For Curtis Hanson, it was a dream come true, a tangible connection with a musician he has idolized since his youth. The very possibility that Bob Dylan might write a song for Hanson's "Wonder Boys"…
The sound of the tropics runs through Carter Burwell's score to "Before Night Falls," Julian Schnabel's film about the ill-fated Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas. And it was just that exoticism that…
Steven Soderbergh could hardly have put himself in better hands when he tapped Cliff Martinez to score "Traffic." After all, the Bronx-born composer knows the director's musical taste as well as…
Even as her star continues to rise in Hollywood and the commercial heft of her projects grows weightier, Julianne Moore still views content, not scale, as the main criteria for choosing projects.
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will present its 11th annual Silent Film Gala on June 19 at UCLA's Royce Hall.
"It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues" is, quite simply, an infectious, inclusive history of blues music in these United States. Thanks to an able group of singers (and players), a strong organizing…
There's no doubt that Stephen Poliakoff's "Shooting the Past," presented in two 90-minute installments under PBS' "Masterpiece Theater" banner, exerts a powerful pull. The story of a magnificent…
"Light Up the Sky," Moss Hart's cockeyed valentine to the American theater, can take more than its fair share of abuse and still emerge victorious, but how refreshing to encounter a staging that does…
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New York is a city defined by muchness, and so it should come as no surprise that Ric Burns' documentary history of the metropolis embraces the same principle. While taking the history of Gotham only…