| Aug 12, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Helmers with an impressive run of serious-issue movies should be applauded for changing style occasionally and making comedies, yet Jasmila Zbanic's cringe-worthy "Love Island" is a misfire on all counts. Set in a Croatian summer resort populated by kooky...
| May 9, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy — one of L.A.'s most famous literary couples — met on a beach in 1952, when the former was 49 and the latter 18. From the beginning, they had a complex, passionate, non-monogamous relationship, unequal in...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 2:40 PM
The director's hand is constantly evident throughout Vincenzo Cosentino's feature film debut, which will screen Saturday at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
And in this case, that's not simply a cliche.
Cosentino's hand — which plays the title...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:36 AM
How a film that stars John Huston, Shelley Winters, Lance Henriksen, Glenn Ford, Franco Nero and Sam Peckinpah went unnoticed is a mystery. But the 1979 sci-fi obscurity "The Visitor" is returning for a run at the Cinefamily starting Saturday following...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:04 PM
As diverse as Quentin Tarantino's first films (“Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown”) were in tone (tragic, comic and romantic, respectively), they all took place within roughly the same world and the same...
| Aug 13, 2010
| 10:19 AM
Romeo's true love wasn't a real person, but that doesn't keep women from writing her notes about their own romantic trials ... in this movie, at least, which boasts lovely Italian scenery.
Amanda Seyfried ( "Mamma Mia!") plays an American in Verona who...