Letter From Masanjia: An Interview with Director Leon Lee

Advertisements Recently I was contacted about reviewing Canadian director Leon Lee’s new film, Letter From Masanjia. For those that don’t who Lee is, I’ll let his IMDb page brief you: Leon Lee is an award winning film director and producer who explores thought-provoking…

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LA Film Festival 2018: Tea With the Dames

Advertisements Judi Dench. Maggie Smith. Joan Plowright. Eileen Atkins. Together they are a combined 338 years old, and having started their careers in the 1950s, each possesses more acting experience than just about anybody else on the planet. They also all happen…

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LA Film Festival 2018: Introduction

Advertisements We are currently in the midst of 2018’s Fall Festival Season, with heavy-hitters Venice, Telluride, and Toronto having finished up, and the likes of New York, Chicago, London, and Austin coming up soon. (For genre fanatics, Fantastic Fest also starts today). Suffice…

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Johnny Guitar

Advertisements I was first introduced to Johnny Guitar the way I assume a lot of people my age were: patrolling the Mojave Wasteland in Obsidian Entertainment’s modern roleplaying classic, Fallout: New Vegas. It’s one of my all-time favorite games, but considering its…

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Peppermint

Advertisements By all accounts, Jennifer Garner is a pretty great mom. A cursory glance at Google reveals headlines like “13 Times Jennifer Garner Proved She’s the Most Relatable Mom in Hollywood” and a joke music video about motherhood that premiered on a…

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Let the Corpses Tan

If graphic violence, sunsoaked environments, and inventive editing are your jam, there’s a good time to be had with Let the Corpses Tan.…

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Support the Girls

Advertisements Think back to your first job, or really any job that didn’t represent your ideal career—retail, service industry, it doesn’t matter what—it was probably pretty shit, right? You clocked in, worked for a low-wage, for a company that viewed you as…

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Madeline’s Madeline

Advertisements About three-fourths of the way through Madeline’s Madeline, Josephine Decker’s explosive, performance-art-inspired new film, I found myself thinking one simple thought: “Actors are insane.” I believe it occurred to me during a sequence where the central character, Madeline (portrayed by a…

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We the Animals

A tender, luminously shot coming of age tale with a strong (and dysfunctional) family dynamic.…

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Primarily attributable to a keen sense of humor and a wonderful ensemble cast that breathes joy into almost every scene, there is enough levity and downtime in The Miseducation of Cameron Post to keep the darkness of its weighty subject matter at…

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