Should you make time for ‘The Clock’ at LACMA?

Playing for 24 hours at LACMA this weekend, beginning at 10 a.m. Sat., 8/8: Christian Marclay's 24-hour compendium of film clips The Clock is Pop Art at its best, a crowd-pleaser that makes for attractive entertainment. But the film falls short of a masterpiece. Marclay's collage is too smooth, too easy, leaving only a blur of undifferentiated images in the viewer's mind. Read more [...]

Tolstoy in Austin: Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’

As everyone knows by now, Richard Linklater shot Boyhood over 12 years. Watching Ellar Coltrane grow up on screen allows viewers to make an unusually personal connection to the film — if you find yourself reflecting on your own life during the movie, you're not alone. Read more [...]

L.A.’s repertory movie theaters hit the big time — the pages of ‘Cahiers du Cinéma’

In its Feb. 2013 issue, the prestigious French magazine Cahiers du Cinéma devotes no less than 4 pages to Los Angeles' arthouse theaters under the seemingly provocative title, “Is there such a thing as arthouse in Los Angeles?” But don't let the title scare you: the study is an interesting analysis of arthouse cinemas in the City of Angels. Read more [...]