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‘Flee’ review: Animated doc is a moving refugee portrait

Amin Nawabi sits for the camera and closes his eyes in the Danish hybrid documentary “Flee” — an intimate portrait of the lasting traumas...

‘The Sleeping Negro’ review: Skinner Myers confronts race

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Business & Finance

FSA eligible items that you can spend your 2021 balance on

Is your healthcare flexible spending account balance burning a hole in your pocket? Don’t rush to spend it just yet.The accounts, known as FSAs,...

Things to do, movies, L.A., O.C.: ‘The Lord of the Rings’

Find a flick with our weekly curated list of classic movies, cult favorites, film festivals, etc., playing at theaters and pop-ups and/or streaming online....

How Bleu, Coleman went from ‘High School Musical’ to Lifetime

When former “High School Musical” co-stars Monique Coleman and Corbin Bleu prepared to dance onscreen together for the first time in 13 years, something...
Business & Finance

California small businesses confront rising inflation, wages

For Vivian Bowers, owner of a South Los Angeles dry cleaner, inflation hit home when her wholesale cost for hangers soared by 48% in...

Review: Sexy, satirical and spiritual, ‘Benedetta’ shows a lesbian nun’s life is not so...

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Publishing heiress asks $43 million for Bel-Air trophy estate

Taylor Thomson, the publishing heiress whom Bloomberg ranks as the 282nd-richest person in the world, has listed her Tudor-style mansion in Bel-Air for $43...
Business & Finance

TikTok creators say they lose videos through mass reporting

One hundred and forty-seven dollar signs fill the opening lines of the computer program. Rendered in an icy blue against a matte black background,...
Business & Finance

Officials say the ports logjam is easing, but numbers don’t tell the whole story

San Pedro Bay is looking less crowded these days. The fleet of massive container ships loitering just offshore from the ports of Long Beach...
Business & Finance

PG&E to pay $125-million penalty under Kincade fire settlement

Pacific Gas & Electric Co., whose faulty equipment was blamed for sparking California’s worst wildfire of 2019, will pay $125 million in fines and...

‘Betrayed’ review: A harrowing Norwegian Holocaust story

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‘Try Harder!’ review: The really smart students of San Francisco

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Rust crew member disputes Baldwin’s account of gun discharge

A member of the camera crew on the film “Rust” disputed claims by actor Alec Baldwin that he didn’t pull the trigger...

‘Silent Night’ review: The worst Apocalypse Noël ever

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Uber agrees $9 million California sexual assault settlement

Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to pay a $9-million settlement for its failure to comply with requests from California regulators for information about sexual...

‘I Was a Simple Man’ review: Soulful poetry at the end of a life

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Op-Ed: Producing Alice Sebold’s ‘Lucky’ helped lead to a man’s freedom

Last week the 1982 rape conviction of Anthony J. Broadwater was overturned. Broadwater spent more than 16 years in a New York state prison...
Business & Finance

HFPA chief diversity officer talks Golden Globes reforms

Last month, as part of its ongoing efforts to enact promised “transformational change,” the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., the group behind the Golden Globes,...

Review: ‘The Scary of Sixty-First’ falls short of its ambitions

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Gallery 90220 provides a space for Black creatives to collaborate

For Compton native David Colbert Jr., the goal is always to uplift his city and portray it in a positive light.That’s why he started...

Review: Sterlin Harjo’s affecting ‘Love and Fury’

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Business & Finance

BuzzFeed News workers walk off the job to protest contract talks

BuzzFeed News employees plan to walk off the job Thursday to protest what they say is the company’s failure to agree to a fair...
Real Estate

Tyra Banks tries to sell her fifth Pacific Palisades home for $7.895 million

Although Ellen DeGeneres may be Southern California’s most prolific celebrity house-flipper, Pacific Palisades is Tyra Banks’ territory. The supermodel-turned-actress-turned-reality TV host has flipped four...

‘West Side Story’ review: Spielberg gets his groove back

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Hiltzik: More Water Now ballot measure is a money grab

Whoever coined the phrase “Whisky is for drinking, water is for fighting” didn’t have things quite right.In California, water is for scamming. The newest...
Real Estate

Facing housing crisis, L.A. voters back duplexes in single-family neighborhoods

A majority of Los Angeles County voters back two new state laws designed to spur housing construction, including one that significantly changes traditional single-family...

