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  • Lou Adler: The Midas touch

    By Tom Teicholz

    November 13, 2013 | 12:37 pm

    About a mile north of Duke’s in Malibu, a right turn takes you up to a bluff with its own driveway, which leads to a large parking lot. There, on the day I visited, a tour bus was parked in front of a modest ranch house, alongside several other cars, none of them too fancy. The...

  • ‘Lovelace’ — Two versions of a porn star’s tragic tale

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 7, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    More than a decade after Linda Lovelace died of injuries suffered in a car crash in 2002, the actress remains an icon as the most famous pornography star in the most successful skin flick of all time: 1972’s “Deep Throat,” about a sexually frustrated woman who discovers her...

  • Oscars win awards for sexism, homophobia, anti-Semitism and racism

    February 25, 2013 | 10:36 am

    Was anybody else offended by the not-very-subtle onslaught of sexist, racist, homophobic and anti-semitic "jokes" at the Oscar ceremony on Sunday night?

    It seems as though the Oscar writers think that Hollywood is so liberal that it can get away with making offensive comments...

  • What’s so great about Stanley Kubrick?

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 11, 2012 | 10:59 am

    On Nov. 1, the Los Angeles County of Museum of Art, (LACMA) in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (those wonderful folks who bring us the Oscars), will present the first U.S. retrospective of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, a project developed in...

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  • It’s always about sex — or is it?  Ask David Frankel

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 1, 2012 | 12:49 pm

    “Nobody in this world thinks they’re having enough sex,” said director David Frankel, whose film “Hope Springs” spotlights a beleaguered 60-something couple played by Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones. “Watch any night on television, or any comedian in a nightclub, and...

  • From ‘Bucket List’ to ‘Beaufort’

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Quick Trip From Everest to Lebanon

    In less than 48 hours, I visited Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and Tibet, and Beaufort Castle in southern Lebanon. The unlikely juxtaposition was the result of attending screenings of quite different films: the flashy Hollywood...

  • Meyers Writes Her Own Happy Ending

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A decade ago, filmmaker Nancy Meyers became intrigued by a Hollywood friend who exclusively dated younger women.

    "They were always between 25 and 30," said Meyers, 54, who directed the Mel Gibson hit, "What Women Want." "Over the years, he went from his 40s to his 60s, but the women...

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