| Feb 24, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Despite occasional retrospectives at venues like (but not limited to) the American Cinematheque, Japanese director Hideo Gosha has never quite received the attention in the U.S. that he deserves. Now Criterion has issued his first feature on DVD and Blu-...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 10:13 AM
A 47-year-old parolee was arrested Tuesday after officers saw him allegedly stealing about $440-worth in DVDs from Target at the Glendale Galleria.
Rocky Wilson, who was on parole for burglary, was arrested in the 2100 block of Glendale Galleria after...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 12:25 PM
Rainer Werner Fassbinder (“Despair,” “The Marriage of Maria Braun”) directed more than 40 features and substantial TV projects between the age of 24 and his death at 37. So it's not surprising that some of them fell between the...
| May 11, 2012
| 3:04 PM
For whatever reason, 1999 was the best year for American film in at least three decades. With competition like “The Matrix,” “South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut,” “The Sixth Sense” and “Toy Story 2,” it...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Writer/director Gary Ross' adaptation of Suzanne Collins' hugely popular novel — a teen book that crossed over to the adult market — is one of this year's nicest surprises so far. Lionsgate's video release is also a pleasant surprise: They'...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 11:38 AM
Paul Fejos was a technically daring filmmaker, who made four American films before fleeing Hollywood to go back to his native Hungary. “The Last Moment,” his 1927 Hollywood calling card, is lost. In 1928, he went on to make “Lonesome&...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:44 PM
The Who released their “Quadrophenia” double album in 1973; six years later, they collaborated with director Franc Roddam (“The Bride,” “The Lords of Discipline”) on a film version — now newly restored and being...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 5:47 PM
This overly violent but otherwise frequently enjoyable film showed up briefly in theaters more than a year ago, to little notice. It may have suffered from comparison to “Red,” the Bruce Willis/Helen Mirren/Morgan Freeman/John Malkovich action...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Alfred Hitchcock's very free 1935 adaptation of John Buchan's novel was almost certainly the calling card that got him invited to make films in America. As a work of pure entertainment, it out-Hollywoods Hollywood. The plot is that of a thriller. But...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:57 PM
John Barth surely ranks among the least screen-adaptable modern (or, perhaps, postmodern) American novelists. His stories are about themselves; the words, their own subject. It's not surprising that only one of his books has made it to the big screen....
| Jul 13, 2012
| 6:35 PM
As I remarked in my review of the theatrical release of “21 Jump Street”, this feature revival/spoof of the ‘80s TV show is better than it has any right to be. It may be dumb, but it's good dumb, mixing very broad shtick with clever...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 3:58 PM
In 1954, Japan's Toho studio made three films that achieved enduring international success. The first was Akira Kurosawa's “Seven Samurai,” which shows up within the top 10 of nearly every international critics' poll. The second was “...