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  • Film Review: 'Uncertain Terms'

    Increasingly prolific indie filmmaker Nathan Silver delivers another compact slice of life in "Uncertain Terms," an unassuming study of a man hiding out from a disintegrating marriage at his aunt's home for pregnant teens. At times so slight the entire...
  • Film Review: 'Man From Reno'

    A bilingual genre two-hander in search of common ground between Haruki Murakami's low-key alienation and the Coen brothers' deadpan existentialism, Dave Boyle's "Man From Reno" is hardly the equal of its inspirations, but it nonetheless makes for a...
  • Amazon takes on Warner Bros. Paula Deen is coming back.

    After the coffee. Before covering Capitol Hill in my bathrobe. The Skinny: Do you think in five years Broadway will forget the movie "Jersey Boys" was based on a musical and remake it for the stage? That's my early morning attempt at humor. How'd I do?...
  • The Los Angeles Film Festival's Stanley Cup stickiness

    The Los Angeles Film Festival's Stanley Cup stickiness
    When the Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off Wednesday night with "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho's post-apocalyptic thriller set aboard a train traversing a frozen wasteland, it won't be the only communal viewing of action on ice. Just a stone's throw away...
  • Los Angeles Film Festival looking to get in on the action

    In the hopes of finding the next indie film breakout, Hollywood heavyweights annually weather the bitter cold of Park City, Utah, and fly thousands of miles to the South of France. But persuading those same movie executives to brave traffic from the...
  • Elvis Mitchell Replaces David Ansen as Film Independent Curator

    David Ansen has stepped down as artistic director of the Los Angeles Film Festival and Elvis Mitchell will assume his role in the newly created post of Film Independent Curator. Mitchell will be responsible for programming the festival, which recently...
  • LAFF 2014: 'Beyoncé' visual album comes to life at screening

    LAFF 2014: 'Beyoncé' visual album comes to life at screening
    Last December, Beyoncé fans were treated to a sudden surprise: the unannounced release of the star’s self-titled visual album, featuring 14 new songs and 17 new music videos.  “I see music. It’s more than just what I hear,”...
  • 'The Frank Morgan Story' sounds like a fine fit at L.A. Film Festival

     'The Frank Morgan Story' sounds like a fine fit at L.A. Film Festival
    Frank Morgan was a legendary jazz saxophonist, recording 20 albums and crafting a unique sound that attracted the likes of Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington. But perhaps what's most remarkable is that Morgan accomplished all this while spending 30 years...
  • 'Test' says little about gay life in the 1980s

    'Test' says little about gay life in the 1980s
    Set in 1985 San Francisco as HIV blood tests first become available, "Test" revolves around an understudy at a ballet company. When Frankie (Scott Marlowe of the LEVYdance company in San Francisco, in his acting debut) isn't rehearsing in the studio, he...
  • Bong Joon-ho's 'Snowpiercer' Brings the Heat at L.A. Film Festival Opening

    On a typically temperate June evening, the 20th Los Angeles Film Festival launched Wednesday with Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer," an evocation of a massive train in a frozen future world. Shot two years ago in the Tyrolian Alps in Austria, Bong recalled...
  • L.A. Film Festival kicks off with sci-fi thriller 'Snowpiercer'

    L.A. Film Festival kicks off with sci-fi thriller 'Snowpiercer'
    L.A. Kings fans may have crowded downtown bars for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night, but hundreds flocked to nearby L.A. Live to kick off the 20th Los Angeles Film Festival with their own icy spectacle: the sci-fi thriller “...