April is a filmmaker and lead film critic for LA Weekly. If you talk to her about wolves or the Swedish-Serbian ultra-black comedy Montenegro, she'll never leave you alone.
14 hours ago | Film Reviews
In this follow-up to the tongue-in-cheek Marvel original that put the fun back into comic-book adaptations, the gang — Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel), now a sapling — battle space al...
14 hours ago | Film and TV
It’s science fiction that’s complex, thoughtful and funny, like 12 Monkeys or Primer run through a Fargo filter.
22 hours ago | Film and TV
The film itself is a caricature, but it carries the stain of reality in every frame.
24 hours ago | Film and TV
Eric D. Howell doubles down in the muck of cliché.
Keep your eyes on the magician's hands. She'll attempt to distract you with compliments and silly quips, but her most effective feint will be the story she tells as she shuffles the cards. Anyway, that's one way it could go. In J.D. Dillard's...
Ever wonder how New York City was able to escape L.A.'s expressway-choked fate? Thank Jane Jacobs, the journalist, author and community activist who continually predicted — and fought to stave off — the public-planning policies that...