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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: Madeline’s Madeline: A Surrealist Expressionist Coming of Age Drama

Madeline’s Madeline is part of the independent film movement that embraces surrealism, symbolism and expressionism as a way to tell a story. There is a ‘don’t look away’ visceral sense memory sensibility driving this uniques film. The cinematography is very much a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Tales of the American with an Exclusive Interview with Girl George

The documentary film, Tales of the American, to put it simply, is an onion. It peels away years of cultural debris, exposing the history of a century-old hotel originally called The Canadian and built for African-Americans by architect Octavius Morgan. Over … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Skid Row Marathon’ at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival

Skid Row Marathon is an amazing feature-length documentary about Judge Craig Mitchell and his running club in DTLA’s Skid Row. Judge Craig Mitchell is a judge of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County appointed by by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. As a … Continue reading

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The Love Witch: A Kitchy Witchy Cult Classic In The Making!

Trish (Laura Waddell), asks Elaine (Samantha Robinson), “What do men really want?” “Just a pretty woman to love them, to take care of them,” was Elaine’s response, setting the tone of the “The Love Witch.” This campy comedic-thriller by Anna Biller … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Political Animals” at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival

Sheila Kuehl, a child actress and one time regular as Zelda on Dobie Gillis, finds her political footing in California’s political theater as the first openly gay state Senator. “Political Animals” is the story of four openly gay elected state politicians, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “11:55” at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival

Victor Almanzar stars in “11:55,” as Nelson Sanchez, a marine freshly returned from Iraq to his family and in particular, his sister Angie, played by Elizabeth Rodriguez. The first part of the indie feature establishes their relationship before expanding the story to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Knight of Cups

Many years ago, I had a friend tell me that Iggy Pop’s “The Passenger” was his favorite song, because he could so relate to it. His take was that it was about having a rich, varied life, but one that was totally out of the control of … Continue reading

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2oolander: Why I Like Number 2

I took my 17 year old and his buddy to see 2oolander tonight, and we laughed through the entire movie. In fact, the whole theater did. I found all of the cameos amusing; beginning with Justin Bieber and ending with Tommy Hilfiger. … Continue reading

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2016 ACTRA Awards To Honor Neve Campbell With The National Award of Excellence

Hollywood is in the thrall of award season and engulfed in a blur of the process of honoring so many talented and gifted artist for their hard work. ACTRA will be hosting its own award event. ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian … Continue reading

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