Malala – Her Work and a Film About her Life So Far

Malala Yousafzai, who turned 18 over the past weekend, possesses an eloquence, courage, and purity of purpose that makes her a true role model for every young person. On July 12, her birthday and now officially Malala Day, she showed up in Syria to build a school for girls. She's an extraordinary heroine in an increasingly complicated and violent world.
7.14.15

It’s about time: Christian Marclay’s The Clock returns to LACMA

The Clock is a twenty-four-hour montage constructed from thousands of moments in cinema and television history, all depicting the passage of time. Each clip—be it a recognizable film moment (we spotted Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in Rain Main) or a scene from an obscure television show—includes a shot featuring some type of clock, watch, or reference to time.
7.11.15

Disney Pixar’s Inside Out

The new Pixar film Inside Out has the audacious ambition of personifying the emotions that control our lives, and triumphantly makes feelings come to life in a way never before seen on screen. Families will enjoy the dramatic, and often hilarious, antics of a set …

6.29.15

An Interview with the Screenwriters of Hit Animated Film Home

Beautifully animated, with wonderful voice performances by Jim Parsons and Rhianna, the movie is a classic buddy movie with two characters from (literally) different worlds who have to work together to survive.
4.5.15

Paddington Bear — Safe Haven for Filmgoers

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If it’s been a long time since you read the Paddington books by Michael Bond, the story line of the new film, Paddington, may not feel familiar at first, but as it turns out, the film captures the essence …

1.31.15

Martin Luther King Weekend: How to Honor and Celebrate

LA has plenty of ways to honor Dr. King this weekend. Here are our picks:

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WATCH SELMA: It was Oprah’s efforts that got this film made, and she plays a quiet, powerful role of a simple woman who fights for …

1.13.15

The Lego Movie – Everything is Awesome!

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In looking back over 2014, we’re pretty fond of a lot of family titles. High on the list is The Lego Movie, which was released back in February and has grossed over $480,000 worldwide.  ‘Tis the Season to watch …

12.17.14

Boyhood – Best Film of the Year?

One of our favorite films of 2014 is Richard Linklater’s dazzling film, Boyhood. Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise) worked with the same cast — including Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, and Ellar Coltrane (seen here from age …

12.3.14

A Drumroll for Whiplash

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The title alone made me nervous, it sounded like a violent car crash or a slasher movie, but based on word of mouth and a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, I decided to brave the theatre. Whiplash is, in fact, intense. …

11.26.14