Lionel Chetwynd

Local pols get the business


In the past week, the campaign of City Councilman Eric Garcetti, leading in some polls, unveiled a somewhat irreverent Web video featuring Salma Hayek, who talked about his skills as a dancer, among…

  • Film

Review: ‘P.T. Barnum’


P.T. Barnum, as it turns out, coined the term "middle class." He came up with the bait and switch. He was a pioneer in public relations, inventing the press conference. Director Simon Wincer's…

  • TV

Review: ‘Doomsday Gun’


The politically biting, real-life thriller "Doomsday Gun," anchored by Frank Langella as a brilliant, cynical arms designer, is TV's first drama dealing with covert U.S. and British assistance to…