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Joanne Koch, Influential Film Society of Lincoln Center Executive, Dies at 92

Joanne Koch, the longtime executive director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center who helped shape the culture of cinema in New York and around the world, has died. She was 92. Koch died Tuesday in New York, a spokesperson for Film at Lincoln Center, as the organization is now known, told The Hollywood Reporter. Koch, […]

Joe Turkel, the Bartender in ‘The Shining,’ Dies at 94

Joe Turkel, who portrayed the haunting bartender in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and the creator of the replicants in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, has died. He was 94. Turkel died Monday at Providence St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, his family announced. Turkel also appeared in two other Kubrick films: as a gunman in the climactic shootout […]

L.A.’s Last Remaining Seats Film Series Returns Next Month

The Los Angeles Conservancy’s popular Last Remaining Seats series returns next month after two years away due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The screenings of classic films will take place over three weekends at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood (i.e. the Fox Village Theatre), which opened in 1931, and the Orpheum Theatre and Los Angeles Theatre, […]

‘The Real Charlie Chaplin’: Film Review | Telluride 2021

Beloved as The Tramp, worshiped and then reviled and then worshiped again as one of the biggest stars in cinema history, Charlie Chaplin was an enigma, one that a new Showtime documentary tries to unravel.

New California Getaways Offer Staycation in Charlie Chaplin’s Old Haunts

Early A-listers vacationed a bit differently from today’s stars. In the 1920s, silent movie actor brothers Noah and Wallace Beery — with the help of investors including Charlie Chaplin — opened Paradise Trout Club in the Angeles National Forest, where Hollywood’s brightest (Gloria Swanson, Clark Gable, John Wayne) partied (and fished for rainbow trout) away […]

Norman Lloyd, Star of ‘Saboteur’ and ‘St. Elsewhere,’ Dies at 106

Norman Lloyd, the actor, producer and director whose collaborations with Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Bertolt Brecht and Jean Renoir made him a legend — albeit an off-the-radar one — in Hollywood, has died. He was 1xx.

‘Image Makers: The Adventures of America’s Pioneer Cinematographers’: TV Review

'Harold and Lillian' helmer Daniel Raim focuses his documentary lens on the innovative work of seven Hollywood cinematographers in TCM's 'Image Makers.'

Critic’s Picks: A June To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

Between Charlie Chaplin matinees, a new “unrestored” 70mm version of '2001: A Space Odyssey' and a rarely shown George Stevens gem, Los Angeles kicks off its summer classic and vintage offerings in style.

Cannes: Showtime Documentary on Charlie Chaplin Heading to Market

The "definitive" doc on the cinema icon is coming from BAFTA nominees Peter Middleton and James Spinney.

A To-Do List for Film Buffs in Los Angeles Right Now

Film lovers in Los Angeles can escape the dog days and their middling multiplex offerings by seeking out any of these rare, classic and vintage screenings around town.

Alexander McQueen’s Face May Be on British Money

He's in the running to grace the UK's next 20 pound note.

Child Actors Win Appeal Claiming Bank of America Illegally Charged Fees

The court ruled the bank violated the 1938 Coogan Law by deducting monthly service fees and other charges from the performers' accounts.