October 5, 1993 |
Are doctors our most genuine heroes? They're coming in for some harsh scrutiny as the nation revamps its health care system, but in the three-part "Life & Times" special "L.A. Medical" (at 7:30 tonight through Thursday on KCET-TV Channel 28), doctors are held in awe. Specifically, surgical doctors--the all-critical specialists, the pitchers of a hospital's team.
December 28, 2003
Some of the faces were so enduring that as they passed their eighth or ninth decade it seemed they had achieved a kind of permanence. Surely, there would always be another holiday appearance by a Bob Hope, a Katharine Hepburn. They'd be frailer, yes, but present.
March 9, 1992 |
A retrospective of the work of experimentalist Robert Rayher will be presented tonight at 8 by Filmforum at LACE. "Fractured Visions/Reflected Light: Robert Rayher" is an apt program title describing Rayher's flowing, lyrical images, many of which are natural landscapes reprocessed in various ways. Rayher has said that among his key influences have been filmmakers Stan Brakhage and composer John Cage.
July 20, 1988 |
A city jumping with nervous energy and restless high spirits, a jungle for the lonely, a mean turf for the disenfranchised--Manhattan in the 1950s was the colorful setting for all sorts of feature films. With a Thursday-evening series, beginning this week, of famous and lesser-known movies from the era, the Newport Harbor Art Museum is complementing its ongoing exhibition, "The Figurative '50s: New York Figurative Expressionism."
November 20, 2003 |
A longtime admirer of Stan Brakhage, I knew nothing of the filmmaker's Hollywood interlude until checking in with University of Southern California film professor David James. A leading theorist and historian of alternative cinematic practices, James recently completed a study of non-studio filmmaking called "The Most Typical Avant-Garde: History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles."
February 25, 1994 |
Exposition Park's California Museum of Science and Industry IMAX Theater's latest offering, Ben Shedd's 33-minute "Seasons" (premiering today at 11 a.m.), is most kindly viewed as ideal for children, thrilling them with outsize images while making them aware of the solar system and the weather's eternal cycles.
November 23, 2005 |
Imagine Vin Diesel and Paul Walker's street-racing saga "The Fast and the Furious" transformed into a lyrical, stylized romantic tragedy and one would have some idea of what Joey Curtis' unsparing yet beguiling "Streets of Legend" is like.
December 30, 2010 |
When Jon Vickers was interviewing for his job as the first director of the new Indiana University Cinema, he was told there might be a tricky problem if he was hired. "The comment I heard frequently was, 'You'll have to figure out what to do with the Kinsey Collection, because it's different than all the others,' " Vickers says. "There was an assumption the programmer would work with the collection, but how to do that was a question for everybody. " And, as he prepares to open the college cinematheque on Jan. 13, it still is. The "Kinsey Collection" refers to the roughly 14,000 films and videos belonging to the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, which has offices on the school's Bloomington campus in southern Indiana.
October 25, 2009 |
The gig : As president of Fox Animation Studios, Vanessa Morrison oversees development, production and marketing of family-friendly movies made by the studio's Greenwich, Conn.-based digital animation house, Blue Sky Studios. Films produced under her tenure include the global blockbuster "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!" and the upcoming releases "The Fantastic Mr. Fox," based on Roald Dahl's 1970 novel, and 3-D animated comedy "Rio." Unusual in Hollywood : Unlike most executives, who tend to jump between studios and jobs, Morrison, 40, has spent her 15-year career at Fox, becoming a specialist in broad-appeal family movies.