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  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    SAG-AFTRA LAUNCHES STRIKE AGAINST ADVERTISING AGENCY BBH

    In a warning shot to the advertising industry, Hollywood's actors union announced Thursday a strike against the agency Bartle Bogle...

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  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    REVIEW: LESS THAN SCARY 'STRANGE NATURE' DOES GET RURAL MINNESOTA RIGHT

    The phenomenon of mysteriously deformed frogs populating rural American waterways provides the impetus for “Strange Nature,” an environmental...

    Reviews, Review, Horror, Mystery
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    REVIEW: 'THE STORYTELLER' SPINS AN UNCONVINCING FAIRY TALE

    “Everything happens for a reason,” says one of the characters in this feeble feel-good movie that blends childhood trauma, “Peter Pan”...

    Reviews, Review, Family, Features, Feature
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    REVIEW: 'SCIENCE FAIR' IS A WINNER, EVEN IN A YEAR OF EXTRAORDINARY DOCUMENTARIES

    Even in a year of extraordinary documentaries like “RBG,” “Won't You Be My Neighbor” and “Three Identical Strangers,” “Science Fair”...

    Reviews, Award, Review, Documentary, Awards
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    REVIEW: DOCUMENTARY 'JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS' WORTHY OF ITS LENGTH AND, PERHAPS, AN ENCORE

    Jane Fonda has, as they say, lived a life. More than a few, in fact, as evidenced by the highly enjoyable and immersive HBO documentary...

    Streaming, Streamings, Documentary, Review, Reviews
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    REVIEW: SINEWY INDIE THRILLER 'PAINLESS' GOES DEEP IN MAN'S QUEST TO FEEL

    Many high-concept indies are content to rely on the charms of their logline, but “Painless” adds flesh and muscle to what could have...

    Thriller, Reviews, Review
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    REVIEW: 'ASSASSINATION NATION' IS EXPLOITATIVE HORROR THAT HAS THE GALL TO LECTURE US ON GRRRL POWER

    The one good thing to say about the slasher pop satire “Assassination Nation,” a badly bungled attempt at social commentary from writer/director...

    Horror, Reviews, Review
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    REVIEW: JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE'S 'WHEN YOU READ THIS LETTER' MAY SURPRISE EVEN HIS MOST DEVOTED FANS

    “When You Read This Letter ...,” a French romantic melodrama of the old school, is precisely the kind of conventional commercial cinema...

    Reviews, Review, Romantic
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    REVIEW: 'LIFE ITSELF' IS EMOTIONALLY SADISTIC. BUT THAT'S NOT THE WORST THING ABOUT THIS DAN FOGELMAN FILM

    It's difficult to discuss what “Life Itself” is exactly about because the film, written and directed by “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman,...

    Reviews, Review
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    REVIEW: DOCUMENTARY 'ANTONIO LOPEZ 1970: SEX FASHION & DISCO' CAPTURES WILD TIMES OF INFLUENTIAL ILLUSTRATOR

    In the documentary “Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco,” filmmaker James Crump shines a light on one of the lesser-known, but...

    Documentary, Review, Reviews
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    REVIEW: JOHN C. REILLY AND JOAQUIN PHOENIX PLAY 'THE SISTERS BROTHERS' IN A SOULFUL, STIRRING COMIC WESTERN

    Much of the action in “The Sisters Brothers,” a funny, stirring, brutal story about four men searching for gold and deliverance in...

    Joaquin Phoenix, Comics, Action, Comic, Western, Review, Reviews
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    REVIEW: 'LOVE, GILDA' IS A WARM REMEMBRANCE OF THE 'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE' STAR

    Arguably the most adorable - and adored - of “Saturday Night Live's” cast members, the late Gilda Radner is the subject of the poignant...

    Reviews, Review, Documentary, Love
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    REVIEW: MICHAEL MOORE'S 'FAHRENHEIT 11/9' CHANNELS OUTRAGE IN A MESSY BUT POWERFUL WAY

    Guesses about Donald Trump's fate aside, it was always a safe bet that the relentless hot spatter of scandal and outrage that his candidacy/presidency...

    Reviews, Review, Feature, Features
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    REVIEW: 'HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING' BRINGS CINEMATIC POETRY TO EVERYDAY LIFE

    “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” is a poetic documentary with a gift for making enrapturing imagery out of what sound like...

    Reviews, Documentary, Review
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    REVIEW: THE MODERN L.A. ARTIST ON DISPLAY IN LIVELY DRAMATIC COMEDY 'WHITE RABBIT'

    As vibrant and delightfully unfocused as its performance artist protagonist, “White Rabbit” is a bright, breezy exploration of a modern...

    Reviews, Review, Comedy, Korean
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    REVIEW: RASHIDA JONES COMPOSES A LOVING PORTRAIT OF HER FATHER WITH THE DOCUMENTARY 'QUINCY'

    Musician Quincy Jones has accomplished enough for three lifetimes... and he's not done yet. An EGOT-winning arranger, producer and...

    Reviews, Review, Documentary, Love
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    REVIEW: DONALD PETRIE FAILS TO RECREATE 'MYSTIC PIZZA' RECIPE WITH ROMANTIC COMEDY 'LITTLE ITALY'

    From Donald Petrie, director of the 1988 rom-com classic “Mystic Pizza” starring Julia Roberts, comes a new romance starring Julia's...

    Romantic, Romance, Review, Reviews, Julia Roberts, Comedy, Classic, Love
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    REVIEW: FULL OF NOSTALGIA, 'THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE' LACKS FOR STORY

    The indie drama “The Song of Sway Lake” is full of good ideas that never quite coalesce into an actual movie. Writer-director Ari Gold...

    Reviews, Drama, Review
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    REVIEW: SLUGGISH SOUTH KOREAN CRIME DRAMA 'THE NEGOTIATION' FAILS TO CREATE SPARKS

    Marked by its lack of intensity, the South Korean crime drama “The Negotiation” stars Son Ye-Jin as no-nonsense Seoul police inspector...

    Review, Police, Crime, Reviews, Drama, Korean
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Sep 20, 2018

    'THIS FILM'S ONLY VECTOR ISN'T NEOLIBERAL': HARI NEF DISCUSSES 'ASSASSINATION NATION' AND SOCIAL MEDIA

    Hari Nef isn't your typical up-and-coming Hollywood actress. She's unrehearsed. She's self-assured. She's self-reflective. On a recent...

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