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Film, Cinefamily's Everything Is Festival Preview: Cat Videos, Ladies Wrestling and <i>Mystery Science Theater 3000</i>

Cinefamily's Everything Is Festival Preview: Cat Videos, Ladies Wrestling and Mystery Science Theater 3000

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Film, Los Angeles Film Festival 2012: Summer Showcase

Los Angeles Film Festival 2012: Summer Showcase

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Film, <i>The Cabin in the Woods</i> Review

The Cabin in the Woods Review

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Film, <i>Once Upon a Time in Anatolia</i> Review

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Review

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 through a smudgy, dirty window...…
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Pretty Poison Review

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 Weld, respectively, likely will bear a disconcerting resemblance to the clothes...…
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Film, Ellsworth Kelly Programs Films at LACMA

Ellsworth Kelly Programs Films at LACMA

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 and, just like the prints and paintings hanging on the...…
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Film, <i>Midnight in Paris</i> vs. <i>The Moderns</i>

Midnight in Paris vs. The Moderns

One of this year's key award-season memes is an undercurrent of hazy, happily unchallenged nostalgia for times past, notably present in The Artist, Hugo, War Horse and My Week With Marilyn. Of the films aligned with this trend, only Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris — which unexpectedly became his biggest...…
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Film, <i>Human Zoo</i> Review

Human Zoo Review

Bearing a 2008 copyright, the film Human Zoo pops up for a one-week run at the New Beverly, presented by the theater's benefactor, Quentin Tarantino, with an unofficial local PR push courtesy of the Weinstein Co. Best known to moviegoers as the star of Luc Besson's Parisian fantasy Angel-A, model/artist...…
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Film, Went the Day Well? review

Went the Day Well? review

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Film, Alternative Projections Preview

Alternative Projections Preview

Organized by Los Angeles Filmforum as part of the massive, multi-institution collaboration Pacific Standard Time, the ambitiously comprehensive screening series Alternative Projections — spanning seven months and multiple venues around the city — begins on Oct. 9 with a show titled "Dream States: The Avant-Garde of the 1940s and 1950s"...…
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Film, Sion Sono's <i>Cold Fish</i>

Sion Sono's Cold Fish

With his impulse to sensationalize, Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono broadcasts the internal minutiae of his characters as something bolder, transforming Cold Fish from an exploration of jealousy, desire, pride, ego and personal disappointment into a perversely comic Grand Guignol. The owner of a struggling fish store is unexpectedly taken under...…
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Film, <i>Larry Crowne</i> Review

Larry Crowne Review

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RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE

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Film, Porn for the Young Moderns

Porn for the Young Moderns

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Film, <i>The American</i>: As American as Existential Dread

The American: As American as Existential Dread

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Let the Rivers Run (Off at the Mouth)

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Film, School of Rock

School of Rock

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Film, <i>45365</i>: The Mysteries of a Zip Code

45365: The Mysteries of a Zip Code

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A Prophet: Like Scarface but French (and Not Brain-Dead)

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Superior Mother: The Orphanage

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