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  • Richard Montoya's 'Water & Power' falters from stage to film

     Richard Montoya's 'Water & Power' falters from stage to film
    No matter how much writer-director Richard Montoya tries to open up the screen adaptation of his stage play "Water & Power," which premiered at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum in 2006, it's hard to forget that you're watching a piece with theatrical roots.
  • A Latina star is born in hip-hop genre film 'Filly Brown' ★★ 1/2

    A Latina star is born in hip-hop genre film 'Filly Brown' ★★ 1/2
    Music's School of Hard Knocks produces another alumna in "Filly Brown," a gritty and well-acted Latin hip-hop variation on a long-reliable formula. Gina Rodriguez delivers a breakout performance in the title role, a tough, two-fisted rapper named Majo...

    Richard Montoya takes L.A. tale 'Water & Power' from stage to screen

     Richard Montoya takes L.A. tale 'Water & Power' from stage to screen
    Richard Montoya keeps a mental library of depictions of L.A. gleaned from "Chinatown," "Repo Man," "Mulholland Drive," the novels of James Ellroy, and other pop-culture texts. So when he began adapting his neo-noir stage drama "Water & Power" for the...

    Bikers ride for Nana

    Bikers ride for Nana
    For 17-year-old Joslyn Castillo, nothing was quite as tasty as Nana's Salvadorian rice and bean dish and sweet fried plantains. Nana, 65, spent hours in the kitchen, happily cooking meals for Joslyn and her family. But six years ago, Nana's joy of...

    Sons of Anarchy recap: “You Are My Sunshine”

     
    Now is about the time in every Sons of Anarchy run when it feels more like the end of the series is near, and not just the season. That's never more true than after the events of “You Are My Sunshine,” this week's Sons of Anarchy recap. We...