Paul Malcolm

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  • 8 years ago

    Years from now, we’ll be able to trace the rise of the 21st-century mercenary back to the war in Iraq. This, assuming that years from now the war is actually over. For the subjects of director Nick Bicanic and Jason Bourque’s fascinati...

  • 8 years ago | Film and TV

    Seeing that George Lucas produced Jim Henson’s Labyrinth (1986), we should be thankful that striking a new 35 mm print is all that was done for the film’s reissue this week. No digital face-lifts for Henson’s foam and cloth creat...

  • 8 years ago | Film and TV

    {mosimage} In 1968, four years after the release of Dr. Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick proved with 2001: A Space Odyssey that while he may have been a master of potent images, he could have trouble providing potent context. With Strangelove, he had ...

  • 9 years ago | Film and TV

    {mosimage} At the American Cinematheque’s eighth-annual dark passage through back alleys and febrile minds, a series of no-holds-barred double features will decide whether Los Angeles or New York is the most noir of noir cities. (Santa Monica...

  • 9 years ago | Film and TV

    The concept behind The Method Fest, now in its ninth year, has always been a curious one. The fest bills itself as the only major U.S. festival that “pays homage to the actor,” but highlighting a part of the whole in such a collaborati...

  • 9 years ago | Film and TV

    I can’t remember who came up with the name for this column when it first started running in 1994 — whether it was myself or Elizabeth Pincus, then the L.A. Weekly’s film editor. I do recall that we both thought of it as a stopgap...

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