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Abby Mann, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of 1961's "Judgment at Nuremberg" and such acclaimed TV movies as 1973's " The Marcus-Nelson Murders" and 1989's "Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story," died Tuesday of heart failure in Beverly Hills. He...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt might be heresy for a theater critic to admit, but Hollywood has done a better job of skewering the theater than the theater has done skewering Hollywood. Give me "All About Eve" over "Once in a Lifetime" any day. Of course, theater people make far...
The versatility of Ulrich Mühe -- one of Germany's leading actors, who died last month of stomach cancer -- is on display in two movies being released on DVD today: "The Lives of Others" and "The Castle." Winner of the Oscar for best foreign language...
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"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," "I'm Not There," "Juno," "A Mighty Heart" and "Paranoid Park" received Best Feature Film nominations today for the 2008 Film Independent's Spirit Awards. Actress Lisa Kudrow and actor Zach Braff announced the nominees...
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South Florida Sun-SentinelThe pregnancy comedy "Juno" was chosen as the year's best independent film and won two other honors Saturday at the Spirit Awards, including best actress for Ellen Page. The ceremony was a warmup for Hollywood's big show, Sunday's Academy Awards, where...
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The quirky coming-of-age comedy "Juno" cleaned up at the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon as it continues its Cinderella season going into Sunday night's Academy Awards. And Ellen Page and stripper-turned-screenwriter Diablo Cody...
I'm not sure what's scariest about this movie - Mia Farrow's visible deterioration over the course of the movie into a walking skeleton or John Cassavetes's turn as Mia's over-caffeinated husband who just may have made a deal with the devil to be a...
NewsdayIn moviegoing's olden days, something like "Ultraviolet" would be considered a "quickie": a genre flick that had nothing on its mind except tying together as many motifs as it could from other movies in its genre and making things move quick and dirty....
Times Staff WriterCurrent assignment: "Last Days," Gus Van Sant's film about the last days of a Kurt Cobain-esque rock star. Previous credits: "Bram Stoker's Dracula," "The Mummy," "Sahara" and Van Sant's "Gerry" and "Elephant." Sound off: "A sound designer is a very...
Zap2It.comGordon Parks, who became the first African American staff photographer at Life magazine in the late 1940s and broke more ground in Hollywood two decades later as the first black person to direct a major studio film, "The Learning Tree," followed by the...
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Zap2It.comAlthough it masquerades as a futuristic action-thriller, "Ultraviolet" functions best as a multi-million dollar commercial for Milla Jovovich's personal trainer. The dialogue may be leaden, the computer graphics may seem cheap and incomplete, the plot may...
Times Staff WriterThe UCLA Film & Television Archive's Festival of Preservation is at it again. Taking over the James Bridges Theater in the campus' Melnitz Hall today through Aug. 19, the 13th preservation event is once more showing the widest and most exciting variety of...
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