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  • 1 month ago | Film and TV

    One of our most enduring cinematic genres, horror is also among the most difficult to do right. This may sound obvious — countless attempts are made to scare moviegoers every year, whether in theaters or, increasingly, streaming online — but it's ...

  • 2 months ago | Film and TV

    As cinematic year 2015 reaches its end, the FOMO specter threatens to haunt us all. If you pored over the results of our film poll and felt aghast at how many apparently great movies you’ve yet to see, here at last is a chance to catch up wit...

  • 1 year 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 ...


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