L.A. Repertory Cinema Pick: Spaghetti Westerns Unchained!

Now through August 12 at the Egyptian and the Aero: You know these are fun — just look at the posters. This is a rare chance to see a lot of non–Sergio Leone entries in the spag-wag genre on the big screen. It's fun to speculate, if you were to catch every double-bill in this series, how many people would you have seen get shot on screen by the time the series was over? Read more [...]

Fictional people we love: Lisbeth Salander

Once upon a time Lisbeth Salander’s piercings and Mohawk would have registered as a transgressive notion of what a woman could look like. But in 2011–12, Lisbeth is a pop-culture superheroine. The success of Rooney Mara’s performance as Lisbeth in the U.S. version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is that the character is much more than a cartoon tough girl. Read more [...]