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Is ‘Southland Tales’ misunderstood prophecy? A conversation with Richard Kelly

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.

‘Charlie Says’: Were the Manson girls his first victims?

LA Times film writer Mark Olsen talks with the filmmakers behind “American Psycho" and discusses the new film "Charlie Says."

‘Killing Eve’: Women are so over being underestimated

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."

‘Avengers: Endgame,’ time for the curtain call

In today’s episode we discuss the latest film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, "Avengers: Endgame."

‘Game of Thrones’: We can’t quit you

L.A. Times film writer Mark Olsen is joined by Times television writers to discuss HBO's "Game of Thrones" and its role in the history of modern television.

How ‘Heathers’ survived the test of time to become a cult sensation

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.

I don’t want to be buried in a ‘Pet Sematary’

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.

Check out and enjoy the ride: ‘The Beach Bum’ riffs on classic stoner films

L.A. Times entertainment writers discuss the new film "The Beach Bum" and the recently canceled Netflix show "One Day at a Time."

Jordan Peele aims to scare people’s pants off

L.A. Times film writers discuss how “Us” is in some ways a political film about contemporary America.

On the ground at SXSW, America's ‘punk rock’ festival

A look at the SXSW Festival including interviews with Marc Maron, Ethan Hawke and director Lynn Shelton.

‘Captain Marvel’: The MCU comes of age with a female lead

Breaking down the progressive but nostalgia-heavy female-led "Captain Marvel" entry, starring Brie Larson and a very memorable cat.

Oscars 2019 recap

A look back at the big Oscar wins, must-see moments and our backstage report on what viewers didn't see on TV.

2019 Oscars: What to expect

Times' critics and columnists preview what to expect from the 2019 Oscars, including their predictions for the top prizes.

Director Spike Lee and collaborators open up about Oscar-nominated ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Director Spike Lee and two longtime collaborators, composer Terence Blanchard and editor Barry Alexander Brown, discuss the success of “BlacKkKlansman” and its lasting impact.

Steven Soderbergh takes us inside ‘High Flying Bird’

Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh discusses the making of his new Netflix movie "High Flying Bird" and shooting on a smartphone.

2019 Sundance Film Festival highlights

A look back at the highlights, lowlights and biggest surprises from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

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Oscar nominations 2019: Snubs and surprises

The biggest snubs and surprises of the 2019 Oscar nominations.

Breaking down 'True Detective' Season 3

A look at the long-awaited return of HBO's "True Detective," starring Mahershala Ali, and a look back at HBO's "The Sopranos" on its 20th anniversary.

How will Golden Globes affect the Oscars race?

A recap about the 2019 Golden Globe Awards, and a look ahead to how the night's big wins and losses might impact the Oscars race moving forward.

Alfonso Cuarón visits his old Mexico City neighborhood

Carolina Miranda talks about traveling with director Alfonso Cuaron to the Mexico City neighborhood where he shot "Roma."

Year in Review: Best in TV

A look back at the year in TV, from "Barry" to "Killing Eve."

Year in Review: Best in Film

A look back at the best films of 2018, from "Black Panther" to "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"

'Springsteen on Broadway,' 'Amazing Grace' and a look at music in film

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.

Breaking down the 2019 Golden Globes nominations

All the snubs and surprises from the 2019 Golden Globes nominations, as well as a look at just-announced hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh.

Inside 'Dirty John's' leap from podcast to TV series

A podcast about the making of the "Dirty John" series based on the Times podcast of the same name.

The Beatles, Bob Dylan and classic rock in the digital era

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").

An early look at the 2019 Oscar race

This week our team breaks down what to expect next year at the Academy Awards and which movies have already started to make a splash.

Netflix, Filmstruck and the fuzzy future of classic movies

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?

'Suspiria': The story behind the remake

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.

The horror of 'Hill House,' 'Halloween' and that 'Suspiria' remake

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."

How 'The Conners' and 'Murphy Brown' revivals are faring

A look at how the two revivals are faring, as well as how 'The Conners' handled the exit of former star and executive producer Roseanne Barr.

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We take a look at 'A Star Is Born'

Analysis of "A Star Is Born," including Bradley Cooper's direction behind the camera and Lady Gaga's onscreen performance.

A deep dive into the Suge Knight trial

A closer look at Death Row Records founder Suge Knight and his impact on the music industry in the wake of his murder trial.

A look at the cinematic now

A deep dive into how movies like "Fahrenheit 11/9" and "Assassination Nation" are being made to reflect the current times.

2018 Emmys Recap

A 2018 Emmys deep dive on the winners, losers and that unexpected visit from Teddy Perkins.

Toronto International Film Festival

The Times' film team break down the breakout films at TIFF 2018 and the festival's new diversity initiatives

Fall Movie Preview

The Times' film team discusses the upcoming fall movie releases and share their favorites.

This year's Emmy contenders and 'The Crown' star Matt Smith

A look at the 2018 Emmy contenders and an interview with Matt Smith for Netflix's "The Crown."

Speaking with the stars of 'The Americans'

An interview with "The Americans" stars Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell following the final season of the FX spy drama

Breaking down the academy's controversial new category

A closer look at the film academy's new popular films category and interview with the creators of 'Glow.'

'Crazy Rich Asians' and 'BlacKkKlansman' shine a spotlight on the underrepresented

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.

'Room to Dream' coauthor Kristine McKenna discusses working on the David Lynch memoir

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.

