Stories about the iconic Orson Welles and a rock ’n' roll mastermind took top prizes at the Los Angeles Press Club-sponsored event. Stage and screen legend Angela Lansbury, late-night host Chelsea Handler and songwriter Diane Warren were also honored.
Masterful cinematography is the key to Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s brilliant saga of survival and vengeance.
With its overture, its intermission, its confined setting and its talkiness, Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film seems tedious when it’s not being Tarantino-esque. But it’s worth the price of two admissions.
David Gordon Green's star-studded film is a middling comedy about the humdrum conflicts between American meddlers in Bolivia's 2002 election Meanwhile, the Bolivians in it are as invisible as most of the slaves in "Gone With the Wind"David Gordon Green's star-studded film is a middling comedy about the internecine conflicts between American meddlers in Bolivia's 2002 election".
Starring Tom Hanks, it’s an efficient, exciting entertainment, but it’s also a Steven Spielberg movie, which usually means trouble somewhere. In this case, though, the irritations are minor, diffusely woven into the fabric of the film.
Director Scott Cooper’s film about Boston gangster "Whitey" Bulger shines in its casting but is shaded by earlier works from Martin Scorsese and others.