Category Archives: Movies

Movies Till Dawn: Even More Spookshows for Shut-Ins

“Zombie For Sale” (2019, Arrow Films) The discovery of a zombie whose bite leaves the victim feeling rejuvenated provides a family of rural eccentrics with what they believe a get-rich-quick scheme. Amusing South Korean horror-comedy eschews the usual veins tapped … Continue reading

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Director Interview – Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash with Jared Cohn

There are few bands that are woven into the very fabric and history of a region’s culture, bands that are even regarded as a lifestyle. With lyrics and music relating to everyone from the common working man to the deployed … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Helmut Newton: The Bad and The Beautiful”

Isabella Rossellini states in the Helmut Newton documentary, The Bad & The Beautiful, “Helmut explained… (he) exposes a lot of the man(’s) feelings. You know, I don’t think his comments are about the women as much as his own feeling(s) … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Unique, Eccentric, Exceptional

“” (2020, Magnolia Home Entertainment) If you weren’t aware of civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis, who died on July 17 of this year, this documentary is the right place to start. Director Dawn Porter‘s film provides a basic … Continue reading

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Life-Affirming Movies for When Things Look Bleak

The Covid pandemic has been rough for everybody, and some days it hits you harder than usual. Make a tub of popcorn, cozy up with a loved one (including pets), and put on one of these movies recommended by the … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Somewhere Else

“Bacurau” (2019, Kino Lorber) Faced with extinction on two fronts – starvation, addiction and neglect by the government, and “Most Dangerous Game”-style slaughter by wealthy Western tourists (led by Udo Kier) – the residents of a remote Brazilian village turn … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: For the Long Haul

“Star Trek: Short Treks” (2020, Paramount Home Video/CBS DVD) Nine shorts from CBS All Access, all focused on small but pivotal moments in the lives of characters from “Star Trek: Discovery” and the greater “Trek” universe. A working knowledge of … Continue reading

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Grand Park Invites You to Celebrate the 4th of July at Home with Rapper D Smoke, Chef Susan Feniger, Danny Trejo, and Shepard Fairey

Grand Park + The Music Center’s annual Block Parties have been Los Angeles’ go-to events for eight years. In spite of the Covid pandemic, they will continue to tradition with their “4th of July Block Party: Home Edition.” The first … Continue reading

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You Can Still See Movies During the ‘Rona – at the Drive-In!

If you are of a certain age, you will certainly remember drive-in theaters. The drive-in, as in, “Let’s go to the drive-in!” and “What’s playing at the drive-in?” You and a buddy (and possibly 3 or 4 more in the … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Sunday Screenings (The Normal New 2)

“Desolation Center” (2018) Everything you need to know about this documentary, which recalls a series of ’80s-era punk festivals in the Mojave Desert and downtown LA, is covered by Elise in this post. It’s currently available through streaming platforms, and … Continue reading

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