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  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 16, 2019

    FILM ACADEMY SHELVES CONTROVERSIAL OSCARS CHANGES, ALL AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED ON TELECAST

    Bowing to fierce blowback - and throwing yet another wrench into an already tumultuous Oscar season - the motion picture academy has...

    Oscars, Oscar, Award, Awards
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 15, 2019

    ACADEMY MAY REVERSE CONTROVERSIAL OSCARS CHANGE AFTER MEETING WITH TOP CINEMATOGRAPHERS

    The Oscars conflict that has gripped Hollywood's attention since Monday , drawing battle lines between the motion picture academy's...

    Soon, Oscars, Oscar, Hollywood
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 15, 2019

    THE CONVERSATION: RAY ROMANO AND MARK DUPLASS CHASING EMOTIONS IN 'PADDLETON'

    “Paddleton” is the story of two men who really only have each other. Neighbors in a nondescript apartment complex, they both have unfulfilling,...

  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 15, 2019

    CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD: CLAUDIA CARDINALE SHARES MEMORIES OF WORKING WITH FELLINI, VISCONTI AND LEONE

    Fabled Italian film star Claudia Cardinale has been the muse of such filmmakers as Luchino Visconti. Over the past six decades, she's...

    Italian, Classic, Hollywood
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 15, 2019

    OSCAR PREDICTIONS: TIMES CRITICS PICK WHO WILL AND WHO SHOULD WIN THIS YEAR

    Will they or won't they? Our dream Oscar winners include best picture "Black Panther," and Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga for best actor...

    Oscars, Oscar, Criticism, Bradley Cooper, Criticisms
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 15, 2019

    REVIEW: NOTHING REGAL ABOUT UNPLEASANT ‘THE LEARS'

    Though based on “King Lear,” this indie film couldn't be further from Shakespeare. “The Lears” is a witlessly profane attempt at dark...

    Reviews, Review, Children, Comedy
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 15, 2019

    CINEMATOGRAPHERS DEMAND MEETING OVER PLAN TO EXCLUDE THEM FROM OSCAR BROADCAST

    With the Oscars just 10 days away, the furor over the motion picture academy's plan to move the presentation of four awards - cinematography,...

    Oscars, Oscar, Award, Action, Awards
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 14, 2019

    REVIEW: ‘BIRDS OF PASSAGE' POWERFULLY SUBVERTS THE GANGSTER EPIC

    Imagine “The Godfather” made by dazzling Latin American directors who combine bravura filmmaking with political awareness and a probing...

    Review, Reviews, Epic, Gangster
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 14, 2019

    REVIEW: MATTHEW BRODERICK STARS IN UNORTHODOX ‘TO DUST'; KIWI COMEDY ‘THE BREAKER UPPERERS' AND DOGGIE ROM-COM ‘PATRICK'

    'To Dust' Everyone grieves differently, but movies about grieving usually all seem alike. Except for Shawn Snyder's “To Dust,” that...

    Comedy, Reviews, Review
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 14, 2019

    CRITIC'S CHOICE: NEW BOOKS ON ‘THE WILD BUNCH' AND ‘THE WIZARD OF OZ'

    My favorite kind of film books tend to be those that go behind the scenes, that provide inside looks at how celebrated films were put...

    Criticisms, Criticism
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 14, 2019

    REVIEW: PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND EXPLORES ITS ROOTS IN DOCUMENTARY ‘A TUBA TO CUBA'

    The rousing documentary “A Tuba to Cuba” takes us on an inspiring two-week trip with New Orleans' celebrated Preservation Hall Jazz...

    Reviews, Musical, Music, Review, Documentary
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 14, 2019

    REVIEW: XANDER BERKELEY SHINES IN ‘THE MAESTRO' AS CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD FILM COMPOSER

    As an evocative glance back at Hollywood in the mid-1940s, “The Maestro” succeeds on several levels, not the least of which is a superb...

    Reviews, Review, Classic, Hollywood
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 14, 2019

    REVIEW: IRANIAN BLACK COMEDY ‘PIG' SKEWERS 21ST CENTURY CULTURE

    Nothing sets the Valentine's mood quite like a pitch-black Iranian comedy about a succession of famous filmmakers who keep turning...

    Reviews, Comedy, Review
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 14, 2019

    REVIEW: JAMIE BELL, MARGARET QUALLEY STEADY TIM SUTTON'S MOODY ‘DONNYBROOK'

    Writer-/director Tim Sutton's “Donnybrook” opens with a strange trio on a strange trip. A young man and a young woman make their way...

    Reviews, Review
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 14, 2019

    ‘ROMA' ACTOR OBTAINS VISA TO ATTEND OSCARS AFTER THREE REJECTIONS

    “Roma” actor Jorge Antonio Guerrero Martínez has finally obtained a U.S. visa and will be able to attend the Oscars. The Mexican actor,...

    Oscars, Oscar
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 14, 2019

    ACADEMY DEFENDS ITS OSCAR CHANGES AMID GROWING CRITICISM FROM FILMMAKERS AND ACTORS

    Controversy over the motion picture academy's plan to move four key Oscar categories to commercial breaks in this year's telecast has...

    Oscar, Oscars, Criticism, Criticisms
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 14, 2019

    REVIEWS: ‘YUCATÁN' SETS SAIL ON NETFLIX; ALEX REID POWERS ‘THE BELLWETHER' AND MORE

    'Yucatán' Shot on a real cruise ship, during an actual three-week transatlantic voyage, the Spanish caper comedy “Yucatán” is - like...

    Review, Reviews, Comedy
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 14, 2019

    OSCAR FAVORITE GLENN CLOSE TALKS ACTING, LADY GAGA AND HER FIRST ZOMBIE MOVIE

    To find Glenn Close in the place she is staying as she makes her way through awards season, you have to spend some time on Sunset Boulevard,...

    Oscars, Oscar, Awards, Award
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 14, 2019

    INSIDE THE HOME OF ‘AVATAR' AND ‘ALITA,' LIGHTSTORM ENTERTAINMENT CREATES TECH FOR ‘EMOTION CAPTURE'

    The steely gaze of Na'vi warrioress Neytiri welcomes visitors at the entrance to some of Hollywood's most wondrous and fantastical...

    Hollywood, Fantastic, Entertainment
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Feb 14, 2019

    WHO IS MICHAEL SANCHEZ? LOW-LEVEL HOLLYWOOD MANAGER IS A PIVOTAL FIGURE IN BEZOS-PECKER STORM

    For years, Michael Sanchez operated on the periphery of Hollywood. The small-time talent manager's clients included a clutch of Trump...

    Hollywood, Reality TV