Tag Archives: Billy Bennight

Movie Review: “The Favourite” Screening at AFI FEST Presented By Audi

In the opening minutes of  The Favourite, a film set during the reign of Queen Anne of England and the last monarch of the House of Stuart, during The Caroline era, a tempest brews in courtly fashion of the period. … Continue reading

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Gallery: The 41st Occasional Doo Dah Parade

It was another glorious whoop-de-do day at the 41st Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade on Sunday, November 18, 2018, in East Pasadena. Presided over by Queen Jennipha Lauren Wilson, “Trashy but Classy” and King Earl Clayton Louckes, the regulars were … Continue reading

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Art at The Rendon: STORIES

It was with considerable success when Hidden Rooms, Art at The Rendon’s first installation, was launched early this summer in the three-story brick Rendon Hotel by Event Producer Cindy Schwarzstein of Cartwheel Art. With its fantastic and varied approach to performance and encounters … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Softness of Bodies’ at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival

Charlotte Parks lives in Berlin; Charlotte hula hoops; Charlotte is a cyclist, Charlotte is a poet; Charlotte rolls her own cigarettes; Charlotte is a shoplifter and Charlotte is going to face a reckoning . . . maybe, maybe not. Charlotte, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘In Reality’ at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival

“In Reality” is a millennial “love story” or really not a “love story” at all, but an analysis, or an observation of the breakdown of what “romantic love” is, is not, and never was as seen by the humorously watchful eye … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Solace’ at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival

Sole, played by Hope Olaide Wilson, finds herself untethered from the life she knows after her father’s death. She is subsequently unable to fulfill her dream of going to Africa with her mentor, Keynah, played by Jean Nadine, who has tied Sole … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Spell’ at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival

Barak Hardley wrote and starred in this odd, dark, and fanciful slacker thriller/creepy drama. The movie opens with Benny, a comic illustrator played by Barak, randomly arriving in Reykjavik Iceland. There is an air of confusion about why he’s in Reykjavik, but … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘SOCRATES’ at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival

Socrates is a gritty and emotionally charged Brazilian indie by writer/director Alex Moratto. The plot centers on a a 15 year old boy, Christian Malheiros as Socrates, whose life is forever changed after his mother’s unexpected and inexplicable death in São Paulo’s ghetto of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Saint Judy’ at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival

“Saint Judy” has a stellar cast of fine actors that include: Leem Lubany as Asefa Ashwari, Common as Benjamin Adebayo, Alfre Woodard as Judge Benton, Alfred Molina as Ray Hernandez and Michelle Monaghan as Judy Wood. Together they bring the real-life story of immigration lawyer Judy Wood to life on … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Making Montgomery Clift’ at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival

The Clash’s The Right Profile comes bubbling through my consciousness whenever the topic of screen legend Montgomery Clift—”Monty”—comes up. The jaunty tune easily catches your attention in a sing-a-long fashion, along with references to the dark undertow that accompanies Clift’s … Continue reading

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