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  • Cinefamily series celebrates Neil Young's eccentric Shakey films

    The series "Shakey Fest: The Films of Neil Young" begins Thursday with the local premiere of the director's cut of the eccentric rarity "Human Highway." "Human Highway," which is screening at the Vista Theatre in Los Feliz (with the rest of the series...
  • 'Results' review: Cobie Smulders & Co. build a better rom-com

    'Results' review: Cobie Smulders & Co. build a better rom-com
    There are moments, midway through a montage sequence where the heroine tries on a succession of new outfits, when the death of the romantic comedy seems like a fine idea. But now and then, as if by magic, along comes a film in that grimly degraded genre...
  • 'The Yes Men Are Revolting' review: Climate change agitators

     'The Yes Men Are Revolting' review: Climate change agitators
    The further adventures of Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno — not that those are necessarily their real names — are chronicled in "The Yes Men Are Revolting." The prankster activists here turn their imaginative shaming schemes toward those...
  • 'The Wolfpack' review: Cloistered brothers find salvation in movies

    'The Wolfpack' review: Cloistered brothers find salvation in movies
    To say that the six brothers profiled in the documentary "The Wolfpack" have had an unusual upbringing is to put it mildly. They were raised in near-total isolation in a public housing complex on New York's Lower East Side, in a run-down apartment...
  • Watching 'GoodFellas' with 'The Wolfpack' brothers who escaped their isolated world through movies

    Watching 'GoodFellas' with 'The Wolfpack' brothers who escaped their isolated world through movies
    Mukunda Angulo, one of the most outgoing of the six fraternal cinephiles known as the Wolfpack, looked around the stately confines of the Upper West Side's Beacon Theater. "This place is very 'GoodFellas,' " he said. The Wolfpack had come to the...
  • Odd Obsession Video takes retro goods to new home in Bucktown

    Odd Obsession Video takes retro goods to new home in Bucktown
    Walk inside the new home of Odd Obsession Video, five doors up from its previous Milwaukee Avenue residence in Bucktown, and you're atmospherically clobbered by proof of a pre-Netflix era in film consumption. The soundtrack of "The Fly II," played on...
  • 'Inside Out' director Docter talks gross anatomy

    'Inside Out' director Docter talks gross anatomy
    Pete Docter, native of Bloomington, Minn., tall and animated, looked wide-eyed around the lobby of the Museum of Science and Industry earlier this month, and above the cacophony of school children, shouted: "Do they still have the fetuses?" A reporter...
  • Shakespearean 'Phantom Halo' is a ghost of what it should be

     Shakespearean 'Phantom Halo' is a ghost of what it should be
    Not content to be a Shakespearean tragedy in tone only, the violent crime drama "Phantom Halo" has its contemporary characters quoting the Bard 24/7 — just one way this film keeps reaching for cleverness but comes up with a fistful of clichés. The...
  • 'Anarchy Parlor' is a dreadful piece of torture porn

    'Anarchy Parlor' is a dreadful piece of torture porn
    Torture porn is back, and moviegoers will be all the worse for it thanks to the dreadful horror flick "Anarchy Parlor." This "Hostel"-style gorefest finds a sextet of randy, obnoxious young folks on vacation in Lithuania. (Is that a new hot spot or just...
  • Lofty ambitions of 'Chagall-Malevich' mired in shallow, broad strokes

     Lofty ambitions of 'Chagall-Malevich' mired in shallow, broad strokes
    Alexander Mitta's big and bold "Chagall-Malevich" is a fictionalized portrait of the creative and political lives of a pair of dramatically different artists, a colorful study in contrast with a prominent weakness for broad strokes. Set primarily...
  • 'Infinitely Polar Bear' emphasizes resilience with bipolar dad

    'Infinitely Polar Bear' emphasizes resilience with bipolar dad
    Recalling her 1970s childhood, screenwriter Maya Forbes makes her directorial debut with a work of fond nostalgia about a difficult time in "Infinitely Polar Bear," which views the fallout of mental illness through the bright prism of family resilience...