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Swampy crime drama '1 Buck' sinks fast


The low-budget indie “1 Buck” is a conceit in search of a meaningful story, a potential statement film manifested as a blood-on-the-bayou crime drama. The result is a dreary journey through sordid territory as a killer slices up a string…


Lady Gaga wants you to feel her pain in the Netflix documentary 'Five Foot Two'

“Do I look pathetic?” Lady Gaga asks, covering her face with her hands to hide her tears. She is lying on a couch in her apartment, only a towel covering her body. A physical therapist places an ice pack on her cheek and massages her head.

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In tense times, Godspeed You! Black Emperor sounds hopeful on 'Luciferian Towers'


In some ways, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and 2017 were made for each other.

Demons, on the feet and in the soul, in Matthew Bourne's 'The Red Shoes'

The beloved 1948 film “The Red Shoes” wasn’t the first or last to portray ballet dancing as a fatal obsession, but it remains the most indelible. Celebrated choreographer and director Matthew Bourne has adapted that movie into a full…


Latin American cinema culture is celebrated in a new PST: LA/LA series


The theaters had wonderful, even poetic names: the Azteca, the Teatro Electrico, the Mayan, the California, the Roosevelt, the Mason and the Million Dollar.

Criterion revives a chilling tune with Michael Haneke's 'The Piano Teacher'


Given the icy exactitude of their methods, it’s no surprise that the French actress Isabelle Huppert and the Austrian director Michael Haneke have had such a long and marvelously discomfiting partnership. Their chilly collaborations…


Teragram Ballroom founders expand their reach with downtown's Moroccan Lounge


A lot of bars have passed through 901 E. 1st St., now home to the Moroccan Lounge at the edge of Little Tokyo and the Arts District.


He's big in L.A.'s small theaters: Tom Jacobson, master of puzzles, surprises and brain-teasers


Churchgoer. Gymgoer. Fundraising executive. Devoted spouse, son and colleague.

Concerns over Fox News prompt further scrutiny of bid to buy European satellite TV service Sky


Britain’s secretary of state on Wednesday ruled that the bid by Rupert Murdoch’s media company to control the European satellite TV service Sky must undergo more rigorous regulatory scrutiny.


The worst thing about Darren Aronofsky's 'mother!' is that we've demanded he explain himself

It's garish, messy and confoundingly demented. But the worst thing about "mother!" the polarizing, audacious psychological horror flick from Darren Aronofsky provoking thought and bile galore across the country, is that we've demanded…

Angelina Jolie follows her passion with 'First They Killed My Father'

On an early September afternoon, Angelina Jolie sat in a sunlit room in a scenic mountainside hotel, clearly feeling relieved.


Oaxacalifornia dreaming: L.A. library mural project looks at a visual language that transcends borders


Two young artists from the Mexican collective Tlacolulokos have created murals for L.A.'s Central Library, exploring indigenous culture and the common visual imagery between north and south.

Bob Dylan 'Bootleg Series Vol. 13' to highlight his 1979-81 'Christian period'

Bob Dylan’s so-called Christian period in the late '70s and early ’80s is the focal point for the next installment in the ongoing “Bootleg Series” of archival releases, with the deluxe box set featuring eight CDs and one DVD that bring to…


'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' and 'Lego Ninjago' will battle 'It' for box office victory

"It" may relinquish the No. 1 box office spot to "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" or "The Lego Ninjago Movie" this weekend

‘The Good Place’ pulled off an ambitious twist last season. Can it keep viewers guessing?

Having an outsider on the set of “The Good Place” requires some stealth coordination and, well, some spoiler-free props.


2017 Emmy Awards red carpet: A sea of silver, a splash of the mermaid-tail hem and a 'Stranger Things' home run

Silver seemed to be the precious metal of choice for those seeking Emmy gold at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night. Among the most head-turning takes on the metallic trend were Sarah Paulson’s fresh-off-the-New-York-Fashion…

Ex-Paramount chief Sherry Lansing and former Met Director Thomas Campbell to join Broad museum board


As the Broad marks its two-year anniversary Wednesday, the museum is announcing four new trustees to its board, including former Paramount Studios chief Sherry Lansing and former Metropolitan Museum of Art Director Thomas P. Campbell.


With Trump's DACA reversal, an art moment rises: how two works have acquired new significance

A pair of artworks - both conceived before Trump's DACA decision - take on new significance after the president's decision.



Wednesday's TV highlights: 'Channel Zero: No-End House' on Syfy


Big Brother The unscripted series ends its 19th round with a two-hour season finale. Julie Chen hosts. 8 p.m. CBS


‘Foxtrot’ just swept the Israeli Academy Awards. Here’s why it’s controversial

A few years ago, Israeli director Samuel Maoz had a scare to end all scares. Maoz’s teenage daughter at the time was prone to waking up late and relying on parental largesse to get to school. So he decided to teach her a gentle lesson one…


Michael Wright out as CEO of Steven Spielberg's Amblin Partners


Acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg has replaced Michael Wright as chief executive of Amblin Partners as his production company struggles to find its footing in an increasingly challenging movie market.

Mel Gibson's lawsuit over 'Professor and the Madman' deepens, as director says producer defamed him in comments to L.A. Times


The legal battle over the Mel Gibson movie "The Professor and the Madman" has grown messier, with a new complaint filed Tuesday by director Farhad Safinia alleging copyright infringement and defamation against Voltage Pictures, one of the…

Instant prints from the L.A. Times photo studio at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017


Polaroid-style instant prints shot by Times photographer Jay L. Clendenin at the L.A. Times photo studio at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival. FULL COVERAGE: Toronto International Film Festival 2017 »


Van Hunt's 'Popular' — one of R&B's great 'lost' albums — finally surfaces


Last month, nearly 10 years after its originally planned release date and long after leaked copies had prompted talk of a lost masterpiece, the genre-straddling musician and producer Van Hunt successfully lobbied his former label, Blue…


Ex-girlfriend sues actor Ryan Phillippe, accusing him of kicking, hitting and pushing her down stairs

A former girlfriend is suing Hollywood actor Ryan Phillippe on allegations that he kicked, hit and pushed her down stairs in an incident that has also been referred to the Los Angeles city attorney’s office for possible prosecution.