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  • 6 months ago | Film and TV

    Once again, AFI Film Fest brings L.A. the highlights of film festivals from around the world, in addition to overlooked indies that have flown under the radar. Of the 118 films in the fest, here are 10 that our critics think are worth watching: '7...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    AFI Fest: The Basics What is AFI Fest? L.A.'s premier film festival, which begins its 26th edition Nov. 1 with the world premiere of Hitchcock and ends Nov. 8. If you're a cinephile in L.A., it's probably your favorite time of the year — not...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    Good bets for Oscar Even if, deep in your cinephile heart, you feel utter disdain for the Academy Awards and all such events, it can't be denied that the AFI Fest is chock-full of likely contenders. We spy at least three Best Picture nominees and ...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    AFI is traditionally the Los Angeles cinephile's best chance to catch up on the cream of the concluding year's world-class film festival crop, and the 2012 edition is no exception — the gems you missed at Sundance, Cannes, SXSW, Toronto and ...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    Making The Artist look like lame karaoke: TCM's four-film tribute to director Stanley Donen is smartly split between the musicals for which he is best known and narratives he made sing with muscular energy. All that need be said about Singin'...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    Last year the Los Angeles Film Festival served as the local launchpad for a few key indie and indiewood landmarks of the following 12 months, including Cold Weather, Marwencol, Tiny Furniture and Oscar nominees Gasland and The Kids Are All Right &...