Tag Archives: AL PACINO

Diane Keaton’s Then Again: La-Di-Dah Divulged

By Victoria Looseleaf Annie Hall. Reds. The Godfather trilogy. But before those incredible flicks, there was this: Diane Keaton* was one of the only members of the original Broadway cast of Hair – to keep her clothes on. And she … Continue reading

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The Tree of Life: A Magnificent Meditation

By Victoria Looseleaf Like Shostakovich’s 1932 satiric opera, Orango, which received its world premiere only last week at Walt Disney Concert Hall (click here to read our review of that), we’re coming to The Tree of Life, directed by Terrence … Continue reading

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Blue Nights: Equally Blue Days

By Victoria Looseleaf Joan Didion, we feel your pain. And it is searing, as losing a child always is. Mercifully, though, Didion’s latest book on grief and loss, Blue Nights (Alfred A. Knopf), is short, because it’s doubtful we could … Continue reading

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Bad Cops/Bad Wall Street Flicks: The Son of No One; Margin Call

By Victoria Looseleaf The nadir of thriller cop movies, The Son of No One reeks of wrongness, starting with the inane and meaningless title. It’s also got more annoying flashbacks than LSD guru Timothy Leary must have experienced during his … Continue reading

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Running Amok With Johnny (Legz) Leguizamo

By Victoria Looseleaf  He’s so cool we can hardly contain ourselves. Indeed, after trekking down to Irvine the other night for a flamenco concert (click here to read our coverage of that, including our LAT review, the one in which … Continue reading

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