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They don't make westerns like they used to; in fact they pretty much don't make them at all anymore. Which makes a pair of new DVD releases especially welcome to fans of the genre. Riding up from the distant past is "George O'Brien," a collection of...
Tags: DVDs, Donna Reed, Raoul Walsh, Entertainment, Richard Widmark
With the 85th Academy Awards taking place Sunday at the Dolby Theatre, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the American Cinematheque are presenting Oscar-related programs that shine the spotlight on nominees in various fields. Actor...
When “Maverick” debuted in 1957, it immediately made James Garner a star. Garner and Jack Kelly costarred as Western gamblers Bret and Bart Maverick (respectively), with only a few episodes having both together. (Roger Moore joined in as...
Tags: DVDs, Roger Moore, Jack Kelly, James Garner
Film critic Andrew Sarris began his rise to prominence in the early 1960s when, fresh off an extended visit to Paris, he became a primary spokesman for a theory that would reverberate throughout the cinema world. Screenwriters and producers may have...
Documentary filmmaker Bruce Ricker didn't start out making films. A native New Yorker who earned a law degree from Brooklyn Law School, he arrived in Kansas City in 1970 as a teaching assistant at the University of Missouri and soon began practicing law....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe UCLA Film & Television Archive is no small place. The Library of Congress aside, it's the biggest collection in the country, with film holdings alone numbering a staggering 85,000 titles. Wouldn't you like to take a peek at the rarities hidden in...
Times Staff WriterFor 35 years, Tommy Lee Jones has been a strong and witty presence in the movies, and in directing himself he has reached the pinnacle of his career with "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," which at Cannes this year earned him the best actor...
Tags: Social Issues, Melissa Leo, Sony Corp., Movies, Racism
TIMES STAFF WRITER"Texas Rangers" reduces the turbulent post-Civil War history of the legendary law-and-order agency to the level of a routine shoot-'em-up, with the triteness of Scott Busby and Martin Copeland's script exceeded only by the flatness of Steve Miner's...
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