Jane Campion explains ‘Power of the Dog,’ career choices

It’s a warm midafternoon in the vest-pocket piece of Beverly Hills greenery known as Will Rogers Memorial Park. The ducks are on the pond,...

‘The Hand of God’ review: Paolo Sorrentino looks back

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Review: George MacKay finds the ‘Wolf’ inside for fantasy-drama

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Review: Riz Ahmed drama ‘Encounter’ doesn’t get close enough

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What can USC football’s Lincoln Riley buy in Southern California

Lincoln Riley, USC’s bombshell pick to rebuild the Trojan football team, is moving from Oklahoma to Southern California soon, and he’ll have plenty of...
Real Estate

Tejon Ranch will build 19,300 “zero emission” homes

One of Southern California’s longest running development battles ended after two decades Wednesday when an environmental group agreed to the construction of a massive...
Business & Finance

Coronavirus Omicron variant begins to rattle travel industry

Another Greek letter is in the headlines and the travel industry is bracing for a new COVID-19 jolt.Several business conferences and international gatherings have...

Listen up: A playlist of 2022 Oscars original song contenders

Here’s a sampling of some of the best songs written for movies released this year. Not all of these are receiving award pushes, but...

‘Encanto’: A melange of music, magic and a dash of Miranda

Back when they were working on 2016’s Oscar-winning “Zootopia,” Jared Bush and Byron Howard were plotting their next move together: amusical. What would become...

‘Titane,’ ‘A Hero,’ ‘Drive My Car’: Unique visions in film

This year’s international feature Oscar race is a competitive one. Among the many strong submissions are films from well-known auteurs, including Colombia’s entry from...

Medieval ‘weirdness’ is running theme of ‘Green Knight’ score

The one note David Lowery kept giving his composer, Daniel Hart, was: “Be weirder.”Lowery’s film was already as weird as its source, the 14th...

Obsession, strength and trust drive three animated films

Three movies with international flavor — a French film about Japanese mountaineers, an American studio release set in a mythologized Southeast Asia and an...

Nostalgia turns dark in Edgar Wright film ‘Last Night in Soho’

Since moving to London at 20, Edgar Wright has spent hours upon hours in the central neighborhood of Soho. He’s written and edited his...

In ‘Cyrano’ song, voices swirl, dance and unite in harmony

The musical drama “Cyrano” morphed into something new from stage to screen; most significantly, director Joe Wright wanted a song performed by all...

As composer, Jonny Greenwood scores with twists of imagination

When the name Jonny Greenwood appears in a film’s opening credits, expect the unexpected. No longer merely “the guy from Radiohead” dabbling in film,...

The National charts musical course for ‘Cyrano,’ ‘C’mon C’mon’

It’s a pretty clever idea, when you have two films about communication and human connection, to hire twins to write the music. Brothers Bryce...

‘Luca’ director taps his own enduring friendship for Pixar

Long before sketching his path into animation, Italian director Enrico Casarosa was a timid boy from Genoa whose family sheltered him. Adventure eventually beckoned...

Brian Wilson doesn’t say much. Until you listen to his music.

Brian Wilson doesn’t say a whole lot, especially when he’s scared — like during an interview. Sitting at the grand piano in his Beverly...

Look for these international films in the best picture race

Somewhere around the 20-minute mark of “Titane,” Julia Ducournau’s astonishing (and I don’t use that word lightly), Palme d’Or-winning horror film, I was flashing...
Business & Finance

Here’s why you have many different credit scores

Dear Liz: Have you ever covered the fact that the credit score that a person receives from the reporting agencies is entirely different from...
Business & Finance

The West is suffering climate hell. But there’s still hope

To visualize the hellishness of the climate crisis in 2021, look no further than General Sherman, the world’s largest tree, wrapped in fire-resistant foil...

After ‘Rust’ shooting, investigators search weapons provider

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office released new documents Tuesday that shed more light on how live ammunition may have gotten on the set...
Business & Finance

‘The One’ could be auctioned January; priced at $250 million

The largest modern home in America could be auctioned in January starting at $250 million, its owner told a U.S. Bankruptcy Court official on...
Business & Finance

Moderna denies government scientists credit for COVID vaccine

While much of the world was sent into a swoon by the sudden emergence of the Omicron variant of the COVID virus, Moderna Inc....

