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Movies Till Dawn: Hired, Wired and Inspired Edition

“First Reformed” (2017, Lionsgate) Locked into an emotional and spiritual spiral by the loss of parishioners, the death of his son and declining health, a small-town Protestant minister (Ethan Hawke) finds something like purpose in the apocalyptic visions of a … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: September Super Shock Show Edition

“Hereditary” (2018, Lionsgate) A pair of deaths – one by natural causes, the other a horrible accident – appear to herald the arrival of a monstrous and possessive presence in the lives of an emotionally troubled family. Deeply unsettling feature debut/endurance … Continue reading

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Talking About the Beatles! Friday August 3, at McCabe’s in Santa Monica

Every great city has its legendary music venues. Every great city has its history of legendary musical events. And every once in awhile a city, a venue and a collection of talented artists come together to make certain words like … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Watch It! This Weekend (Salvation Edition)

Please note – possible spoilers in this first review. “The Good Place: Season Two” (2017-2018, Shout Factory) Hard-living but recently deceased Kristen Bell and her equally dead friend, ethics professor William Jackson Harper, find that their home in the afterlife, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Watch It! This Weekend (After Life Edition)

“You Were Never Really Here” (2017, Lionsgate) Burnt to a haunted cinder by a lifetime of unspeakable violence, Joe (Joaquin Phoenix) purges a ceaseless death wish by stalking and murdering those who traffic in underage girls. Writer-director Lynne Ramsay‘s adaptation … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: “Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town”

“Izzy” isn’t on DVD/Blu-ray yet – it premiered to acclaim at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival and opens in theaters courtesy of Shout Factory on June 22 – but it deserves your time away from home all the same, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (International Kaleidoscope Edition)

“A Fistful of Dollars: Special Edition” (1964, Kino Lorber) Grizzled stranger Clint Eastwood enters a small Mexican town dominated by two warring families, and offers his peerless talents with a pistol to both sides. An unofficial remake of Akira Kurosawa’s … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Week (Short and Sweet Virginia Edition)

“Phantom Thread” (2017, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) Confoundingly plotted but beautiful to view, this Oscar-nominated drama from Paul Thomas Anderson concerns a love quadrangle of sorts, between a brilliant, obsessive fashion designer (Oscar nominee Daniel Day-Lewis), his devotion to his … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Delinquent Spirits Edition)

“Pastor Paul” (2015, IndiePix) Pressed into playing the ghost of Hamlet’s father in a Ghanaian film, white mathematician Benjamin (co-writer/producer/director Jules David Bartkowski) appears to become possessed by a real spirit, and sets out to find help from both the … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Week (Sweet and Sour Edition)

“Frank and the Wondercat” (2017, Brinkvision) After enduring years of emotional anorexia from his father and ex-wife, Pittsburgh native Frank Furko found something like family and happiness with a football-sized cat named Pudgie Wudgie. For nearly two decades, Furko parlayed … Continue reading

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