Ron Stringer

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  • 8 years ago | Film and TV

    As in past years, the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s eight-day presentation of creative work by students both graduate and undergraduate includes five evening screenings — one of them given entirely to animation — of ...

  • 8 years ago | Film and TV

    {mosimage} Grace Lee’s American Zombie, the centerpiece presentation in this 23rd edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (a.k.a. VC Filmfest), is a purported documentary about L.A.’s substantial, if largely closeted, comm...

  • 9 years ago | Film and TV

    “It’s a nice place to live . . . if you’re looking for a nice place to live,” Stanley Sr. tells Stanley Jr., a young alcoholic sketch artist who’s hit bottom in the big city. Senior is talking about Old Crow...

  • 9 years ago | Film and TV

    Since its establishment in 1971 at the Disney-endowed California Institute of the Arts, the School of Film and Video has cultivated a hands-on, experimental, interdisciplinary approach to filmmaking whose undergraduate and graduate practitioners h...

  • 9 years ago | Longform

    Although I’ve tended to link my lifelong obsession with the movies to a father-son bond formed over weekend and vacation double bills at the Thalia on West 95th Street, or down on Times Square, it was actually my grandmother, back in the subu...

  • 10 years ago | Books

    When I read, on March 7, 1999, that Stanley Kubrick had died of heart failure the day before, at age 70, just four months (as it turned out) before the release of his last picture, the words that popped into my head — and surprised me suffici...