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  • DVD review: Kurosawa classic 'Rashomon' brushed up for Blu-ray

    DVD review: Kurosawa classic 'Rashomon' brushed up for Blu-ray
    It's not just that Akira Kurosawa's 1950 “Rashomon” brought Japanese film to the west; or that it introduced to us the young, rising Toshiro Mifune; or that its title has become the universal shorthand for the uncertainty of the truth, as seen through different eyes. It's also that it's a great movie that suggests new possibilities each time you watch it. Ergo, it's a film that is more worthy to own on disc than most movies, which are only good for a few viewings. I return to it every few years; even with simply one set of eyes, I've managed to see it in many different ways, sometimes incompatible with each other.
  • Mastering mammoth effects

    Mastering mammoth effects
    Burbank native Leslie Iwerks took on the daunting task of compacting 35 years of history on George Lucas' visual effects company, Industrial Light & Magic, into her documentary on the company's evolution that will be seen this weekend on Encore. In...

    Young filmmakers dealt a challenge

    Lights, camera, action! "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up." Gloria Swanson uttered those words 60 years ago in Billy Wilder's film noir — "Sunset Boulevard." The movie was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning three, and is...

    History buff teaches about the Civil War

    This year marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, a conflict that raged for four years. After the war, many veterans moved West to start a new life, and that movement will be highlighted May 21 at “From War to Reconciliation...

    Class pet? How about a shark

    Class pet? How about a shark
    Isabel Ortiz-Marquez rattles off facts about shark migratory patterns, mating habits and diet like a biologist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. But it is the rate at which sharks are being butchered for their fins — three every second, or 100 million...