Category Archives: Film

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

I am taking a hiatus from consumption as of January 2017, but will shop til I drop until then, especially for friends and family for the holidays. First on our list is a subscription to the New York Times and … Continue reading

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Sundance 2016, Ones To Watch

Lots of great films in this years Sundance film festival, including new ones from some of my favorite directors; Liz Garbus, Spike Lee, Whit Stillman (a still from Love & Friendship above), Todd Solondz, Rebecca Miller, Werner Herzog, and Chad … Continue reading

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Tangerine at Ace Hotel DTLA

The Ace Hotel in downtown LA is screening Sundance Film Fest hit Tangerine, directed by Sean Baker, next Wednesday June 24th at 7PM followed by an after party with a DJ set by Little Boots. Tickets here and trailer below.

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Seymour: An Introduction

“Music is like God. It’s intangible,” proclaims Seymour Bernstein. I couldn’t agree more. Anyone that has ever had the hair on their arms raised by the sound of a certain song, or cried when the musical time machine brought them … Continue reading

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S X S W 2015 Preview

So much stuff happening at SXSW as always, Geoff Barrow (Portishead) and his composer partner Ben Salisbury scored Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller & directorial debut film Ex Machina. The North American premiere is happening during Interactive on March 14, with … Continue reading

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Oscars 2015

This years Oscars ceremony was one of the most inspiring and political shows I have seen. Aside from the fact that Boyhood should have won Best Picture, and Selma was disgracefully missing from every other category, director Alejandro González Iñárritu … Continue reading

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What to Expect This Spring, Entertainment Trends

Slow West, which I missed at Sundance but finally got to see yesterday at a screening in Beverly Hills (it’s as good as everyone said it was; great story, pacing and cast), opens in May, meaning expect to see Michael … Continue reading

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Lonely Whale

There are so many reasons for this film to get made. A documentary on the lonely whale, who has apparently never been seen only heard and never by his own species because he ‘speaks’ at a completely different decibel than … Continue reading

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Sundance 2015, What To Watch, Part 2

If you’re watching films at Sundance you’re basically living through a week long manic episode of laughing crying, laughing crying, laughing crying. It’s like The Cars’ “Drive” video with Paulina gone haywire. Seriously, it’s emotionally draining (in the best way … Continue reading

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Sundance 2015, What We Saw & What To Watch, Part 1

Liz Garbus’ documentary What Happened Miss Simone opened the festival on Thursday evening with a layered overview of the life of Jazz musician and political activist Nina Simone. I loved this documentary, which gives a deeply personal view of her … Continue reading

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