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El-Dough-Rado

Food critic Jonathan Gold opens the doors to LA’s nosh

Yay Los Angeles is home to about 20 million people. Its greater metropolitan area stretches in all directions for around 500 square miles.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Ben Kendall

Music is Truth

And the truth will set you free

Yay It may be visible every day for most, but those who would dare question the power of music need look no further than filmmaker Johanna Schwartz’ triumphant 2015 documentary.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Alex De Vore

Cinema-Constrictor

One of the few movies filmed in the Amazon is rad

Yay The bloody history of rubber exploitation and colonization in the Amazon is brought into stark relief in writer/director Ciro Guerra’s new film, Embrace of the Serpent.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Ben Kendall

Highbrow Kid Stuff

New Pixar film attacks social issues

Yay Not everyone is enamored with the saccharine-sweet films from the admittedly fine folks at Pixar, and not everyone loves CGI-produced animated films the way they love good old-fashioned cell animation.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Alex De Vore

Sacrificial Altar

Sometimes cinema is really uncomfortable

Yay Calling The Club (originally El Club) heavy in terms of subject matter and emotional resonance would be an understatement.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Ben Kendall

Rollin’ on the Dead River

A tense literary thriller from local filmmaker

Yay Write what you know. Never meet your heroes. Truth is stranger than fiction. There are two sides to every story. These ideas and more are at the heart of Dead River.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 Brianna Stallings

Distant Murmurs

Documentary sheds light on old conflict

Yay War. War never changes. Between June 5 and June 10, 1967, Israel fought a two-front war against the collected forces of Syria, Egypt and Jordan.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Ben Kendall

Grizzly

DiCaprio serves up his own brand of mountain-side justice in González Iñárritu's 'The Revenant'

Yay Whereas there are any number of standout western films that occupy the pantheon of filmmaking, there has been an almost unnoticeable resurgence in postmodern, cerebral storytelling within the genre ov

Sunday, January 10, 2016 Alex De Vore

Definition of Suspense

Documentary explores classic cinema bromance

Yay In 1966, French filmmaker François Truffaut, known primarily at the time for The 400 Blows, wrote to the acclaimed master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, and invited him to discuss his entire body of cinematic ...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Alex De Vore

Wide Awake

JJ Abrams’ foray into the franchise is far better than we could have hoped for

Yay As Thursday wore on, SFR Art Director Anson Stevens-Bollen and I felt our Star Wars tickets burning holes in our respective pockets.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Alex De Vore
 
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Morning Word: Declining Revenues Could Mean More State Budget Cuts

Morning Word State government officials may have to do some more belt-tightening as economists estimate a $69 million deficit in current fiscal year and $300 million less revenue in 2017. ... More

Dec. 06, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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