees luncheon, which throws together big-name stars and directors as well as animators, musicians, editors and other fellow contenders for Oscar gold.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In a town obsessed with VIP status, it is a refreshingly meritocratic event.
At the Motion Picture Academy's annual Oscar nominees luncheon Monday at the Beverly Hilton, A-list stars such as Bono, Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio dined with Hollywood'...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"Nymphomaniac" star Shia LaBeouf continued his recent bizarre behavior, this time at the Berlin International Film Festival on Sunday, first walking out of a media conference after cryptically responding to a single question, and later showing up for...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:55 AM
In the wake of renewed allegations that Woody Allen sexually abused Dylan Farrow when she was a child -- and Allen's subsequent denials of the allegations -- longtime Allen friend Barbara Walters and former Allen girlfriend Stacey Nelkin rose to the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Director Woody Allen issued a statement Sunday disputing Dylan Farrow's allegations of child molestation.
His response came a day after the New York Times published an online open letter by Farrow, renewing allegations that the Oscar-winning director...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Sarah Seltzer grew up a fan of Woody Allen movies — her parents showed her "Sleeper," "Annie Hall," and "Everyone Says I Love You" once she was old enough to get the jokes. As a 31-year-old writer living in New York, she has admired Allen's more...