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  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    Growing from a two-day festival in its first year to five days last year and now a plus-sized, 10-day, multivenue event, the Everything Is Festival is transforming into the end-of-summer party that organizers have long envisioned it to be. Certain...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    The LAFF's Summer Showcase section is mostly a perch for films that premiered at other festivals and have already secured distribution, resulting in a healthy mix of docs and fiction features coming, by and large, from Sundance and South by Southw...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    At the end of The Cabin in the Woods, the world is destroyed by an apocalyptic hand of fate — an actual hand, mind you — yet that is not a spoiler, not really. The real spoilers in the film are in the tricky mechanics crafted by writer...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    The revival of a new 35 mm print of Noel Black's Pretty Poison at Cinefamily should get extra creepy-realness points for the fact that the button-down oxford/proto-hoodie combos and cute, patterned dresses worn by stars Anthony Perkins and Tuesday...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    The latest from Turkish filmmaker and international festival fave Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia is a police procedural in reverse: The cops have their murderer but are in search of the body. The first shot of the movie is a view ...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    The abstract geometric prints and paintings of Ellsworth Kelly, currently the subject of a major exhibition at LACMA, do not immediately call to mind French classical narrative cinema. But Kelly spent a formative period in Paris from 1948 to 1954 ...