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  • Terrorism, a war criminal and the Middle East

    May 31, 2013 | 10:29 am

    Foreign films abound this summer, with several that concern the Middle East in various ways.

    Lebanese-American filmmaker Ziad Doueiri brings Yasmina Khadra’s novel “The Attack” to the screen, and his movie has spawned some controversy in the Arab world.

    The film focuses on Amin...

  • Roman Polanski gives his side of the story

    By Pat Sierchio

    May 29, 2013 | 10:39 am

    “People that don’t know me have an opinion of me that comes from the media. And that’s so far remote from what I am that I can’t even try to straighten it out.” These words from the controversial film director and provocateur Roman Polanski about his public image are the basis of a...

  • Oh, What a Tangled ‘Web’ She Weaves

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 13, 2012 | 12:55 pm

    On a sunny morning at Jerry’s Deli on Beverly Boulevard, Lisa Kudrow was laughing about the narcissistic shrink she plays on her improvised Showtime dark comedy, “Web Therapy.” “Isn’t she awful?” said Kudrow, who burst into popular culture in 1994 playing the kooky masseuse Phoebe...

  • Capturing the music scene

    By Tom Teicholz

    June 13, 2012 | 10:54 am

    The recent regional extravaganza known as Pacific Standard Time (PST), a six-month, far-ranging agglomeration of Southern California exhibitions, installations and performances, began with a series of shows that made a very convincing argument for the importance of art created in Los...

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  • Nazis, newspapers and Nuremberg

    May 31, 2011 | 12:47 pm

    Once again, the summer season, noted for youth-oriented blockbusters, manages to include some serious fare aimed at more mature, discerning audiences, including several projects dealing with the World War II era and its aftermath.

    The filmmakers of “The Debt,” a Nazi-hunter...

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