Category Archives: Movies

Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: “Diary of a Teenage Girl”

Phoebe Gloeckner’s “Diary of a Teenage Girl” is “An Account in Words and Pictures” about Minnie, a fifteen-year-old who is having an affair with Monroe; a 35-year-old man who is also her mother’s lover.  What makes this story so different … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “London Town” at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival

“London Town” is a coming-of-age story set among the turmoil of Thatcher’s England. During the era there were widespread labor strikes,  and race relations in England were at an all-time low as The National Front gained power and threatened violence against immigrants. Shay, played by Daniel … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Opening Night” at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival

“Opening Night” is a romantic and comedic musical take on the chaotic opening night for a Broadway musical called “One Hit Wonderland”. More simply, “Opening Night” is a musical about a musical. Nick, played by Topher Grace (That 70’s Show), is a … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Norwegian Rock and Roll Mystery Rollercoaster Invasion Edition

Midnight – “Green Room” – Thriller (2015, Lionsgate) Trapped inside the green room at a ratty music joint in Oregon is the Ain’t Rights, a punk band who have had the bad luck to witness the murder of another musician … Continue reading

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“Mötley Crüe: The End” Premieres in Theaters

In early 2014, Mötley Crüe announced they would embark on a two year final tour saying goodbye to the fans, celebrating their history, and going out on top with all four original members. The band played over 70 arenas in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Night International Crime Wave

12 a.m. – “Blood and Black Lace” – Horror (1964, Arrow Video) The brutal murder of a fashion model leads to the revelation of a diary in which she detailed the various vices carried out at her salon, leaving both … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Night All-American ‘70s Crime Wave

12 a.m. – “Dillinger” – Action (1973, Arrow Video) Writer-direction John Milius’ penchant for storytelling on a semi-mythical level makes him the ideal choice to helm this revisionist take on Depression Era gangster John Dillinger for American International Pictures. As … Continue reading

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LACO @ the Movies: An Evening of Disney Silly Symphonies

This Saturday, June 4th, The Orpheum Theatre will screen seven of Disney’s beloved “Silly Symphonies,” with the scores performed live by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO). Entitled LACO @ the Movies: An Evening of Disney Silly Symphonies, the event … Continue reading

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Lummis Day Presents Three Films about Los Angeles

On Friday, June 3rd, from 7pm until 10pm, the Highland Park Independent Film Festival and Lummis Day will present Three Films about Los Angeles. The evening will begin with two short films — “Once Upon a Time in Chavez Ravine,” … Continue reading

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Duff McKagan: It’s So Easy And Other Lies Begins Theatrical Run

Music fans love to get an inside look at the lifestyles of their idols, and the new documentary “It’s So Easy and Other Lies,” directed by Christopher Duddy, does not disappoint. The film is a vertiginous ride through the life … Continue reading

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