Category Archives: Movies

Movie Review: “Dark Was The Night”

“Dark Was The Night” is a thriller directed by Jack Heller, starring Kevin Durand and Lukas Haas. The movie, shot mostly in cold, blue lighting, is the story of a small town called Maiden Woods that is suddenly plagued by a … Continue reading

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Starz Brings Back Evil Dead as a Television Series Starring Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless

“Ash vs. Evil Dead,” the first installment in the Evil Dead franchise since “Army of Darkness” in 1992, will premier on Starz Saturday, October 31 at 9 PM. The original filmmakers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell, along with Craig … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: In Glorious Black and White

12 a.m. – “The House of Mystery” – Adventure/Drama/Serial (1921-1923, Flicker Alley) Think of this ten-episode, six-and-a-half-hour silent French melodrama as an arthouse thriller in serial form, with the best qualities of each of those styles and genres. Produced and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Seoul Searching” at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival

There is no doubt that John Hughes had a great impact on American culture in the 80’s and 90’s as he cleverly tapped into the zeitgeist and sensibilities of the era with movies such as: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Chuck Norris vs Communism” at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival

“Chuck Norris vs Communism” is the case of an irresistible title meeting a compelling story. This documentary explores the influence of Western movies had on Romanian cultural underground during the communist reign of Nicolae Ceaușescu that helped precipitate the downfall of communism … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival

Minnie Goetze, played Bel Powley, wants love, rad sex, a perfect body, acceptance and the life of an artist in this late 70’s San Francisco tale. “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” is based on the book of the same title … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “A Girl Like Grace” at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival

“A Girl Like Grace” screened at this years LAFF as part of the “Zeitgeist” category. Ryan Distiny‘s character Grace is exceptionally bright but confined and suffocated with a somewhat disinterested fun loving single mother Lisa who is played by Garcelle … Continue reading

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Goodnight Dark Prince: Sir Christopher Lee has Left the Belfry

On June 7th, Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, closed the coffin lid on an illustrious life as colorful and sometimes as serious as the  films he starred in.  A descendant of European royalty and great-grandson of Italian opera singer Countess Estelle Marie, Lee … Continue reading

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Pentatonix ‘On My Way Home’ Documentary Screening

What a year it has been for the acapella majesty, otherwise known as Pentatonix. From their platinum-selling holiday album “That’s Christmas to Me” to a Grammy award to completing their sold-out headlining ‘On My Way Home Tour,” the talented quintet … Continue reading

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The Art Directors Guild Screens “Robin Hood” in Honor of Carl Jules Weyl

The Art Directors Guild Film Society and American Cinematheque presents a June 28th screening of the 1938 classic “The Adventures of Robin Hood” at Santa Monica’s Aero Theatre, to celebrate Academy Award-winning production designer Carl Jules Weyl. Starring Errol Flynn, Olivia De … Continue reading

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