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In "Argo," one of the leanest satisfactions of this year's massive Toronto International Film Festival, director and star Ben Affleck anchors a movie based on the true story about how Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez faked his way into...
In 1864, a diminutive and unprepossessing general named William Tecumseh Sherman stormed through the South with more than 60,000 Union troops. Even though Sherman had previously supped and socialized in many of the cities he would set ablaze, he...
In the last shot of Ben Affleck's "Argo" — relax, there are no spoilers here — the camera pans slowly along the shelves of toys in a young boy's bedroom. The year is 1980; the film spends most of its time on the true story of how a CIA...
You know, a lot of people tell me their favorite part of the column is the obituaries. I'm really hurt. It is, however, that time of year to remember the A&E folks we lost in the past 12 months. Two-time Oscar winner Elizabeth Taylor died in March,...
LA Times MagazineStyle, spirit and taste—and premier designer Jane Hallworth—define the late Laura Ziskin’s Santa Monica home...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelMany people bemoan violence in movies, but some of the greatest American films were violent. TCM offers three classics: "Badlands" at 8 with Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek; "Bonnie and Clyde" with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway at 10; and "Dog Day...
24 FramesSaturday Night Live” funny man Bill Hader, who has created such indelible characters as Stefon, the giggling, flamboyant City Correspondent of New York City, as well as doing uncanny impressions of James Carville, Vincent Price and Al Pacino, is a...
24 FramesEven big-time directors aren't immune to first-day jitters. At The Times' recent Directors Roundtable, filmmakers Alexander Payne, Michel Hazanavicius, George Clooney, Stephen Daldry and Martin Scorsese talked about how nerve-wracking it can be to start a...
24 FramesIf I heard that someone was assembling a screening series of fondly remembered films that included the likes of “Road Warrior,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Blade Runner,” John Carpenter’s “The Thing,...
Company TownThe Morning Fix is a roundup of the day's media headlines....
Company TownSue Mengers, a veteran talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. At the time of......
The Religion WorldThe Jewish Daily Forward has a story about the two sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and their reaction to a fictional film, Daniel, based on their parents' arrest and execution as spies. The two grown men who were adopted after their parents' executions...
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