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Summer Films That Provoke

by Iris Mann, Contributing Writer

June 1, 2010 | 9:31 pm

"John Rabe"

Once again, this season’s lineup defies the popular assumption that films released during the summer have to be either big... read full article

  • Arshile Gorky:  A kindred spirit, just not Jewish

    by Tom Teicholz

    June 1, 2010 | 9:30 pm

    Not long ago, someone brought up the painter Arshile Gorky (1904-1948) and I realized I’d always assumed he was Jewish. I was wrong; he was an Armenian...

  • BODYTRAFFIC Forges an International Connection

    by Melanie Reynard

    June 1, 2010 | 8:23 pm

    It’s a Monday afternoon in an upstairs studio at the Westside Academy of Dance in Santa Monica. “One, two, three, four ...” With each count, Tina...

  • Summertime and the reading is…  Diverse

    by Jonathan Kirsch

    June 1, 2010 | 8:15 pm

    Summer is coming, and here are a few good reads for long flights or lounging by the pool — some newly published, some coming soon, some recently...

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  • The Unshine Boys

    by Sara Vilkomerson

    May 20, 2009 | 6:09 pm

    “It used to be Diane Keaton with me — she always used to tell me, ‘I’m terrible, I’m awful, I can’t do it, you should get someone else.’ And...

  • Smoking the Stereotypes

    by Danielle Berrin

    May 20, 2009 | 5:48 pm

    Unlike most Hollywood writers, Jenji Kohan got her creative education at the family dinner table, where there was a subtle, but largely predetermined,...

  • Frears and Pfeiffer reunite for Colette courtesan drama ‘Chéri.’

    by Naomi Pfefferman

    May 20, 2009 | 5:44 pm

    At a time when substantive roles for actresses over 40 remain scarce, the British director Stephen Frears continues to make movies spotlighting heroines...

  • Indies Focus on Holocaust, Middle East

    by Iris Mann, Contributing Writer

    May 20, 2009 | 5:31 pm

    Aside from the usual blockbusters, aimed mainly at the young set on vacation from school, summer 2009 also will offer some meaningful film fare for...

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