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  • 2 days ago | Film and TV

    What is the Los Angeles Film Festival? Nine days of cinematic bliss, running June 10 to 18. Film Independent is the sponsoring organization, and the fest is now in its 21st year. Where is it held? Regal Cinemas' L.A. Live downtown hosts the lion's...

  • 2 days ago | Film and TV

    The Los Angeles Film Festival may not be every bit as sprawling and diverse as L.A. itself, but it's pretty damn close. Thirty-five countries are represented among the 74 features and 60 shorts in this year's lineup, with movies directed by women ...

  • Claudia Llosa's first feature since the Oscar-nominated Milk of Sorrow, Aloft is as remote as its Arctic setting. Jennifer Connelly is in constant crisis mode as a single mother to two boys, one terminally ill and the other...

  • 11 days ago | Film and TV

    (Note: no spoilers until the last paragraph) Bye bye, Birdie. A feeling of loss is inevitable when any beloved TV show comes to an end, let alone one as singularly engrossing as Mad Men. Matthew Weiner’s ‘60s-set drama waded into a form of anomie ...

  • One of the most intriguing aspects of Where Hope Grows is also among the least important: Danica McKellar (that's Winnie Cooper to us mere mortals) and William Zabka ("Sweep the leg, Johnny!") play a married couple. The faith-based drama...