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  • Film Review: Kevin Kline captures Errol Flynn's waning years

    Film Review: Kevin Kline captures Errol Flynn's waning years
    In the wonderful comedy “My Favorite Year,” Peter O'Toole played Alan Swann, a character plainly based on screen icon Errol Flynn. Confronted with the realization that his upcoming TV appearance is going out live — ergo, no retakes...
  • Film Review: 'Love Is Strange' tells a moving story

    Film Review: 'Love Is Strange' tells a moving story
    It's not many films that actually start with the happy ending, but that is seemingly the joyful place where "Love Is Strange" first takes us, as the couple Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) are finally allowed to tie the knot in an idyllic...
  • Michael Feinstein meets the challenge

    Michael Feinstein meets the challenge
    Noted singer-pianist Michael Feinstein remembers what he was thinking just before he took the stage last year for his inaugural performance as principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops. “It was a moment of truth,” said Feinstein, who had...
  • DVD Review: 'The Lego Movie' deserves its acclaim

    The team of Phil Miller and Chris Lord have pulled off the coup of making two of year's most entertaining films so far — "22 Jump Street" (released last month) and "The Lego Movie" (from February). The latter is out now in various home entertainment...
  • DVD Review: Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' more comic than titillation

    DVD Review:  Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' more comic than titillation
    In reviewing "Nymphomaniac, Volume I" during its theatrical release, I said that "...the title may sound like a porn film, but, despite a fair amount of nudity, titillation is not its agenda. Its concerns are psychological and its tone often predominantly...
  • Daryl Brown, son of James Brown, visits La Cañada to talk father's biography

    Daryl Brown, son of James Brown, visits La Cañada to talk father's biography
    Through words and recollections, the spirit of James Brown was resurrected Monday evening as local fans came to Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse to learn more about a new biography penned by the famed singer's son. Musician turned author Daryl Brown...
  • DVD Review: 'A Hard Day's Night' still a pure joy ride

    DVD Review: 'A Hard Day's Night' still a pure joy ride
    After 50 years — you heard me, 50 years — "A Hard Day's Night" is still a pure joy ride for those old enough to have seen it way back when. I'd like to think that it's also pleasurable for those too young to have lived through the Beatles era,...
  • Community: TV director's short honored at film festival

    Community: TV director's short honored at film festival
    A curiosity of how early filmmakers went about honing their craft inspired Mark Kirkland to create his second film festival movie, “The Moving Picture Co. 1914.” It's a silent film that tells the story of a 1914 film company making silent...
  • Comic sequel takes 'The Trip' to Italy

    Comic sequel takes 'The Trip' to Italy
    “The Trip to Italy” is, in a sense, a sequel to “The Trip” (2010, released here in 2011), also directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. The first film was an edited-down version of a six-episode...
  • The Valley Line: Descanso's summer jazz series winds down; Michael Feinstein conducts Pasadena Pops Orchestra

    The Valley Line: Descanso's summer jazz series winds down; Michael Feinstein conducts Pasadena Pops Orchestra
    This past week our hills (the San Gabriel Mountains) have been alive with music. It has been a beautiful musicscape, I might add. Last Thursday, jazz artist Louie Beltran had the crowd clapping, singing and dancing at Descanso Gardens' Music on the Main...
  • DreamWorks Animation appoints new chief financial officer

    DreamWorks Animation appoints new chief financial officer
    DreamWorks Animation has appointed a new chief financial officer, in the latest in a series of management changes at the Glendale studio, the Los Angeles Times reported. Fazal Merchant, a former executive at DirecTV and Barclays Capital,  has been...
  • DVD Review: Box set showcases Demy's most notable works

    DVD Review: Box set showcases Demy's most notable works
    Among the French directors of the New Wave era, Jacques Demy gets short shrift from critics, in part because, in America, he had one of the biggest foreign language hits of the ’60s, “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” — a film that was...