Antonioni’s ‘La Notte’: The death of a marriage has never looked better

Now playing in L.A. in a digital restoration: Seen today, Antonioni's stylish drama about a marriage on the verge of collapse is a welcome reminder that a filmmaker doesn't need a shaky digital camera to convey intimacy or emotional honesty. Read more [...]

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 [...]

The antidote to blockbuster season: Martin Scorsese’s ‘Masterpieces of Polish Cinema’ series

Hand-picked by Martin Scorsese, this series of Polish movies is an impeccable lineup, and its arrival in L.A. couldn't be better timed. A curious moviegoer won't go wrong with any of these medieval epics and politically charged thrillers — and you might be surprised to find a certified stoner classic in here as well. Read more [...]

L.A. Rep Cinema Pick: the classics that made Agnès Varda’s reputation, at LACMA

Last month she was Guest Director of the AFI Film Fest; this month 85-year-old "godmother of the French New Wave" Agnès Varda continues her local victory lap with an exhibit of her visual art and this series of her best-known films on the big screen at LACMA. Respect! Read more [...]

LACMA’s dazzling Stanley Kubrick exhibit

Strolling through LACMA's Stanley Kubrick exhibit will remind even the grumpiest cineaste of what he or she loves about movies. It might also leave museumgoers feeling a little wistful, too, about the kinds of films that Hollywood studios used to bankroll, once upon a time. Read more [...]