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  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 20, 2019

    AT 100, THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS LOOKS BACK WHILE THINKING AHEAD

    From the street it's a Mission-style California bungalow. A remnant of old Hollywood. It was built as a model home in 1895, with a...

    Hollywood, Fantasy
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 20, 2019

    HOW THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS IS DEALING WITH DIVERSITY

    The numbers are problematic, to say the least. Of the American Society of Cinematographers' 390 members, only 18 are women. And that...

  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 20, 2019

    ‘GREEN BOOK' BECOMES OSCAR FAVORITE AFTER PRODUCERS GUILD'S WIN

    “Green Book,” a feel-good movie about two men - one white, one black - discovering their common humanity during a road trip through...

    Oscars, Oscar, Award, Awards
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 19, 2019

    NEW VIDEO: ‘FIRST MAN' IS A SPACEFLIGHT MOVIE SURE TO ENDURE

    New on Blu-ray “First Man” (Universal DVD/Blu-ray, $34.98; also available on VOD) Ryan Gosling plays pioneering astronaut Neil Armstrong...

    Oscars, Blu-ray, DVD, VOD, Biopic, Ryan Gosling, Oscar
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 19, 2019

    'VICE' AND 'LEAVE NO TRACE' EXPOSE THE SINS AND CASUALTIES OF THE IRAQ WAR

    There are moments in “Vice,” a forbidding portrait of former Vice President Dick Cheney, and “Leave No Trace,” a parable of an Iraq...

    War, History
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 18, 2019

    REVIEW: BARRY VAN DYKE DRAMA ‘THE UNTOLD STORY' SHOULD HAVE STAYED THAT WAY

    There's not much story to tell in “The Untold Story,” a bland, rather old-hat take on male reinvention and redemption. That it's as...

    Review, Reviews, Drama
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 18, 2019

    OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2019: HOW TO WATCH THE ANNOUNCEMENT

    Get ready to rise and shine: Oscar nominations are nearly here. The 91st Academy Award nominees will be announced early Tuesday morning...

    Oscars, Oscar, Award, Awards
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 18, 2019

    WHY THE CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN BLACK MEN IN ‘IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK' FEEL SO RARE

    If you grew up in a black neighborhood, to view Barry Jenkins' film adaptation of James Baldwin's “If Beale Street Could Talk” feels...

  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 18, 2019

    OSCAR NOMINATIONS PREDICTIONS FOR ALL 24 CATEGORIES

    Oscar nominations arrive Tuesday and with them the annual outpouring of elation and anger, thanks and fury, the creation and perpetuation...

    Oscars, Oscar
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 18, 2019

    REVIEWS: CHEF DOC ‘THE HEAT: A KITCHEN EVOLUTION,' ‘I HATE KIDS' AND ‘UNBRIDLED'

    'The Heat: A Kitchen evolution' Both awe-inspiring and mouth-watering, “The Heat: A Kitchen evolution” celebrates seven female chefs...

    Reviews, Documentary, Review, Kid, Kids
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 17, 2019

    REVIEW: A MASS SHOOTING PROVOKES A MINIMALIST WHODUNIT IN 'THE STANDOFF AT SPARROW CREEK'

    An ominous pop-pop-pop punctures the eerie silence at the start of “The Standoff at Sparrow Creek,” an efficient, mechanical five-finger...

    Review, Reviews
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 17, 2019

    REVIEW: THE MEANING OF MOTHERHOOD IS AT STAKE IN THE BITING COMEDY ‘EGG'

    Actress and filmmaker Marianna Palka makes unflinching films about women, sex, feminism and restrictive social norms, which her characters...

    Reviews, Review, Comedy, Features, Feature
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 17, 2019

    CRITIC'S CHOICE: OSCAR WINNER PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI MAKES ANOTHER RUN WITH ‘COLD WAR'

    One of the positive aspects of the long and grueling Oscar season is that terrific films get extended theatrical runs, and if you haven't...

    War, Oscars, Oscar, Criticisms, Criticism
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 17, 2019

    REVIEW: 'SOLO' IS A SURVIVAL STORY THAT LOSES ITS WAY

    Not to be confused with either the stand-alone Han Solo movie or the documentary “Free Solo,” Spain's “Solo” is a semi-involving, redemptive...

    Documentary, Review, Reviews, Drama
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 17, 2019

    REVIEW: ARGENTINE MUSIC SAGA ‘EL POTRO: UNSTOPPABLE' NOT EXACTLY RHAPSODIC

    As the success of both “A Star Is Born” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” proves, music sagas about turbulent fame and tragic ends are an endlessly...

    Reviews, Review, Musical, Music
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 17, 2019

    REVIEW: NIGERIAN CHARMER ‘LIONHEART' CHAMPIONS A GLOBAL HEROINE

    Nollywood star Genevieve Nnaji - a hypnotizing movie presence both regal and warm - has long been one of the most beloved actresses...

    Reviews, Review, Family
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 17, 2019

    REVIEW: NETFLIX'S ‘FYRE' TAKES AN INTIMATE LOOK AT EVERYTHING THAT WENT WRONG WITH THE FYRE FESTIVAL

    It was announced as “the cultural experience of the decade” and it was - just not in the way anyone anticipated. As detailed by director...

    Review, Festival, Reviews, Festivals, Documentary
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 17, 2019

    REVIEW: JACQUES RIVETTE'S MASTERFUL 'LA RELIGIEUSE' STILL SPEAKS TRUTH TO ABUSIVE POWER

    Jacques Rivette's 1966 film, “La Religieuse ,” might be one of the greatest prison movies ever made and certainly one of the most controversial....

    Reviews, Review
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 17, 2019

    REVIEW: THE PAST AND FUTURE MEET IN INTRIGUING WAYS IN 'GENESIS 2.0'

    The potential for a real-life “Jurassic Park” unfolds in “Genesis 2.0,” a fascinating and somewhat frightening documentary set in the...

    Reviews, Documentary, Review
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   Jan 17, 2019

    REVIEW: ‘ALL THESE SMALL MOMENTS' AND NOT MUCH MORE

    Melissa B. Miller Constanzo's directorial debut, “All These Small Moments,” delivers what the title promises: a collection of quiet...

    Review, Reviews