There were more than 40 mass shootings in the United States last year, prompting many politicians to hold forth and a large number of Americans to simply shake their heads. Now a new group is entering the debate: independent filmmakers.
As the Paris attacks and their aftermath have played out this weekend, once again we stare dazed at the cable news screen, facing questions we never imagined — questions we suspect have no answers.
“My job is like an ambulance chaser,” Rock said. “I’ve got to look for movies with white guys falling out of them.”
The British election results Thursday night took even the seasoned by surprise. A race that was supposed to be tighter than a bearskin hatband and even potentially set off a parliamentary crisis turned out to be a romp for David Cameron’s Conservatives.
The division between Scotland’s two main political parties has resurfaced as the Nationalist Party seeks to sweep the national elections this Thursday.
By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — The U.S. ambassador to Ukraine had stern words for Russia on Friday, continuing a week in which Washington has toughened its rhetoric against Russian President Vladimir Putin over his nation’s alleged involvement in clashes in eastern Ukraine. More than a week after the downing of Malaysia […]
By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk abruptly resigned Thursday afternoon as Kiev’s ruling parliamentary coalition fell apart. In a brief statement, Yatsenyuk told Parliament, “I announce my resignation in connection with the collapse of the coalition and the blocking of government initiatives.” He criticized lawmakers for gridlock […]
By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times New movies from veteran directors such as Jason Reitman, Noah Baumbach, and Shawn Levy — not to mention the work of some less expected filmmaking types — will make their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival when it kicks off this September, organizers said Tuesday. The Canadian […]
By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — A train carrying more than 280 bodies from Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 arrived in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv early Tuesday afternoon, ending a nearly five-day waiting period for families who lost loved ones in the crash. The train made a halting journey to the city […]
By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times The battle for control at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 entered a new chapter Sunday focused on the fate of victims’ bodies, and U.S. and British leaders pointed fingers at Russia for nurturing the separatists suspected of bringing down the airliner. “There’s a buildup of extraordinary […]
By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk had harsh words for Russia and President Vladimir Putin on Monday, saying the country is “on the dark side,” blaming it again for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 and demanding that it close its Western border to halt separatist activity in eastern […]
By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — A day after a Malaysia Airlines plane traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed near the Russian border in eastern Ukraine, the Malaysian transportation minister said he believed the crew bore no responsibility for the deadly flight plan. “The flight path taken by MH17 was approved […]