March 22, 2009 |
There's no shame talking about: "Important Things With Demetri Martin" Martin is a Yale grad and former writer for "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," so it's no surprise his Comedy Central show is nerd humor at its finest. Catch the season finale and join me in awaiting its renewal.
June 16, 2010
Whether doing drama or comedy, Julianna Margulies always seems to leave a lasting impression. Here's a look at some of her credits: "ER," NBC (1994-2000): As stormy-natured nurse Carol Hathaway, she nearly overdosed in the pilot episode over her failed romance with Dr. Doug Ross (George Clooney). The pair's tumultuous relationship captivated viewers for six seasons before they exited Chicago's County General (and the show), ostensibly to raise twins together in Seattle. Margulies won an Emmy the first season and was nominated again each year until she left.
May 2, 2013 |
"Flight," starring Denzel Washington, and "Half-Nelson" with Ryan Gosling are among the films featured in the Reel Recovery Film Festival-Skid Row Edition , which takes place Friday through Sunday at the Inner City Arts Theater in Los Angeles. The festival will feature three days of recovery-themed performances, film, discussions and fellowships. Three films will be screened each day. Every evening there will also be a performance of the play "The Biggest Recovery Community Anywhere," which is written and performed by members of a theater group who live and work on skid row. The South East European Film Festival kicks off Thursday evening at the WGA Theatre with the Romanian comedy "Of Snails and Men. " The festival continues through Monday and will feature films from 15 countries from the region, including the Croatian drama "Halima's Path" and the Bosnian documentary "The Living Monument.
March 22, 2009 |
They've been changing teams with the frequency of baseball superstars. Geoff Gilmore, the head of the Sundance Film Festival, left Robert Redford's festival last month to work for another actor of a certain age: Gilmore's now the chief creative officer at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Enterprises, the parent company of the Tribeca Film Festival. The head Sundance festival programmer, John Cooper, was elevated into Gilmore's job early this month.
April 29, 2013 |
NEW YORK--When a championship boxer like Muhammad Ali felt disrespected by another fighter, he might have been expected to do what most boxers would: knock his opponent's lights out. But the icon took a different route when faced with a rival he thought looked down on his religion: He prolonged the fight, aiming to up the level of spectacle and pain. He also made sure his opponent knew his reasons for doing so. "What's my name? What's my name?" Ali's lips could be seen forming as he slowly demolished an opponent who insisted on calling him Cassius Clay.
March 1, 2012
A little bit of the European theater world is coming to the skid row neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles. Inner-City Arts is teaming up with the British-German theater company Gob Squad and L.A.'s Center Theatre Group to launch a two-year stage project. The initiative will involve a handful of Inner-City Arts students participating in a theater production about the process of aging. The British Council, a nongovernment cultural organization, is investing $10,000 in the project.
April 26, 2008
WHILE I read Patrick Goldstein's column regarding the poor film choices of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro with great interest ["How the Mighty Have Fallen," by Patrick Goldstein, April 22], I can't help but point out the glaring omissions in his argument. First off, Goldstein begins the column by quoting Francis Ford Coppola, a filmmaker whose recent work has been lackluster at best. Then we are given examples of some of the mediocre films that Pacino and De Niro have recently starred in, failing to dig deeper into their extracurricular activities.
May 5, 2004 |
Lilibet Foster didn't want to create yet another documentary about Sept. 11. She wanted to make a film about how New York City firefighters have carried on their traditions and fraternity after losing so many friends and colleagues that day. The result is "Brotherhood," which made its premiere Monday night at the Tribeca Film Festival.
April 25, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- A scripted feature about life in Laos and documentaries about U.S. war crimes and a town in the grip of a debilitating drug addiction were among the big winners at the Tribeca Film Festival's jury prizes Thursday night. "The Rocket," the Australian Kim Mordaunt's tale of a displaced 10-year-old boy who must find a new home in the tribal mountains of Laos after his house is destroyed to make way for a dam, won best narrative feature. Sitthiphon Disamoe, a nonprofessional actor who played the lead role, was awarded the best actor prize.
March 18, 2011 |
In "Monogamy," Israeli-born actress Meital Dohan receives top billing for a movie in which she doesn't speak and is only referred to as Subgirl, an e-mail handle. All that's seen of her is what's captured through the lens of Theo (Chris Messina), the photographer protagonist, who unwittingly finds himself chasing this sexually adventurous woman. She is a silent enigma, the one thing standing between an engaged man and monogamy. "The character is a fantasy," Dohan said, perched on a white sofa in her sunny Los Angeles home.