Tag: film

A Funny Thing Happened At The Bank

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UNITED STATES—As 1991 matured from spring to autumn, Ahmet, the Turkish husband of Dee had his second job in Santa Monica, in addition to...

Collaboration

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UNITED STATES—The writer-director Everett Lewis called me up a week or so later and said he had read my screenplay. He said it was...

Joseph Bologna To Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

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BEVERLY HILLS—Joseph Bologna is slated to receive the Night of 100 Stars lifetime achievement award on Sunday, February 26 at Beverly Hill’s International Ballroom....

Panel For Foreign Language Golden Globe Nominees

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HOLLYWOOD—On Saturday, January 7, a panel discussion was held at the Egyptian Theater to unwrap and celebrate the five nominated films for the Golden...

“Paterson” An Interesting Art-House Film

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HOLLYWOOD—The everyday is a popular subject right now. I define this as that particular type of film, story, etc., that addresses the almost imperceptible,...

“Star Wars” Actress Carrie Fisher Dies At 60

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WESTWOOD—Carrie Fisher, the actress and writer that became internationally famous as Princess Leia in “Star Wars,” died on Tuesday, December 27 at the age of...

“La La Land,” An Overrated Bust

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HOLLYWOOD—“La La Land” is one of the most acclaimed films of 2016. It has garnered a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score of 93 percent and...

SMC Students Win International Film Awards

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SANTA MONICA—It was announced on Thursday, December 15 that two Santa Monica College (SMC) students won International awards in the short film category in...

“Lion” Is A Great Drama

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HOLLYWOOD—“Lion” is a movie that could have gone wrong a million different ways. It could have been saccharine, boilerplate, and given to any number...

“Manchester by the Sea” A Sad, Wonderful Drama

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HOLLYWOOD—This isn’t new ground for a movie. Grief, depression, and the return of a prodigal son are common themes in our cinematic stories. Films...

Documentary Film Nominations For PGA Unveiled

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BEVERLY HILLS—The 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards will take place on January 28, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton. The five documentary films that received...

The Beautiful Brilliance Of “The Red Turtle”

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HOLLYWOOD—Ghibli movies are one of the great things about being a cinema lover. Classics like “Princess Mononoke”, “Howl’s Moving Castle”, and “Spirited Away” are...

The Imperfect But Necessary “Loving”

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HOLLYWOOD—It’s something we shouldn’t forget. Within the living memory laws against miscegenation (interracial marriage) where common place. California’s ban ended with the Perez v....

Native Documentary Shorts At The Autry Museum

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GRIFFITH PARK—A selection of five Native short documentary films will be shown at The Autry Museum in Griffith Park on Saturday, November 12 at...

“Miss Hokusai” Is A Beautiful Anime Drama

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HOLLYWOOD—Anime films often go unappreciated by American film audiences. There are exceptions of course, but by large they are overshadowed by the big Disney and...

Kaminsky’s Tale

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UNITED STATES—Peet Boggs, the film historian and schnorrer manqué, interviewed filmmaker Jules Kaminsky many times starting in the mid-70s. The two first met when...

Fall Movies 2016!

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HOLLYWOOD—Where does the time go? Fall is coming soon and in just two months the filming of the new film, dubbed "Oceans Eight," will...

“Five Nights In Maine” Disappoints

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HOLLYWOOD—A big trend in all forms of fiction now a days is the attempt by artists to capture the universal, normal hardships of the...

Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival

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SANTA MONICA—The 11th Annual Santa Monica International Film Festival will occur on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 with short films to be...

Michelle Danner Acting School Offering Summer Camps For Kids

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SANTA MONICA—The Michelle Danner Acting School will be holding acting and film summer camps for children ages 5-18 beginning June 27 and running through...
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