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Coming after the great "Boxing Gym" (2010), which revealed a universe of sweaty truth inside an Austin, Texas, punching-bag emporium, documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman's"Crazy Horse" settles for a bit less. The subject is smaller and, weirdly,...
** (out of four) Any performance involving choreography requires practice, whether the bodies shaking it have tops on or not. So celebrated documentarian Frederick Wiseman--whose photo doesn’t really make you want to see his take on exotic...
Tags: Entertainment, Concerts, Music
Show TrackerLos Angeles Times television critic Robert Lloyd's 13 favorite things new to TV in 2011, in 10 entries....
Over the course of a year, a camera crew followed Spanish chef Ferran Adria — aka The Man Who Launched a Thousand Foams — as he and his kitchen staff developed and honed the new menu for the 2009 season, resulting in the film "El Bulli:...
Tags: Entertainment, Dining and Drinking, Alinea, Grant Achatz, Movies
Gold Derby nuggets: Pond & Hammond: Oscar race recaps | Stone: Oscars for 'Harry Potter'? | Cheers for Matt Damon on '30 Rock'Gold Derby• Noted Oscarologist Steve Pond begins his savvy survey of the state of the race as follows: "'The King’s Speech' and 'The Social Network' proved their mettle, 'Black Swan' and '127 Hours' stirred up passions, 'The Tree of Life' is officially out of...
Gold DerbyFlagship programs on CBS and NBC did well at the 31st annual edition of the News and Documentary Emmys. "NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams" won both breaking and continuing coverage of a news story, while "Today" took home the feature award. And "CBS...
Z on TV(This is a piece I wrote about Ken Burns and Lynn Novick and their depiction of Cal Ripken in their film "Baseball: The Tenth Inning" that premieres Tuesday on PBS. It was written in June.) One of the marks of an artist is his or...
Culture MonsterDance movies are officially cool again thanks to "Black Swan," the nightmarish thriller starring Natalie Portman that is set in the world of New York's classical ballet. The Darren Aronofsky film has been racking up award nominations while proving to........
Company TownAfter the coffee. Before getting through the last of the upfronts! He's back!! Conan O'Brien was charged up and charming for his first day at work at Turner Broadcasting's TBS. O'Brien, who was booted off NBC's "Tonight Show" earlier this......
Show TrackerPBS flexed its usual strength when the News and Documentary Emmy nominations were announced Thursday, racking up 37 nods for its coverage of Taliban youth, the death of Iranian protester Neda Agha-Soltan and a community battle over a mosque in......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhen Nick Broomfield's documentary "Biggie & Tupac" screened at Sundance last January, it wasn't just one of the best films at the festival, it was one of the better documentaries I'd seen in years. A gripping investigation into the murders of rap...
Tags: Crimes, Forests, Courtney Love, Murder, Movies
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