April 29, 2012 |
Water Grill, with its attentive servers, white tablecloths and hushed formality, was long a stalwart of L.A.'s old-guard restaurant scene. But to the young professionals who have streamed into its downtown neighborhood, all that pomp - and closing times as early as 9 p.m. - were just a bit too grandpa. To attract those budding foodies, Water Grill recently completed a $1.5-million makeover. The decor is more casual, the menu less expensive and filled with craft brews favored by the hipster crowd.
February 16, 2013 |
William Goldenberg won the American Cinema Editors 63rd ACE Eddie Award for best edited dramatic feature film Saturday evening for the Oscar frontrunner "Argo. " Ben Affleck's drama about the rescue of six Americans hiding in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution has already won the Golden Globe, the BAFTA, the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Producers Guild Award, the Directors Guild of America Award and the Scripter Award. Meanwhile, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers won best edited comedy/musical feature film for the quirky romantic comedy "Silver Linings Playbook," which is up for eight Academy Awards.
November 9, 2001 |
"Maze" is an intelligent and appealing portrait of a young man afflicted with Tourette syndrome who has become a successful painter and sculptor but has told himself to forget about love and to focus on sheer survival. Writer-producer-director-star Rob Morrow doesn't pull punches: A woman who goes on a date with Morrow's Lyle Maze is in danger of his inadvertently knocking a glass of wine all over her while in the grip of an especially strong seizure.
November 14, 1985 |
Move over, UCLA and USC (which have the most famous cinema departments in the country), and make room for Los Angeles City College, which has been teaching students how to make movies since 1969. (Loyola-Marymount has been coming along nicely, too, with its student work.) Tonight at 8 LACC is presenting at the Directors Guild a benefit screening of some of its best work of the last two years. And what a winner this program is!
September 23, 2005 |
In early August, a radio broadcaster was fired for on-air comments he made about the San Francisco Giants' Latino players and their 70-year-old manager, Felipe Alou. Larry Krueger, formerly the host of a talk show on the Giants' flagship station KNBR, attributed the team's poor performance this season to "brain-dead Caribbean hitters hacking at slop nightly" and said that Alou's "mind has turned to Cream of Wheat."
March 8, 2002 |
At the outset of the absorbing and pertinent "Maryam," the Armins of suburban New Jersey seem a typical affluent American family, to themselves and to their neighbors. That Dr. Armin (Shaun Toub), while loving and good-humored, is stricter than other fathers is the only apparent trace of his Iranian heritage. His daughter, Mary (Mariam Parris), born in Iran as Maryam and brought to the U.S.