Film / Television

Album review: An Anthology of New York's 52nd Street Scene

A music historian's dream! This four record set takes a single New York street and presents a dizzying array of America's finest jazz musicians.

How many female filmmakers does it take to break a Sundance record?

For what appears to be the first time in Sundance history, an equal number of male and female-directed films were selected for the U.S. Dramatic Competition.

'Do The Movies Have A Future' in an increasingly digital world?

In his new book, New Yorker film critic David Denby outlines his fears that blockbuster films being made today are having a negative effect on American cinema.

Actress Deborah Raffin dead at 59 (video)

Deborah Raffin, an actress who ran a successful audiobook company with her ex-husband, died of leukemia at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Yann Martel and the journey of 'Life of Pi' to film

"Life of Pi" was a best-seller when it was first published 11 years ago. KPCC’s Patt Morrison spoke with the author about how the book made the leap to the big screen.

Hollywood Reporter offers mea culpa for role in blacklist

The Hollywood Reporter is following wins at the National Entertainment Journalism Awards with a new issue featuring an apology for its role in the Hollywood Blacklist.

The woman who turned Daniel Day-Lewis into Abraham Lincoln

There's just no denying that Daniel Day-Lewis completely nailed Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," from head to toe — but he didn't do it on his own.

'Twilight' screenwriter reflects on success of vampire series

"Twilight" saga screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who wrote all five screenplays, talks about the success of the vampire romance series. The final movie opens tonight.

Vets film fest to honor American military experience in film

Los Angeles Film School ties with GI Film Festival to honor veterans with veteran submitted films, charity events, networking and awards.

(SPOILER ALERT) Two plot holes in Skyfall, the new Bond

You (gladly) give up the expectation of total reality in any James Bond film, but two plot points stick in my craw after seeing "Skyfall" last night.

Say Anything: John Cusack to play Rush Limbaugh in upcoming film

Betty Thomas is tapped to direct. She helmed "Private Parts", the well-recieved film about another shock jock, Howard Stern.

The first U.S. retrospective of Kubrick opens until June 30.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences partner on a retrospective of the late Stanley Kubrick's work.

Magic Castle enchants Hollywood with CAA deal and film project

Hollywood's historic haunt, the Magic Castle, is headed for the next plane of supernatural celebrity. Wonder what Irma will have to say about this?

Disney Lucasfilm deal: Twitter explodes over Star Wars news (poll)

Two pieces of news broke geek minds Tuesday: Disney is buying Lucasfilm. And there will be a Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015. With episodes 8 and 9 to follow.

Tom Hanks juggles multiple roles in 'Cloud Atlas'

Tom Hanks joins the show to talk about "Cloud Atlas," a new film that weaves history, philosophy, science and suspense into six separate narratives spanning oceans, continents and centuries.

LA playwright remembers activist and actor Russell Means

Los Angeles playwright remembers American Indian Movement activist and actor Russell Means as a "gentle giant" in culture and politics.