Thursday, January 7 2010
In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.
Thursday, January 7 2010
Looking for something far off the well-beaten mainstream path? Well, step on over to some savory world and outsider independent cinema. It's here where the risks, the experimentation, and the true art lives.
Tuesday, January 5 2010
Certainly, the multi-millionaire boy's club represented here is heavy on the dramatics and light on the more 'amusing' fare. But if you really give this list a meaningful perusal you'll see a few genre and jokester surprises along the way.
Tuesday, April 28 2009
In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.
Thursday, March 7 2013
While people were killing and dying, what did it matter whether there were decent songs being sung, insightful films being produced, appropriate art being inspired? When did poetry ever stop a war?
Friday, July 10 2009
Unable to parse what he sees, James finds meaning, at last, in his misreading.
Thursday, March 11 2010
Because, in a historical context, it's destined not to be… That's the easy answer. Oscar may do a lot of good when it comes to
Sunday, February 21 2010
Kathryn Bigelo is the first female director to win best film and best director at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards. Her
Thursday, February 4 2010
It's not the music; it's the maker - that is, if you believe the old adage. Critics will complain ad nauseum when a composer mimics
Wednesday, January 13 2010
The critically acclaimed Kathryn Bigelow-directed film The Hurt Locker is out on DVD and Blu-ray this week. The film depicts Staff Sergeant William James (Jeremy
Sunday, January 10 2010
It's lasted over six years. It's become the buzz in the background of our daily lives. It's the rote response to any "support our troops"
Thursday, March 25 2010
Familiarity is not necessarily the friend of the Iraq moviegoer. As the Los Angeles Times' foreign editor from 2002-08, I visited Baghdad before and after
Tuesday, March 9 2010
LOS ANGELES — Pretty much as soon as he's done celebrating, best actor Oscar winner Jeff Bridges will travel to New Mexico to shoot "True Grit,"
Monday, March 8 2010
LOS ANGELES — Everyone wants the chance to dream, and if Sunday night's Oscar results are any indication, the people who work in the dream factory
Sunday, March 7 2010
Kathryn Bigelow made history Sunday night at the 82d Annual Academy Awards, becoming the first woman to win best director, for "The Hurt Locker," which
Tuesday, March 2 2010
The decision to expand Oscar's best picture competition from five to 10 titles came from a place of greed and anxiety: the desperate need to attract