My strange and strangely gifted friend Curtis died earlier this week. His film of my novel L.A. Confidential was a signature moment in my life. The signature was his, more than mine. Thus, this…
A 1920s-era Spanish bungalow on a puny .13-acre parcel at the tail end of a convenient yet discreet cul-de-sac in Hollywood's Bronson Canyon — owned per property records by vaunted crime fiction…
At Friday’s 10th anniversary screening of his documentary “Los Angeles Plays Itself” at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, filmmaker Thom Andersen told the audience, “It’s not…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
The film is a well-wrought but dramatically narrow account of a scuzzy cop's personal and professional meltdown.
The police thriller "Rampart" -- premiering today in Toronto as one of the fest's hottest sale items -- is a study in contrasts: Not just in its stark high-contrast cinematography, but in the…
Crime novelist James Ellroy is an appropriate if eccentric tour guide for L.A.'s sordid history, beginning with his own mother's murder and his fascination with the Black Dahlia.
Somewhere in Los Angeles, police officers are helping old ladies across the street, but such acts of chivalry have no place in "Street Kings," a brutal look at police corruption that allows director…
A literally ripping good yarn is undercut by some lackluster performances and overripe melodrama in "The Black Dahlia." The pic finds Brian De Palma in fine visual fettle as he pulls off at least…
Yale Repertory Theater will host a Russian company performing a stage adaptation of a Chekhov story next season, with such productions becoming a theme of new artistic director James Bundy's…
Famke Janssen and Piper Laurie have joined the cast of Myriad Pictures' "Eulogy," being directed by Michael Clancy.
Kirk D'Amico's Myriad Pictures will co-produce and fully finance Jan Oxenberg's adaptation of James Ellroy's "My Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir." Robert Greenwald ("Steal This Movie") will direct…