For nearly all 115 minutes of “The Death of Louis XIV,” the hypnotically grueling new film from the Catalan writer-director Albert Serra, we are peering into a royal bedchamber at 18th century Ver
SERIES Girl Starter The aspiring female entrepreneurs vie for a prize package worth $100,000 in this competition series’ freshman-season finale. 7 p.m. TLC Ginormous Food Host Josh Denny tries a
A group of artists inspired by science and the history of the Mt. Wilson Observatory will take over the site for a weekend of performance and exhibitions.
Mr. Belohlavek was an accomplished interpreter of his country’s leading composers, including Antonin Dvorak, Leos Janacek, Bohuslav Martinu and Josef Suk.
Evan Rachel Wood was not immune to conjuring her own fan theories while shooting “Westworld.” “I was certainly the main geek on set coming into the hair and makeup trailer every day going off on s
Video game developers and academics are putting a spotlight on games that tackle subject matter left off the industry's main stage at the Different G
This film by the Israeli director Avi Nesher, based on Baruch Milch’s memoir, uses a potboiler setup to delve into themes of history and reconciliation.
Peder Balke and William Chappel, subjects of shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, were very different painters but had a surprising amount in common.
“Midnight Return” is about an American’s harrowing prison sentence in Turkey in 1970 that inspired a film; “Becoming Bond” traces the life of George Lazenby, a one-time James Bond.
Hank Azaria has logged three decades voicing beloved characters like Moe, Apu and Chief Wiggum on “The Simpsons.” He did Monty Python’s “Spamalot” on Broadway and had a breakout role in Mike Nicho
A few film directors are trying to change a persistent gender imbalance behind the camera by hiring female-majority crews. The process hasn’t always been smooth.
Bronson van Wyck, descended from one of the New York area’s Dutch founding families, enjoys decorating his home as he usually designs temporary spaces.
Falling just short of being so bad it’s good, “Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter” is a shameless low-budget “Terminator”/“Star Wars”/“Mad Max” knock-off that will have to settle for being merely godawf
Moscow, June 1, IRNA -- The three-day meeting of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) was held in Belarus capital of Minsk as Iran attended the meeting as an observer.
The entertainment industry is taking part in a growing conversation about how awards organizations should make room for performers whose gender ident
Why settle for “Pirates of the Caribbean” when you can have the pirates of the Ming Dynasty? Set along the Chinese coast during the 16th century, the lively “God of War” is a character-driven batt
Christopher Plummer plays the exiled German Kaiser Wilhelm II in this melodrama, which unfolds in the Netherlands in the early years of the Second World War.
Talk about keeping an audience in suspense: “UnReal” star Constance Zimmer teased that a premiere date for the third season of the Lifetime drama would be … well, revealed sometime this week. At l
“The Exception” is a handsomely mounted World War II-era romantic thriller, enlivened by vibrant performances and vivid sexual encounters and inspired by a little-known footnote to history, the st
It’s about as plausible as your average stage — or movie — musical, but “Opening Night” proves a funny and sexy, if decidedly slight, backstage comedy. Anchored by an engaging turn by Topher Grace
Benito Martinez thought America was ready for the raw brutality and real-life stories told on ABC’s “American Crime.” Unfortunately, the network pulled the plug on the anthology series after its t
Seeing Neil Marshall’s name in the opening credits of a horror film should spark delight in genre fans’ gore-loving hearts, but it only brings disappointment in “Dark Signal.” The “Descent” and “D
Jim Carrey is a step closer to trial over the death of his former girlfriend Cathriona White after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled the wrong
L.A. Times film critic Justin Chang is at the Cannes Film Festival, taking in the scene and all the movies he can watch on very little sleep. In this, his Cannes diary, we can follow along.
What if a hemophiliac were a vampire? This mildly creative concept fuels “Aaron’s Blood,” but there’s little else to keep its heart beating. Writer-director Tommy Stovall built the indie horror mo
A coming-of-age tale of an indigenous Sami girl, played by the expressive Lene Cecilia Sparrok, examines systemic discrimination in Sweden in the 1930s.
For seven frenzied months, between a dramatic inner-tube rescue off the coast of Florida in 1999 and an armed raid on a modest Miami house, 6-year-old Elián Gonzalez was more than just a boy who’d
A controversial sculpture inspired by gallows used in prominent U.S. government executions — including the mass execution of 38 Dakota Indians in Mankato, Minn., in 1862 — will be removed from the
As indicated by the phrase “war on coal,” frequently deployed in the political arena, coal has become a charged emblem of the American political divide. On one side, a vision of the glory days of
The son of a 16th century master steel-maker is torn between following in his father’s footsteps or forging his own path as a warrior in the visually galvanizing but dramatically leaden “Tatara Sa
Shot through a sun-filled lens by cinematographer Alex Disenhof, “Vincent N Roxxy” is filled with quiet moments punctuated by scenes of startling violence. Directed by Gary Michael Schultz, this u
Uneven but ultimately effective, convincing in mood and emotion despite its melodramatic plotting, Avi Nesher's "Past Life" is straight-ahead filmmaking heightened by a connection to a pervasive I
The Canadian owners of a Mexican hotel using the name Hotel California said a trademark infringement lawsuit by the Eagles, whose song Hotel Californ
London, June 1, IRNA – Minister of Education and Research of Norway Torbjorn Roe Isaksen in a meeting with Iran’s Ambassador to Oslo Mohammad Hassan Habibollahzadeh on Thursday underlined Oslo's
Justin Trudeau will help TV morning show hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest kick off their visit to Canada on Monday. Live With Kelly and Ryan has bo
The Hungarian composer Peter Eotvos’s adaptation of Tony Kushner’s epic play had an acclaimed Paris premiere in 2004 and now it makes its New York debut.
