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The Essential Movie Library #9: Double Indemnity (1944)

Barbara Stanwyck is the golden dominatrix lashing schlub Fred MacMurray—cast over tough guys George Raft and Alan Ladd in a brilliantly counter-intuitive coup—to the service of her homicidal machinations.

Quick Take: The Dark Knight Rises on DVD

As with the Bourne pictures, Christopher Nolan’s Batman trio set the standard for superhero movies by pretending they’re not superhero movies.

Paul Rudd Hearts Camper Van Beethoven

Everyone has an opinion about This is 40. Some think it's great; others don't feel the love. But everyone agrees on one thing: It's got a great soundtrack and cool musical references. 

The Essential Movie Library #8: That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)

Spanish director Luis Buñuel’s final manifesto about love, chaos, and the way the tumult of our desires scrambles the order of our lives.

Jonathan Gold Headed to the Silver Screen; Named Nation’s Top Restaurant Critic

Los Angeles Times' restaurant critic Jonathan Gold will be the subject of an as-yet-unnamed documentary.

Ice Age Brings Signing Santa to Beverly Center

The holiday season means a deluge of shopping mall Santas and kids eager to sit on his lap. But for deaf children, the experience can be a difficult one. This season, they’ll have an easier way to join the fun.

The Essential Movie Library #7: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Few major movies so split perfectly intelligent people between those who think it’s visionary and those who think it’s claptrap; but even the visionary camp acknowledges a certain amount of claptrap and even the claptrap camp can spot the visionary.

The Essential Movie Library #6: Casablanca (1942)

The story of exiles, nomads, Nazis, and resistance fighters caught in limbo during WWII is familiar, but when exactly did you last watch it?

Hate-Watching Liz & Dick

Was it an actual movie or an SNL skit gone awry? It's hard to tell.

Top 5 Weekend Events: Walking, Dancing, Noshing & More

Explore the city on the Great LA Walk or stuff your face at the Chocolate Invitational. There's plenty to do.