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  • There's Always A Sequel

    There's Always A Sequel
    "Who Killed The Electric Car?" might have ended with it's main character no longer among the living; but like Freddy, electric cars have risen from the dead. A new documentary, "Revenge of the Electric Car," directed by Chris Paine, opened last week...
  • Why was 'Terminator Genisys' spelled with a 'Y'?

    Why was 'Terminator Genisys' spelled with a 'Y'?
    Still wondering why the "Terminator Genisys" title had an oddly spelled version of "genesis" in the title? Well, wonder no more, we've got the answer. And it's not a typo. Mild movie spoilers ahead.  The mystery was solved during an Imax preview...
  • 'Misery loves comedy' in 'Tangerine,' a seriocomic film about trans sex workers

     'Misery loves comedy' in 'Tangerine,' a seriocomic film about trans sex workers
    Standing on its own in the parking lot of a strip mall at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue, Donut Time is a place countless Angelenos have driven by countless times and likely wondered about the bustle that seems to be going on...
  • 'Jimmy's Hall' won't let Jimmy Gralton and his deportation be forgotten

    'Jimmy's Hall' won't let Jimmy Gralton and his deportation be forgotten
    Irishman Jimmy Gralton was deported without trial from his homeland in 1933. A self-avowed communist, he was deemed a subversive and a danger by the Catholic Church and the government. But not that much is known about Gralton, who was all but a...
  • Going solo at Disneyland helps the imagination go wild

    Going solo at Disneyland helps the imagination go wild
    The Disneyland employee — "cast member" in park parlance — caught me by surprise. "You look really lonely," she said. "I'm sorry?" I said. I was alone, but I wasn't lonely, and now I was concerned: What does lonely look like? I had...
  • 'Stung,' about mutant wasps, is a throwback to 1980s B movies

    'Stung,' about mutant wasps, is a throwback to 1980s B movies
    Mutant wasps wreak havoc at a country-estate garden party in "Stung," a homage to those 1980s creature features that reveled in grotesque details. Novice filmmaker Benni Diez cut his teeth working in special effects, and to that end the film certainly...
  • 'Closer to God's' cloning thriller a modern-day 'Frankenstein'

    'Closer to God's' cloning thriller a modern-day 'Frankenstein'
    The nifty little thriller "Closer to God" tells the what-if story of the first human cloning and its fraught aftermath. With admirable economy, writer-director Billy Senese has crafted an eerie piece that's as much an effective cautionary tale as it is...
  • 'Jimmy's Hall' is a subdued story of Irish activist Jimmy Gralton

     'Jimmy's Hall' is a subdued story of Irish activist Jimmy Gralton
    There's a striking juxtaposition in the opening moments of "Jimmy's Hall" between a zippy, black-and-white montage of Jazz Age New York, vibrant and rollicking, and the hushed green hills of Ireland's County Leitrim. That shift encapsulates the...
  • 'Amy' tracks singer Winehouse's soaring talent, tragic demise

    Before she won six Grammys (including a trio for her massive breakout hit "Rehab"), before she descended into a morass of addiction and public humiliation, before she died of alcohol poisoning at age 27, bravura British songwriter and vocalist Amy...
  • Unconventional 'In Stereo' explores love in three time-twisted parts

    Unconventional 'In Stereo' explores love in three time-twisted parts
    In the unconventional love story "In Stereo," writer-director Mel Rodriguez III bounces between the two individuals who form one relationship. In a prologue, we meet David (Micah Hauptman) and Brenda (Beau Garrett), on the cusp of a breakup. Eighteen...
  • 'Jackie & Ryan' a strong duet of searching musical souls

    'Jackie & Ryan' a strong duet of searching musical souls
    The heartland drama "Jackie & Ryan" may prove too low-key and deliberately paced for less patient viewers, but distinct pleasures are to be had from this compactly shot film's easy rhythms, affecting tone and nicely modulated performances. Writer-...