Category Archives: Movies

Movies Till Dawn: TV Archaeology (and New Discoveries)

“The Twilight Zone (2019): Season One” (2019, CBS DVD/Paramount Home Video) The middle ground between light and shadow gets another revamp, this time from “Us” director Jordan Peele. The ten episodes in its debut season for the CBS All Access … Continue reading

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FIDM Celebrates the Craft of Motion Picture Costume Design

The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) Museum in Los Angeles opened an exhibit this week of costumes from films to commemorate the 92nd annual Academy Awards. The collection includes over 100 costumes from more than 30 films. Besides … Continue reading

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LA Through a Cracked Lens: Getting Ready for the Oscars!

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Movies Till Dawn: What’s New for 2020? (Part 2)

“Parasite” (2019, Universal Home Entertainment) Impoverished and terminally downtrodden, the Kim family appears to strike upon a foolproof (if ruthless) plan to alleviate their financial woes: they charm, beguile and lie their way into jobs as domestics for a wealthier … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Siren Calls

“The Letter” (1940, Warner Archives Collection) That Bette Davis, the wife of a rubber plantation owner in British Malaya, was justified in shooting the man who attempted to assault her, is accepted without question by the area’s white/wealthy community, and … Continue reading

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David Lynch Interrogates a Monkey and it is Everything you Could Hope it Would Be

Netflix’s best new release is another slice of surreal heaven from David Lynch. The black and white short film, “What Did Jack Do?” clocks in at only 17 minutes, which is actually the perfect amount of time. David Lynch plays … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Secret Rites of the Saturday Morning Strange

“The Peanut Butter Solution” (Severin Kids, 1985) A chance encounter with wo ghosts renders young Michael Mackay completely bald; the same said spirits attempt to rectify the situation with magical glop, comprised largely of peanut butter, which causes him to … Continue reading

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Sunrise: A Classic Film Rises Again With A New Score

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans won three Oscars at the inaugural Academy Awards ceremony in 1929. The Los Angeles Master Chorale, in conjunction with the Sundance Institute, is bringing the silent classic back to the big screen at Walt … Continue reading

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Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2020 in LA

The Chinese Lunar New Year in LA has always been a no-brainer. Just head over to Chinatown for their annual Golden Dragon Parade and festival. But Chinatown is not the only game in town. We have found several places for … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Big Trouble

“Big Trouble in Little China” (1988, Shout! Factory) Trucker Kurt Russell discovers that his big-mouth-and-big-gun approach might not help pal Dennis Dun reclaim his fiancĂ©e (Suzee Pai) from an ancient Chinese sorcerer (James Hong) living under the streets of San … Continue reading

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