With 'Too Old to Die Young," "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn has fully embraced the streaming revolution to experiment with the limits of television.
The Reel is joined by One Heat Minute podcaster Blake Howard to explore Michael Mann's 1995 L.A. crime saga "Heat," starring Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino.
Los Angeles Times' film and TV writers take a deep dive on summer TV and the themes of resistance and representation that keeps bubbling to the surface.
Host Mark Olsen sits down with Richard Kelly to talk about the different versions of the film “Southland Tales,” and his new hopes for its future.
Host Mark Olsen checks in with Times TV team writers Lorraine Ali and Yvonne Villarreal about their thoughts on the second season of "Killing Eve." The second part of the podcast hear from Indie genre director, writer, and producer Roxanne Benjamin on her latest horror film "Body at Brighton Rock."
The 1989 high school satire “Heathers,”starring Winona Ryder, has survived the test of time to become a cult sensation, and is now being celebrated on the 30th anniversary of its theatrical release.
In the latest episode of The Times' entertainment podcast, “Pet Sematary” star Amy Seimetz joins film writer Mark Olsen to discuss the Stephen King adaptation.
L.A. Times entertainment writers discuss the new film "The Beach Bum" and the recently canceled Netflix show "One Day at a Time."
Director Spike Lee and two longtime collaborators, composer Terence Blanchard and editor Barry Alexander Brown, discuss the success of “BlacKkKlansman” and its lasting impact.
How is music created specifically for music films such as "A Star Is Born" and "Green Book"? A closer look at that, the new Aretha Franklin documentary and Netflix's Bruce Springsteen special.
L.A. Times music team discusses re-releases including Bob Dylan's "More Blood, More Tracks" and the 50th anniversary release of "The Beatles" ("The White Album").
With the end of streaming service FilmStruck, classic films are becoming harder to find on streaming services. But with Orson Welles' long-unfinished project "Other Side of the Wind," can Netflix fill the void?
An in-depth conversation with "Suspiria" director Luca Guadagnino about the inspirations behind his remake, Tilda Swinton's many roles in the movie and the film's themes.
Following the success of "A Quiet Place" earlier this year, horror continues to be a boon on screens both big and small with recent titles like 2018's "Halloween," the "Suspiria" remake and Netflix's new series "Haunting of Hill House."
A closer look at the significance of the releases of "Crazy Rich Asians" and "BlacKkKlansman" and Lorraine Ali interviews "Handmaid's Tale" showrunner Bruce Miller.
Kristine McKenna, coauthor of the David Lynch memoir/biography "Room to Dream," discusses the director's personal life and film career as well as working with him on the book.
Times reporters talk about female representation in storytelling in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes with women often in roles of creative control.
A closer look at the issue of representation, inclusion and diversity in entertainment journalism as well as recent coverage of films including “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” “Nancy,” “Sorry To Bother You,” “Ocean’s 8” and “BlacKkKlansman.”
A look at the recent resurgence of romantic comedies thanks to Netflix's "Set It Up," "The Kissing Booth," and "Ibiza."
Los Angeles Times TV critics Lorraine Ali and Robert Lloyd join editor Greg Braxton to continue The Reel's discussion on how streaming services are changing the Emmys.
Los Angeles Times reporter Mark Olsen sits down with Jodie Foster to discuss her role in "Hotel Artemis," a sci-fi crime thriller by writer-director Drew Pearce.
Amy Kaufman, the bestselling author of "Bachelor Nation," shares her behind-the-scenes expertise on the reality TV franchise as "The Bachelorette" kicks off season 14.
Restaurateur and chef David Chang, whose Majordomo restaurant opened on the northeast corner of Chinatown in January, discusses his Netflix series, “Ugly Delicious."
Los Angeles Times reporters break down the forces backing "Deadpool 2," including refreshing marketing techniques and a die-hard fan base.
Los Angeles Times reporters tackle a cultural moment focused on Childish Gambino's “This is America” music video and Kanye West's recent comments.
Los Angeles Times reporters examine the future of the White House correspondents' dinner after the backlash to Michelle Wolf's standup,
In a spoiler-ridden discussion, Los Angeles Times reporters discuss what the latest "Avengers" film means for die-hard fans and the Marvel cinematic universe as a whole.
As part of the L.A. Times' close look at the significance of the year 1968, film reporter Mark Olsen discusses “Godard Mon Amour” with director Michel Hazanavicius.
"Roseanne" is back, and Los Angeles Times reporters consider what the ABC revival says about the current cultural moment.
Los Angeles Times writers Justin Chang and Jen Yamato consider 'Isle of Dogs' and ask whether the movie — like the dogs in it — should be sent to Trash Island.
Hear directly from Los Angeles Times entertainment reporters about the most memorable behind-the-scenes moments from the 90th Academy Awards.
"Lady Bird" director Greta Gerwig explains her filmmaking process in an exclusive interview with Los Angeles Times film critic Justin Chang.
Director Guillermo del Toro of "The Shape of Water" reflects on the moment he learned about the film's 13 Oscar nominations, including a nod for best picture.
Tune into The Reel's first episode for a discussion on the Time's Up movement, a behind-the-scenes look at the 2018 Envelope Roundtables and our films critics' Oscar picks.