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It is tempting to call the Robert Altman retrospective at the UCLA Film & Television Archive exhaustive, except that would somehow imply Altman's work had an end. Yes, there are a finite number of films, but they can never be exhausted, never running out of mystery, humor, pathos and insight as they reveal themselves in new ways with each subsequent viewing or passing year.
The man in the backyard carries the tattoos and scars of a fighter. He spins and kicks. Dust flies, a punching bag shimmies on a rusted clothesline. Sweat drips around blue eyes and seeps through a thin beard. The lines on the face show, but barely. He's handsome in the taut way this city craves. But that is never enough.
At least once a year, Martin Scorsese screens Polish director Andrzej Wajda's 1958 masterpiece "Ashes and Diamonds."
Made with the "generous support" of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, the slickly produced documentary "Farmland" often comes off like lobbyist propaganda, profusely extolling the virtues of the independent American farmer.
Patagonia is famous for its high-end outdoor gear, selling its 3-in-1 River Salt Jacket for $549 and a Special Edition Diamond Quilt Snap-T Pullover for $199. In the coming weeks, the luxe retailer will begin stocking a very different item on its shelves: DVDs of "DamNation," Patagonia's self-financed and award-winning environmental documentary.
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Investor Joseph Rasson poses for a portrait in a home he is rehabbing to flip in the Jefferson Park and West Adams area.
The Beatles are set to get back to the big screen via a new digitally restored version of their beloved comedy-musical "A Hard Day's Night," which will open in theaters nationwide over the Fourth of July weekend, Janus Films announced Monday.
Explosions are all too common in Hollywood movies these days, but they're usually caused by giant robots, invading aliens or warring armies. The upcoming romance "The Fault in Our Stars," starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as two teenage cancer patients in love, features pyrotechnics of a different sort.
Pilgrims are flocking to St. Peter's Square for Sunday's canonization of two popular and influential popes, John Paul II, left, and John XXIII.
Dillon Griffith climbs down from the boat he has spent decades building. He hopes to finally get it into the ocean this summer.
Skymall magazine turns 25 with plans to focus on online sales.