James Ellroy

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    October 2, 2014
  • Film

    February 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Dude Food: Farewell 2008

    Six weeks of things fried and greasy, slopped in barbecue sauce or glopped from a buffet tub--damn it's been great.Mostly.This year was a short one, considering we started City of Ate less than two months ago. The Dude Food dudes return to action January 6, 2009, diving weekly into the pit of Dallas ... More >>

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    April 10, 2008
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    January 10, 2008
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    December 28, 2006
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    December 15, 2006

    So, Like, Wanna Know Who Killed J.F.K.?

    Think you know who killed J.F.K.? Yup, you were right: super patriots. No, not Captain America, although you never know. We're talking "neo-patriots who thought they were doing something good for the country" by offing Kennedy during his trip to Dallas in November 1963. Actually, we're not talking a ... More >>

  • Film

    September 14, 2006

    Ghost World

    True-crime noir goes searching for Hollywood's heart of darkness

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    April 27, 2006
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    November 11, 2004
  • Culture

    September 25, 2003

    The Reel Who

    Twenty-five years later, a filmmaker comes to grips with his Kids

  • Film

    July 17, 2003

    Bad Boys of Dumber

    See it, don't see it--whatcha gonna do?

  • Film

    April 24, 2003

    Raising the Bar

    At last, the USA Film Festival is back under the influence

  • Film

    February 20, 2003

    Cop Out

    Ellroy + Ayer = a familiar bad-cop movie in which L.A. burns

  • Culture

    March 28, 2002

    The Pitch

    In 1988, Ron Shelton made Bull Durham. In 2002, it couldn't be done.

  • Music

    May 31, 2001

    Johnny Come Lately

    Johnny Dowd's twisted, desperate music sounds good at any age

  • Culture

    May 17, 2001

    In Cold Blood

    Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image

  • Film

    March 30, 2000

    High time

    John Cusack's romantic comedy about a man... and his record collection

  • Film

    February 24, 2000

    Wonder bread

    Curtis Hanson builds us a cheese sandwich out of Chabon's novel

  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    Squeeze player

    With his mob connections and starlet phone numbers, Dick Contino was the coolest accordionist in 1950s L.A. -- which is why he's James Ellroy's buddy

  • Film

    January 8, 1998

    Comfortably numb

    The best films of '97 either provoked or entertained

  • Film

    January 1, 1998

    On the fringes

    Most of the year's best films were from the outside looking in

  • Film

    September 18, 1997

    Police brutality

    The terrific L.A. Confidential captures our worst suspicions of how the world works

  • Film

    September 11, 1997

    City of angles

    How Curtis Hanson turned James Ellroy's epic crime novel L.A. Confidential into one of the year's best films

  • Film

    April 13, 1995

    Beating heart

    A stark New Zealand drama explores the roots of violence