Adam McKay details his professional split from Will Ferrell

When director Adam McKay and his former creative partner Will Ferrell broke up their production company in 2019, their longtime friendship ended too —...

Kristen Stewart’s trajectory to Oscar hopeful

Kristen Stewart’s early Oscar frontrunner status for her performance as Princess Diana in “Spencer” represents a remarkable journey from her breakthrough in the popular...

Gucci family says ‘House of Gucci’ portrays them as ‘thugs’

In the name of the designer, the family and the House of Gucci: The real Gucci family is “a bit disconcerted” with how ...
Business & Finance

Judge orders Google to hand over anti-union strategy documents

Google will have to turn over documents outlining its anti-union strategy in response to a National Labor Relations Board complaint against the online...

40 years later, the mystery over Natalie Wood’s death endures

Forty years ago, actress Natalie Wood drowned off the coast of Catalina Island.Authorities classified her death as an accident, concluding the 43-year-old star...

‘The Worst Person in the World’ isn’t the movie you think

When you first come across the movie title “The Worst Person in the World,” your gut reaction is probably to assume the film is...

Jennifer Hudson channels Aretha Franklin for an original song

When the idea was broached to include an original song at the end of Liesl Tommy’s “Respect,” Jennifer Hudson and her management team knew...

‘Flee’: An animated documentary of escape from Afghanistan

Everyone has secrets. Some big, some small. Danish filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen was keenly aware that one of his childhood friends had a story...

Paolo Sorrentino captures his youth in ‘Hand of God’

How do you pick an actor to, essentially, play yourself? And, more specifically, to portray yourself at one of the most pivotal moments in...
Business & Finance

ViacomCBS to sell famed Studio City TV lot for $1.85 billion

ViacomCBS has reached a $1.85-billion deal to sell the CBS Studio Center complex in Studio City — home to such landmark TV shows as...

Animated ‘Mitchells vs. Machines’ finds its style in imperfection

This is an animated comedy in which a robot uprising aims to rid Earth of all humans. But we’re not going to talk about...

How Anderson .Paak found his ‘Shang-Chi’ song at 4 a.m.

Inspiration can come at the most unexpected times. For night owl and four-time Grammy winner Brandon Paak Anderson(who performs as Anderson .Paak), those peak...

Caught between two lives in ‘C’mon C’mon’

In “C’mon C’mon,” a monochromatic palette visually ties the journey’s underlying themes as it explores personal connections and self-discovery, where its workaholic main character...
Real Estate

Some California cities try to blunt new duplex law with restrictions on new developments

With California on the verge of allowing multi-unit housing in neighborhoods previously reserved for single-family homes, some cities are rushing to pass restrictions on...

Bono plumbs the mysteries of music in his life and in ‘Sing 2’

Bono is at home, literally, talking about his first substantial acting role and the ongoing mystery of what he does for a living....
Business & Finance

Column: Insulin prices reveal greed of healthcare middlemen

Politicians for years have been making a show of wringing their hands over sky-high prescription drug prices. And no drug has drawn more scrutiny,...
Real Estate

How San Pedro, not Santa Monica, became home to L.A.’s port

If matters had gone differently about 125 years ago, all those monster cargo ships now backed up at anchor off San Pedro would instead...

‘Julia,’ ‘Attica,’ ‘First Wave’: chronicles of key moments in time

Documentary features have become one of the most competitive categories at the Academy Awards. If the trend continues, entries in the running for the...

Arlene Dahl, ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ actor turned enpreneur, dies

Arlene Dahl, the actor whose charm and striking red hair shone in such Technicolor movies of the 1950s as “Journey to the Center of...

’14 Peaks’ review: Nirmal Purja overcomes the impossible

“Don’t be afraid to dream big,” says Nepali mountaineer Nirmal “Nims” Purja at the start of the arresting documentary “14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible.”...
Business & Finance

NLRB orders a new Amazon union election in Alabama

The National Labor Relations Board ordered a new union election at an Amazon facility in Alabama, after reviewing allegations that Amazon had engaged in...

‘Encanto’ explained: Why Disney Latinx musical chose Colombia

Everyone born into the Madrigal family is fantastical and magical. Well, almost everyone.Directed by Jared Bush and Byron Howard, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto,”...
Business & Finance

‘Modern Family’ creator Steve Levitan sells Malibu beach house

In one of Malibu’s priciest deals of the year, Steve Levitan — creator of shows such as “Modern Family” and “Just Shoot Me” —...

