Los Angeles music was a big part of the national conversation this year, from Frank Ocean and Miguel's artisan R&B to Top Dawg Entertainment's hip-hop dominance to the electronic inspirations of Flying Lotus and Gaslamp Killer. Picking but ten albums from this crop as the West Coast Sound writers ha ... More >>
CANNES, France. The air is sweet, the food is fine, the company agreeable, but the movies so far... oy vey.
With one exception: Inspired by the true story of a Tijuana beauty queen who got mixed up with the local narco gangsters, Gerardo Naranjo's Miss Bala is a ferociously paced crime thri ... More >>
This post is by Doug Cummings, author of the world cinema blog FilmJourney.org.
Since 1996, the annual City of Lights, City of Angeles film festival has offered a week of North American and world premieres of new French films along with an array of public discussions and events. It's known ... More >>
By Tom Christie
As rumored, LACMA has received two grants of $75,000 apiece from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and from Ovation TV to prop up the museum's beleaguered film program - and hopefully kick off a new round of community support. Ovation, along with Time-Warner, also pledged an ... More >>
On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the International Documentary Association polled its members (themselves filmmakers, industry executives, and academics) to determine the 25 best documentary films of all time. The results, announced publicly last week, span more than 50 years of movie histor ... More >>