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Changeling: Go Ahead, Make Her Day

11 years ago by Ella Taylor
On a double bill with L.A. Confidential, Chinatown or just about any film made after 1970 about institutional corruption in Los Angeles, Clint Eastwood’s Changeling, a period drama based on a 1928 Los Angeles missing-child case, would come off as faintly geezer-ish noir lite. As LAPD scandals go, the case...

Theater Reviews: Bleeding Through, Answer the Call, Exit Strategy, The Changeling

10 years ago by LA Weekly
ANSWER THE CALL This well-meaning musical deserves credit for espousing universal respect and genuine family values (not the ersatz right-wing kind), but it’s otherwise an awkward effort. Writers Michael Antin and Leonard Bloom — music and lyrics by Antin — build their story around an 11-year old boy’s school assignment...

Silver Linings and Silver Screens at LACMA's Merce Cunningham Exhibition

6 months ago by Jordan Riefe
Warhol’s Silver Clouds idles on the floor and ceiling of LACMA’s BCAM lobby as visitors make their way to "Merce Cunningham, Clouds and Screens," on view at LACMA through March 31, in anticipation of the choreographer’s centennial year, 2019.

L.A. Times Festival of Books, aka Bookchella, Shines a Light on City's Leading Literary Role

1 year ago by Tyler Malone
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is one of those rare annual celebrations where these “72 suburbs in search of a city” — allegedly Dorothy Parker’s description of L.A. — come together in dedication to words, stories and books.

5 Free Art Shows You Should See in L.A. this Week

3 years ago by Catherine Wagley
This week, a robotic replica of an artist answers touch questions, and a Hollywood video show features a bluish monster and a mystery ship. Body in a pile Dancer Silas Reiner was a member of Merce Cunningham’s revered dance company from 2007 to 2011, the last four years it existed...

The Changeling (1980)

Horror, Suspense/Thriller

In Maleficent, Why Is Angelina Jolie Hung Up on Some Loser?

5 years ago by Amy Nicholson
Boil Maleficent down to one newt's nose–size piece of advice and you'd get this: Don't dump Angelina Jolie. It's not a problem most mortals will face but, as seen through director Robert Stromberg's lens, the antlered arch-villain of Sleeping Beauty is a sympathetic scorned woman, equal parts Gloria Gaynor, Princess...

The Final Member Tracks Two Men in a Cockfight to Donate Their Penis

5 years ago by Amy Nicholson
"You ladies, and most men as well, are always thinking about the size, aren't you?" accuses Sigurdur "Siggi" Hjartarson, the founder of the Iceland Phallological Museum and star of the documentary The Final Member, which plays at Cinefamily April 25-30 joined by a pop-up penis display. "In nature and among other species, this...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

6 years ago by Deborah Klugman
As Bottom, performer Katherine Griffith may be the best reason to see this amusing but somewhat quotidian presentation of Shakespeare's seasonal classic. Cast across gender by directors Melora Marshall and Willow Geer, Griffith's likable blowhard garners a plurality of the laughs, along with his proletarian colleagues, whose presentation of Pyramus...

Theater to See in L.A. This Week, Including a Philip K. Dick Novel Onstage

6 years ago by Steven Leigh Morris
This was a week marked by enthusiasm by our various critics: Bill Raden praised Sacred Fools' production of Edward Einhorn's 2010 adaptation of Philip K. Dick sci-fi book Do Androids Dream of Sleep?, which is this week's Pick. Pauline Adamek was smitten with Hayworth Theatre's production of the musical bare...


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