Tabriz, June 1, IRNA – The legendary mountain-climber Azim Qeichisaz returned home on Wednesday receiving a hero's welcome by his fellow citizens after successfully ascending the 8,516-meter (27,
As Beatles devotees and music fans celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Cheryl Finn recalls her grandfather, a re
“I Love Dick” crams a lot of life into a double entendre. The new Amazon series from creators Jill Soloway (“Transparent”) and Sarah Gubbins, adapted from the eponymous book by Chris Kraus, fools
It was the show that launched a thousand opinion pieces. Now, after six tumultuous seasons in which it seems every moment has been analyzed, “Girls” ended with Hannah Horvath unexpectedly packing
Everybody’s grief may take different shapes, but comedian Demetri Martin’s movie about it, “Dean,” resembles a lot of other joke/mope/joke/emo-music movies. Writer-director Martin, a deadpan wit a
When Emmy voters find something they like, they’re apt to return to the well again and again until (finally!) a new series or performance is so good that it jolts them out of their lethargy. This
Note: This review was originally published Oct. 1, 1987. The film is being re-released by Cohen Media in a 30th anniversary 4K restoration. With compassion, humor and detachment, James Ivory's s
It's no surprise that when you get seven funny people together you’re going to have some laughs. But when that septet comprises some of the freshest faces in comedy mixed with some of the legends
Chris Cornell's widow says she's grateful for the support her family has received in the wake of the Soundgarden frontman's death last month, but she
Algeria, June 1, IRNA – Iranian envoy to Algeria Reza Ameri in a meeting on Wednesday with the Persian Language students at the University of Algiers referred to Persian Language as the language of t
After a decade of waiting in the last line onstage, Ms. Teuscher is a soloist with American Ballet Theater and will make her New York debut this month.
When Dav Pilkey meets his fans, he’s never quite sure what to expect. For the author and illustrator of the bestselling “Captain Underpants” books — a series that has been delighting kids and occa
It's been almost two decades since the first Captain Underpants book was released. But the poo, pee and fart jokes persist and are headed to the big
Moscow, june 1, IRNA - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian awarded Iranian musician Razmik Ohanian the Movses Khorenatsi Medal in recognition of many years of his artistic career and efforts to bring
Well, at least we know there’s still a line. On Tuesday, when Tyler Shields’ intentionally provocative photo of comedian Kathy Griffin holding what appeared to be the bloody, severed head of Presi
Parents and caregivers of children aged five and younger should not only minimize screen time at home but use it mindfully themselves, the Canadian P
Joe Hyams, an influential studio publicity executive who managed film campaigns for such luminaries as Clint Eastwood, Barbra Streisand, John Wayne and Federico Fellini, died Wednesday in Los Ange
Long before Facebook was a gleam in Mark Zuckerberg’s eye, before the president of the United States became the world’s most powerful tweeter, David Sedaris was recording his day-to-day life the old-s
The catacombs of Domitilla, close to the Appian Way, have been restored with laser and scanning technology, reviving the fading tale of life and death in Rome’s early Christian community.
The rocky exit of Scott Pelley from the “CBS Evening News” to a full-time role at “60 Minutes” is another sign that the era of the all-powerful network evening news anchor has passed. Transitions
Protests at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Whitney Museum in New York challenge white artists’ representations of harrowing stories of racial violence.
Ms. Rose’s profile is growing abroad as she makes art that invites viewers to explore her island nation, from its culture to the rooms in her family’s home.
Robin Pecknold, lead singer of the indie rock band, needed a six-year sabbatical before he could rejoin his band mates for their record “Crack-Up.”
The release, “hopeless fountain kingdom,” is a conventional take on radio pop from a singer who seemed poised to stand in opposition to the mainstream.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto was furious at the line President Donald Trump said during his speech Thursday pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement. “Couldn’t have picked a worst city,&
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive his ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations after it was blocked by lower co
MANILA (Reuters) - At least 34 people are dead after a gunman burst into a Manila casino, firing shots and setting gaming tables alight, Philippine media reported on Friday, in what officials said was
(Reuters) - U.S.-owned power generator Tennessee Valley Authority said on Thursday it expects to continue cutting carbon emissions and reducing energy costs by producing more power with natural gas an
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beatriz approached Mexico's Pacific coast on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, dumping heavy rains that resulted in at least two deaths, caused
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant and ‘Bachelorette’ star Rachel Lindsay had a “pretty serious relationship” while they were students... Read More »
India lost the tag of the fastest growing economy to China in the March quarter with a GDP growth of 6.1 per cent, which pulled down the 2016-17 expansion to 7.1 per cent.
Seattle designated hitter Nelson Cruz and shortstop Jean Segura left Thursday's game against Colorado because of injuries. Segura injured his right ankle sliding into second base in the fourth in
World leaders closed ranks Thursday, vowing to press on with the fight against global warming, even as President Trump said he was pulling the United States out of a landmark climate agreement. In
The medical innovation known as an InternalBrace that could help Mike Trout expedite the projected six-to-eight week recovery timeline for his torn left thumb ligament is encouraging but somewhat
A jury Thursday found three Northern California correctional officers guilty of second-degree murder in the 2015 fatal beating of a mentally ill inmate. After a two-month trial, Santa Clara County
The Ducks and assistant coach Paul MacLean have “mutually parted ways” following the expiration of MacLean’s contract, the team announced Thursday. MacLean spent the last two seasons with the Duck
Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie has closed sale on the Cecil B. DeMille estate, a Los Feliz mansion once owned by the early filmmaker, according to real estate sources not authorized to co
Leo Varadkar, a doctor and Ireland’s minister for social protection, may be close to becoming the country’s next prime minister, also known as the taoiseach. Varadkar, who would be the country’s f
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