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  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 15, 2018

    REVIEW: IN JULIAN SCHNABEL'S VAN GOGH BIOPIC 'AT ETERNITY'S GATE,' AN ARTIST EXPLORES AN ARTIST

    Actor Willem Dafoe and director Julian Schanbel combine to produce a riveting portrait of Vincent van Gogh in "At Eternity's Gate."

    Biopic, Willem Dafoe, Review, Reviews
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 15, 2018

    REVIEWS: ANSEL ELGORT IN 'JONATHAN,' PLUS ANIMATION, INDIES AND WORLD CINEMA

    'Jonathan' More a film to be admired than embraced, Bill Oliver's first feature is a curious, sci-fi-tinged drama about a solitary...

    Reviews, Review, Drama, Animation, Features, Feature, Sci-Fi
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 15, 2018

    REVIEW: 'RUBEN BRANDT, COLLECTOR,' A JOYOUSLY WILD, ANIMATED RIDE THROUGH ART, CINEMA AND PSYCHOLOGY

    If “Arabesque”/”Charade”-era Stanley Donen had dropped acid at a history of modern art exhibition after viewing a James Bond film,...

    Animation, History, Reviews, Review
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 14, 2018

    REVIEW: IN JULIAN SCHNABEL'S VAN GOGH BIOPIC 'AT ETERNITY'S GATE,' AN ARTIST EXPLORES AN ARTIST

    Vincent van Gogh is no stranger to a theater near you. More than a dozen motion pictures tell his story (1956's “Lust For Life” starring...

    Theaters, Theater, Reviews, Biopic, Review
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 14, 2018

    REVIEW: MARK WALHLBERG AND ROSE BYRNE STAR IN FUNNY AND MOVING 'INSTANT FAMILY'

    Director/co-writer Sean Anders really takes to heart the “instant” part of his new family dramedy “Instant Family.” The film drops...

    Family, Review, Reviews
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 14, 2018

    REVIEW: IT HAS WIT AND ENERGY TO BURN, BUT 'RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET' TAKES A CYNICAL TURN

    The title of “Ralph Breaks the Internet” is a small tour de force of multitasking: a plot summary and a meme reference rolled into...

    Review, Reviews, Adventure
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 14, 2018

    REVIEW: EURO DRAMEDY 'ANCHOR AND HOPE' IS A MESSY LOOK AT THE MAKING OF A MODERN FAMILY

    There's a potentially smart and sexy lesbian dramedy at the heart of “Anchor and Hope” that gets lost amid idiosyncratic filmmaking...

    Reviews, Review, Family
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 14, 2018

    'BLACKKKLANSMAN': SPIKE LEE'S URGENT MESSAGE ABOUT TERRORISM, TRUTH AND DONALD TRUMP

    “I was shook.” It happened nearly 30 years ago, but for Spike Lee the memory of seeing D.W. Griffith's “The Birth of a Nation” during...

    Terror
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 14, 2018

    THE COEN BROTHERS ON THEIR WESTERN ANTHOLOGY FILM 'THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS,' NETFLIX AND THE FUTURE OF MOVIEGOING

    Throughout their careers, in much-loved films like “Raising Arizona,” “Fargo,” “The Big Lebowski” and “No Country for Old Men,” the...

    Western, Love
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 14, 2018

    REVIEWS: DYLAN MCDERMOTT IN 'THE CLOVEHITCH KILLER,' JOHN TRAVOLTA IN 'SPEED KILLS' AND MORE MOVIES

    'The Clovehitch Killer' Dylan McDermott makes one sinister Scoutmaster in “The Clovehitch Killer,” a serial murder mystery that critiques...

    Reviews, Review, Mystery, John Travolta, Features, Feature
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 13, 2018

    ACTRESS PAZ DE LA HUERTA SUES HARVEY WEINSTEIN, ALLEGING RAPE AND PROFESSIONAL RETALIATION

    Actress Paz de la Huerta is suing Harvey Weinstein, alleging that the Oscar-winning producer raped her in two instances, and later...

    Oscars, Oscar
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 13, 2018

    REVIEW: CREAKY '55 STEPS' SOMEHOW MAKES HELENA BONHAM CARTER-HILARY SWANK MATCHUP A BORE

    The main problem with “55 Steps,” the true-life recount of patients' rights lawyer Colette Hughes and her mid-1980s' defense of a mistreated,...

    Reviews, Review, Helena Bonham Carter
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 13, 2018

    REVIEW: STEVE MCQUEEN'S 'WIDOWS' IS A HEIST THRILLER WITH A VENGEANCE - AND A CONSCIENCE

    At the beginning of “Widows,” a tightly coiled, blisteringly political crime thriller from British director Steve McQueen, four women...

    Thriller, Reviews, Crime, Review
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 13, 2018

    PANAMANIAN FILMMAKERS TRY TO GET A FOOTHOLD IN HOLLYWOOD WHILE BUILDING A FILM INDUSTRY AT HOME

    Carlos Carrasco grew up in Panama City, but for more than 30 years he's made a living in Hollywood, mainly as an actor but also as...

    Serie, Series, Action, TV series, Hollywood
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 13, 2018

    THREE WAYS STAN LEE HELPED CREATE THE MODERN SUPERHERO MOVIE

    By the time the Marvel Cinematic Universe experienced its Big Bang with the 2008 smash “Iron Man,” Stan Lee had long since retired...

    Superheros, Comic, Comics, Superhero, Stan Lee
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 12, 2018

    HOW STEVE MCQUEEN AND GILLIAN FLYNN UPDATED A BRITISH TV SHOW TO CREATE THE URGENT AND RESONANT CRIME THRILLER 'WIDOWS'

    Steve McQueen knew “Widows” would be his next film nearly a decade ago - three whole years before his third feature, “12 Years a Slave,”...

    Thriller, Crime, Feature, Oscar, Features, Oscars
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 11, 2018

    COLOR 'THE GRINCH' GREEN WITH $66-MILLION OPENING

    This weekend's box office was won by Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures' “The Grinch,” which opened above expectations...

    Box Office, Entertainment
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 11, 2018

    INDIE FOCUS: LESSONS FROM HISTORY IN 'THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS,' 'THE FRONT RUNNER' AND 'OUTLAW KING'

    I'm Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. Though it's already underway,...

    History
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 10, 2018

    NEW VIDEO: ‘BLACKKKLANSMAN' IS SPIKE LEE'S ELECTRIFYING AND WILDLY ENTERTAINING LOOK AT AMERICAN RACISM

    New on Blu-ray “BlacKkKlansman” (Universal DVD, $22.99; Blu-ray, $28.62; also available on VOD) Director Spike Lee had his biggest...

    Box Office, Entertainment, DVD, VOD, Blu-ray
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Nov 10, 2018

    KENYAN DIRECTOR WANURI KAHIU ON HER ONCE-BANNED FILM 'RAFIKI': 'I KNOW THAT I'M CREATED TO WORK'

    The first time Wanuri Kahiu remembers seeing African people onscreen falling in love was when she was a teenager. “Americans were falling...

    Love