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.
2 days ago | Culture
When news broke that Turner Classic Movies would be airing Elia Kazan’s 1957 film A Face in the Crowd following the inauguration, the connection was immediately made that this particular piece of programming may be a wink-nod protest action for fi...
Nowhere has Leonard Cohen's inner turmoil been more illuminated than in Tony Palmer's lost-and-found 1974 documentary Bird on a Wire. We see the singer embark on an emotionally draining world tour in 1972, when handfuls of devoted fans in...
7 days ago | Film and TV
Roger Corman is not a visionary. But he is a prophet foretelling the future. In 1954, the notoriously thrifty B-movie/genre director pioneered the multipicture deal, selling his low-budget Fast and the Furious to American Releasing Corporation wit...
9 days ago | Culture
It was 73 years ago that George Cukor made the Academy Award-nominated MGM picture Gaslight, and although I love the film and its performances from Ingrid Bergman and a young Angela Lansbury, it wasn’t until the age of Donald Trump that I’d though...
I was intrigued when I first heard about a movie from C.A. Cooper called The Snare -- three people find themselves trapped on the top floor of an empty, off-season vacation retreat, subject to the whims of a malevolent spirit, á la...
Bad Kids of Crestview Academy is a sequel, and if you're asking yourself, "Of what?" you're not alone. Just add to that the question of: "Why?" The original low-budget mega-gore film Bad Kids Go to Hell had a modestly kitschy, fun...