| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Ben Affleck's film "Argo" took the best picture Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. Other marquee winners were Daniel Day-Lewis for lead actor for “Lincoln,” Jennifer Lawrence for lead actress for “Silver Linings Playbook,” and Ang...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 8:33 AM
"Lincoln" earned a record-breaking 13 nominations for Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s Critics' Choice Movie Awards. It received nominations for best film, director for Steven Spielberg, actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, supporting actress for Sally Field,...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 6:00 AM
In "Lincoln," director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner have pulled off the improbable: They have built this season's prestige hit around congressional proceedings that might seem more appropriate for C-SPAN than the big screen.
| Dec 14, 2012
| 9:00 AM
If the movies are a feast or famine business — and they are — we are in the heart of the feast at the moment. Both the studios and the smaller distributors, having hidden away their strongest films like squirrels hoarding especially tasty...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Hollywood's most successful director turns on a dime and delivers his most restrained, interior film. A celebrated playwright shines an illuminating light on no more than a sliver of a great man's life. A brilliant actor surpasses even himself and makes...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:26 PM
One of the most recognizable names in the world of theater criticism is stepping down. John Lahr, the senior theater critic for the New Yorker for close to 20 years, is quitting regular reviewing for the magazine to concentrate on profile writing and book...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Margie Petersen, a philanthropist and co-founder of the Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A., has died at age 76. The National Museum of African American History and Culture has accepted a gift of two authentic robes of the Ku Klux Klan....
| Dec 9, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University has named Alison Gass as its curator of contemporary art. A planned performing arts center to be designed by Frank Gehry for the former World Trade Center site in New York is in limbo as organizers await...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Vaclav Havel, the former Czech president who died Saturday at 75, was the perfect example of an increasingly rare specimen -- the politically engaged playwright. In today's theatrical climate dominated by silly movie retreads and safe little dramas,...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Margaret Gray reviews Joan Beber's new play, "Hunger: In Bed With Roy Cohn," at the Odyssey Theatre....
| Feb 6, 2012
| 4:33 PM
John Adams' "The Gospel According to the Other Mary," "Where the Wild Things Are," Mozart and Esa-Pekka Salonen are among the high points of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2012-13 season....