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

Rams (Icelandic:Hrútar) was an unexpected pleasure at AFI FEST. This is Grimur Hakonarson‘s second dramatic film and is Iceland’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. The movie is set in rural Iceland and centered around two brothers … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Queen Of The Desert” Screening at AFI FEST Presented By Audi

Werner Herzog‘s world premiere of “Queen Of The Desert” was met with some criticism at the Berlin Film Festival in February, yet it was nominated for a Golden Bear. So I attended this screening with particular interest to see the work … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “H.” Screening at AFI FEST Presented By Audi

“H.” is an odd and mysterious film that inhabits an obscure place in the apocalyptic genre of film storytelling, filled with symbolism that may or may not hold meaning. Its story line is built around the apocalypse, but on a micro level, showing how … Continue reading

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

“Krisha” is a character study of a recovering alcoholic making a reentry, sober, into her family for a Thanksgiving meal and an opportunity to reunite with her son after years of estrangement. Anyone who has white trash southern roots knows … Continue reading

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2001: A Space Odyssey / Hollywood Bowl, 8/18/15

Sitting under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl was the ideal setting for experiencing Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by conductor Brad Lubman, gave a stellar performance of the … 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 by 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 … 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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World Premiere of “How He Fell In Love” at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas LA

“How He Fell In Love” is a quirky alternative “Dramedy” that focuses on a brief pivotal moments in two people lives when their paths randomly meet at a wedding. Matt McGorry’s character, Travis, is the jilted ex-boyfriend of the bride and … Continue reading

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