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Peter Bogdanovich returns to screwball form

Peter Bogdanovich returns to screwball form

Peter Bogdanovich certainly knows a thing or two about screwball comedies. Back in the 1970s, the legendary director revived the classic Hollywood genre with his hit films “Paper Moon” and “What’s Up Doc.”

Film Review: 'No Escape' heads straight into the fray

Film Review: 'No Escape' heads straight into the fray

“No Escape” director John Erick Dowdle — who also co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Drew — doesn't beat around the bush. After the credits and an essentially unnecessary slam-bang opening scene, we meet the members of the Dwyer...

Complex heats up Glendale night life

Complex heats up Glendale night life

“Any night, people can go to Hollywood or downtown and find a place that has Top 40 mainstream dance music with million-dollar lighting rigs,” says John Giovanazzi, co-founder of Complex, a live music nightclub in the heart of Glendale. “When...

Dining Review: Random spots for tasty eats

Dining Review: Random spots for tasty eats

Like finding a pearl within an oyster, sometimes you find a gem of a restaurant inside something else. This week’s roundup considers notable eateries found in unexpected places.

Taking a swing at young Fragonard

Taking a swing at young Fragonard

Those who’ve nodded through 18th-century art history courses are probably familiar with Fragonard’s most famous painting, “The Swing.”

Guitarist Bruce Forman leads a power trio of jazz

Guitarist Bruce Forman leads a power trio of jazz

Veteran jazz guitarist Bruce Forman’s Trio doesn’t just cook, it boils. Furiously. When they set up to perform songs from their new “The Book of Forman” album at Burbank’s Viva Cantina on Wednesday night, expect a full-strength...

Andy Klein Movie & DVD Reviews

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