Sunday, April 5

‘The Shot’ takes aim at filmmaking frustrations

‘The Shot’ takes aim at filmmaking frustrations Independent film has been praised, criticized for exploring industry By Dina Gachman Daily Bruin Contributor Few people have the patience and determination it takes to write, direct, star in, promote and distribute their first feature film. Read more...


America101

America101 Smithsonian exhibit brings 300 American treasures to L.A. Convention Center By Rodney Tanaka Daily Bruin Staff For Dorothy, there’s no place like home. Her ruby slippers are another story. Read more...


Tapeworms

Tapeworms Two top-notch independent films come out on video this week: last year’s Sundance Film Festival success, "Living in Oblivion," and Giuseppe Tornatore’s psychological "A Pure Formality." If these titles don’t stimulate you, also entering your video stores this week are "Dangerous Minds," "Desperado" and "The Amazing Panda Adventure." "Living in Oblivion" (Sony Pictures Classics) Movies about movie-making are a tricky affair. Read more...


‘Blue’ star proves redhot as troubled detective

‘Blue’ star proves redhot as troubled detective Kim Delaney reads back the record of her journey from soaps to police drama By Frazier Moore The Associated Press NEW YORK — Kim Delaney, who plays Detective Diane Russell (and Jimmy Smits’ snookums) on "NYPD Blue," almost chose a different role in life: court reporter. Read more...



Thermonuclear Disaster!

Thermonuclear Disaster! By Michael Horowitz Daily Bruin Senior Staff It used to be cool to be a John Woo fan. Even if you jumped on the bandwagon after seeing "The Killer" or "Hard-Boiled" at a midnight movie, you could still champion the Hong Kong action-master who shot shoot-em-ups like ballets and painted stories of honor and redemption with broad and energetic strokes. Read more...