Category Archives: Movies

Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Desert Variations Edition)

“Person to Person” (2017, Magnolia) An ensemble of indie talent anchors this frequently amusing confection about New Yorkers whose lives intersect while in pursuit of various hopes and schemes. Serving as a sort of hub is Bene Coopersmith, a real-life … Continue reading

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‘The Shape of Water’ Guillermo del Toro’s Magical Fairy Tale About True Love

This is truly one of the most unique love stories you will ever see. It’s also one that is absolutely beautiful and mesmerizing, and once again shows us the genius of  Guillermo del Toro (Pans Labyrith). Sally Hawkins brilliantly plays … Continue reading

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‘The Post’ Stephen Spielberg’s Brilliant, Thrilling Film About the Fight To Protect The First Amendment

When I saw the film ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” I left the theatre saying, “This is definitely the best film of 2017,” but now that I’ve seen Spielberg’s “The Post” I think it’s definitely a tie. The year is … Continue reading

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Takes Us On A Fantastic Trip Proving The Force is Definitely Still With Us

I saw this film yesterday at the Disney Studios where the audience consisted of press and guests. It was more than obvious that expectations were high, very high, and from the loud applause as the credit rolled, no one was disappointed. … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Short and Sweet Tough Guys Edition)

“Animal Factory” (2000, Arrow Video) Intent on surviving behind bars, new prison inmate Edward Furlong forges an alliance with flinty fellow con Willem Dafoe, which will have a lasting impact on the future – and freedom – of both men. … Continue reading

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“Kedi” Signing & spcaLA Benefit at Amoeba Music

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“Dynamic Dames Film” Series Kicks off Inimitable Opening Night at Hollywood’s New Arena Cinelounge, with “Don’t Bother to Knock”; Marilyn’s First Starring Film!

Marilyn Monroe:  Ever hearken back to her primary starring role and what it might have been?  A Queen, a High Society Girl, A Rich Heiress?  Well guess again, then again 18 times over; If you had been at this past … Continue reading

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Susie Singer Carter’s “My Mom and the Girl” Takes Tough, yet Tender Look at Alzheimer’s via Tremendous Portrayal by Valerie Harper

“Bitch, you took my baby!” yells a mother to a daughter, amidst the shadowed walls and dimly lit rooms of your average American condo at roughly 3 o’clock in the morning; Said scenario initially conjuring up images of the best, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange – “Mansion of the Doomed” (1975)

Following in the footsteps of such perfection-minded but misguided medicos as Dr. Genessier in “Eyes Without a Face” and Jesus Franco’s awful Dr. Orloff, surgeon Richard Basehart decides that the only way to assuage his guilt over accidentally blinding his … Continue reading

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Chasing Trane: Exploring a Jazz Giant at the GRAMMY Museum

John Coltrane left this mortal plane fifty years ago, but the his spirit lives on in his music, which remains as influential and powerful as ever. The GRAMMY Museum explores the jazz giant’s life and work with it’s newest exhibit … Continue reading

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