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  • DVD Review: Early Frankenheimer feature shows his promise

    Along with Olive Films and Cohen Media Group, Kino Lorber has been issuing relatively low-demand classics on Blu-ray (and DVD) in high-quality video but often with few (if any) supplements: the 1943 German “Titanic,” Mario Bava's “...
  • Film Review: Reitman plumbs the hazards of technology

    Film Review: Reitman plumbs the hazards of technology
    Several early reviews of Jason Reitman's “Men, Women & Children” compare it to Paul Haggis' “Crash”: For fans of the latter, the comparisons are meant to show the inferiority of Reitman's film. For those (like me) who found “...
  • Jazz drumming is spotlighted in 'Whiplash'

    Jazz drumming is spotlighted in 'Whiplash'
    Miles Teller is a star on a rapid rise, while veteran actor J.K. Simmons has featured in many varied theater, movie and television roles. Together they are kinetic in the new film “Whiplash,” where Teller plays aspiring jazz drummer Andrew...
  • Filming for upcoming HBO show draws actors Tim Robbins, Jack Black to La Cañada

    Filming for upcoming HBO show draws actors Tim Robbins, Jack Black to La Cañada
    Tim Robbins? Check. Jack Black? Check. Street signs in Urdu? Check. La Cañada Flintridge filming permit? Well… Anyone traveling down Oak Grove Drive Thursday afternoon may have been puzzled by the appearance of a street sign in Urdu,...
  • 'An extraordinary experience of freedom'

    'An extraordinary experience of freedom'
    In the beginning, not even Elliott Gould understood what director Robert Altman was doing. Gould was a young actor with just three movies on his resume back in 1969, and here he was on the set of a wartime comedy called “MASH,” with a...
  • DVD Review: Cynicism hasn't deadened 'The Innocents'

    If Amazon comments are any indication, few films demonstrate the change in audience expectations over the last 50 years better than “The Innocents,” director Jack Clayton's classic 1961 adaptation of Henry James' “The Turn of the Screw.&...
  • Film Review: The turns are better left unsaid in David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

    Film Review: The turns are better left unsaid in David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'
    In reference to “Gone Girl” director David Fincher, Gillian Flynn — the novel’s author (and now the film’s screenwriter) — has asserted that “...even as I was writing the novel, there were certain scenes I...
  • IAMX turns a Corner at Complex

     IAMX turns a Corner at Complex
    "It's going to be a different show each night," says IAMX (pronounced "I Am X") frontman Chris Corner, speaking about the four Sunday evening performances at Complex in Glendale that are scheduled to begin Oct. 5. These will be IAMX's first local shows...
  • Film Review: Screen version of Highsmith novel proves fascinating

    Film Review: Screen version of Highsmith novel proves fascinating
    It’s no fun being the protagonist in a Patricia Highsmith novel. The late author’s work is drenched in cosmic irony: you may think you’re basically good, but you’re conning yourself, and God (or your superior force of choice) is...
  • DVD Review: An accomplished disaster flick

    DVD Review: An accomplished disaster flick
    The seventies might be called the Golden Age of Disaster Movies: the floodgates (as it were) opened with the original "Airport" (1970), and out gushed a deluge of multistar, big-budget entries like "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972) and "Black Sunday" (1977)...
  • Author remembers Hollywood legends

    Author remembers Hollywood legends
    For devotees of Hollywood’s golden age, veteran film and television writer Ken LaZebnik has compiled a book of 14 essays on its greatest legends and its forgotten luminaries, and brings it to Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse Sunday. “...
  • Film Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest

    Film Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest
    In "Hector and the Search for Happiness," Hector (Simon Pegg) is a psychiatrist with a touch of Walter Mitty in him. He daydreams about being a WWI pilot, but other than the need for this little indulgence in childhood fancy, he seems to have an ideal...