The Times' TV experts react to the Emmy nominations

TV writer Lorraine Ali and critic Glenn Whipp join Mark Olsen (@IndieFocus) to discuss the 2018 Emmy nominations.

Looking at the next step of female storytelling, empowerment and rage

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.

Digging into the debate about diversity in entertainment journalism

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.”

After recent hits 'Set It Up' and 'The Kissing Booth,' a look at the enduring appeal of rom-coms

A look at the recent resurgence of romantic comedies thanks to Netflix's "Set It Up," "The Kissing Booth," and "Ibiza."

Aline Brosh McKenna on the twists and turns of 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'

Co-creator and head writer of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," Aline Brosh-McKenna discusses what's next for the CW show with Mark Olsen.

The meaningful making of 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?'

Documentarian Morgan Neville explains the filmmaking process behind his most recent film, “Won't You Be My Neighbor?”

Streaming services are shaking up the Emmys

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.

How the Emmys has evolved and what that means for this year

Join Los Angeles Times reporters Glenn Whipp and Libby Hill for the ultimate Emmys primer ahead of nominations announcements.

Jodie Foster on 'Black Mirror' and her role in 'Hotel Artemis'

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.

Box office rundown: 'A Kid Like Jake,' 'Hereditary' and 'Ocean's 8'

Los Angeles Times film reporters break down the newest movies you should be watching.

A 'Bachelorette' season primer with Amy Kaufman

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.

The iconic life of André Leon Talley

Los Angeles Times reporter Tre'vell Anderson reflects on his recent discussion with André Leon Talley in light of “The Gospel According to André.”

David Chang on 'Ugly Delicious,' Majordomo and, yes, that review

Restaurateur and chef David Chang, whose Majordomo restaurant opened on the northeast corner of Chinatown in January, discusses his Netflix series, “Ugly Delicious."

Memorable moments from the Cannes Film Festival

Los Angeles Times reporters Amy Kaufman and Justin Chang reflect on their time at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.

'Deadpool' returns to the superhero scene on its own snarky terms

Los Angeles Times reporters break down the forces backing "Deadpool 2," including refreshing marketing techniques and a die-hard fan base.

The politics of Childish Gambino's 'This is America' & Kanye West collide

Los Angeles Times reporters tackle a cultural moment focused on Childish Gambino's “This is America” music video and Kanye West's recent comments.

Takeaways from the buzzed-about White House correspondents' dinner

Los Angeles Times reporters examine the future of the White House correspondents' dinner after the backlash to Michelle Wolf's standup,

How plot twists in 'Avengers: Infinity War' could affect Marvel's future

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.

The cultural relevancy and impact of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Los Angeles Times reporters discuss the dynamic footprint left by season one of The Handmaid's Tale.

Celebrating 1968: Filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius on 'Godard Mon Amour'

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.

What to expect from weekend 2 of 'Beychella'

After Beyoncé's unforgettable performance during the first weekend of Coachella 2018, our reporters predict what round 2 may hold.

How 'Scandal' proved itself as an industry trailblazer

Join Shonda Rhimes and L.A. Times editors to reflect on the legacy of "Scandal" ahead of the series finale.

'Roseanne' reboot channels nostalgia for modern families. But is it worth watching?

"Roseanne" is back, and Los Angeles Times reporters consider what the ABC revival says about the current cultural moment.

Box office rundown: 'Blockers,' 'A Quiet Place' and more

Los Angeles Times film reporter Mark Olsen joins Jen Yamato, Tre'vell Anderson and Justin Chang to break down Hollywood's latest movie lineup.

How Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs' edges into cultural appropriation

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.

A sit-down with the Frasers from cult hit 'Outlander'

“Outlander" stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe kick off the Los Angeles Times Emmy Chats with television reporter Yvonne Villarreal.

How women in TV are challenging the male gaze

Join Los Angeles Times writers for a discussion about the state of women directors in television.

Oscars Recap: The red carpet, Drake sightings and fist-pumps

Hear directly from Los Angeles Times entertainment reporters about the most memorable behind-the-scenes moments from the 90th Academy Awards.

Reporting on the Oscars, including the notorious 2017 Best Picture flub

Hear directly from Los Angeles Times entertainment reporters about how they cover the biggest night in Hollywood.

Greta Gerwig of 'Lady Bird' on her Oscar nomination for best director

"Lady Bird" director Greta Gerwig explains her filmmaking process in an exclusive interview with Los Angeles Times film critic Justin Chang.

Oscars Breakdown: Best directors

Tune into The Reel for everything you need to know about the Best Director category ahead of the 90th Academy Awards.

Oscars Breakdown: Best and Supporting Actresses

Tune into The Reel for your guide to the Best and Supporting Actress categories ahead of the 90th Academy Awards.

Oscars Breakdown: Best and Supporting Actors

Tune into The Reel for your guide to the Best and Supporting Actor categories ahead of the 90th Academy Awards.

A look back at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Join Tre'vell Anderson, Justin Chang and Amy Kaufman of the Los Angeles Times as they reflect on the Sundance Film Festival.

Oscar ballots are out and the critics are in: Reactions to the nominations

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.

How #TimesUp and the Academy Awards fit into Hollywood's changing landscape

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.

Introducing The Reel, a must-listen podcast for pop culture enthusiasts

Join Los Angeles Times reporters for unprecedented access to Hollywood each week.

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