David Gulpilil, Indigenous actor in ‘Crocodile Dundee,’ dies

David Gulpilil, Australia’s most acclaimed Indigenous actor who rose to fame in “Crocodile Dundee,” has died of lung cancer, a government leader said Monday....
Real Estate

Dolph Lundgren’s Hollywood Hills home sells for $3.71 million

Dolph Lundgren has won his bout with the Hollywood Hills housing market, selling his modern, boxy abode for $3.71 million.The Swedish actor and martial...

‘Drive My Car’ review: Hamaguchi’s haunting masterpiece

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Why Matthew McConaughey is not running for Texas governor

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey won’t be running for governor in his home state of Texas, snuffing out hopes for “alright, alright, alright” as a...

Disney’s ‘Encanto’ tops Gaga’s ‘House of Gucci’ at box office

Disney Animation’s “Encanto” bested its many competitors over the extended Thanksgiving weekend, conjuring $40.3 million at the domestic box office, according to estimates from...

Kirsten Dunst on ‘Power of the Dog,’ Campion & Jesse Plemons

Kirsten Dunst has done something more than just grow up on screen. In her choice of roles, she has let viewers in on each...

‘House of Gucci’ true story: The real people of Gucci case

It’s fitting that Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci” has a title card that reads “inspired by the true story.” The Gucci family themselves had...

‘Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn’ review: Hot sex, hard truths

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Business & Finance

Black Friday shoppers face supply backlogs, COVID concerns

In the most consumptive nation on Earth, Black Friday in the U.S. has long been viewed as the ultimate looking glass: reflecting all that...

Things to do, movies, L.A., O.C.: ‘Die Hard,’ Christmas

Find a flick with our weekly curated list of classic movies, cult favorites, film festivals, etc., playing at theaters and pop-ups and/or streaming online....

‘Like a Rolling Stone’ review: Journalist Ben Fong-Torres rolls on

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‘Writing With Fire’ review: Indian women on the front lines

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Review: Floyd Russ’ debut feature ‘Ayar’

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Paul Thomas Anderson explains ‘Licorice Pizza’ on Valley tour

Paul Thomas Anderson is behind the wheel and we’re headed north on Balboa Boulevard to the Van Nuys Golf Course, a nice little pitch-and-putt...
Business & Finance

Hiltzik: Why do we fear inflation?

Is there an economic term that strikes more fear into the hearts of consumers than “inflation”?Probably not. When inflation is rising even modestly, it...
Business & Finance

Supply chain woes mean huge profits for logistics companies

Thirty thousand high-end snow globes are trapped in San Pedro Bay, split between two shipping containers on two ships in the idle flotilla offshore.One...

‘What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?’ review: Feel-good charm

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How ‘Get Back’ on Disney+ remixed 1969 Beatles footage

In early January 1969, as the Beatles tried to wrestle a new song, “Two of Us,” into shape, Paul McCartney and George Harrison fell...
Business & Finance

High prices, food insecurity crimps Thanksgiving dinners

Higher prices for groceries. Record gas costs. An ongoing pandemic that has meant reduced work hours for some and an inability to work for...

‘House of Gucci’ movie reviews: Lady Gaga is ‘electrifying’

Critics are saying bravo to singer-actor Lady Gaga for her performance in Ridley Scott’s new “House of Gucci.”The flashy family drama about the scandalous...

‘The Humans’ review: Schumer, Yeun in Thanksgiving drama

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Business & Finance

High gas prices are hitting pickup truck owners hard

That silver Dodge Ram Warlock with the 5.7-liter V-8 Hemi engine must have looked pretty sweet when gasoline prices hovered around $4 a gallon....

The feminist love story between Julia Child and husband Paul

While Julia Child was busy teaching her loyal public television viewers how to make boeuf bourguignon, her husband could be found crawling at her...
Business & Finance

Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping hours list

The pandemic last year forced major retailers to dump Thanksgiving shopping hours at physical stores, and most are staying closed for another year.Target has...

Review: ‘8-Bit Christmas’ and ‘A Boy Called Christmas’

What makes a great Christmas movie? Something devotional, something heartwarming, something “Die Hard"-y with lots of violence and death? Two new entries in the...

‘The Summit of the Gods’ review: Scaling the mystery of Everest

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