Category: FILM

The Messy Politics of Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’

By the end of She’s Gotta Have It’s first season, back in 2017, the show’s effervescent protagonist chose to abandon the three men she’d been dating. Nola Darling, the fictional Brooklyn-based artist who animated Spike Lee’s 1986 film of the same

How Accurate is Netflix’s Someone Great?

*Film Spoiler Alerts* I have a friend. Let’s call her Ally. She had one of those childhood sweetheart relationships people see in the movies with the rainbows and butterflies from the first date, first kiss, first love. They imagined their

Native Son Gets the James Baldwin Edit

Selling more than 215,000 copies in the three weeks following its American debut, Richard Wright’s 1940 novel, Native Son, successfully captivated readers nationwide. The story of Bigger Thomas—a hardened, murderous black 20-year-old confronting poverty in Depression-era Chicago—thrust audiences into a complicated

The 5 Greatest Moments in PEN15

PEN15 is nothing short of a masterpiece. I was born in 1990, making me 10-years-old in 2000 (the year the series takes place), but I still vividly remember what it was like to be 13 at the turn of the

THE SCARIEST TV EPISODES EVER

Netflix delivered a thrilling double-whammy this October with the premieres of The Haunting of Hill Houseand Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, both of which serve up stellar moments of serialized horror. While the latter portrays the campy, occult end of the genre’s spectrum,

Generation Z is Nostalgic. Here are 5 Things We Still Love.

It’s the year of 2019. Millennials are the largest population, surpassing the Baby Boomers. Then comes Gen. Z, which often gets mixed into the millennial and Gen. Alpha categorization. Gen. Z is the generation of memes, ridiculous challenges, and most

Oscars 2019: Green Book best picture win proves divisive

Spike Lee did not do much to hide his displeasure when Green Book beat his film and six others to this year’s best picture Oscar. According to one report, the BlacKkKlansman director tried to storm out of the Dolby Theatre

Oscars Prep: The Five Functions of a Film Score

According to udiscovermusic.com the number one film score of all time is still John Williams’ beloved main title score from “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.” We hear that song everywhere and know it as the ‘Star Wars Song.”

The Duality of Tessa Thompson

The first is half-naked, standing onstage in front of 15 or so art patrons, her overly thick sunglasses shielding her eyes from the punishing spotlights above. She’s playing Detroit, a Bay Area bohemian in Boots Riley’s 2018 satire “Sorry to

Universal Cinema

Tour Guide: Welcome to the Future of Cinema

The moviegoing experience has been altered following recent renovations to the AMC Universal Cinema at the Universal Citywalk   The moviegoing experience has been altered following recent renovations to the AMC Universal Cinema at the Universal Citywalk. At a standard

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New Exhibit Honors the Unsung Heroes of Hollywood

Art exhibit to pay tribute to photographers who have contributed on Hollywood classic films As award season approaches many people are focused on the faces on screen. But what about the people behind-the-scenes? Finch & Partners, along with Jaeger-LeCoultre, are

Moving Images: Resident Advisor + KCET In “Real Scenes”

It looks like the shiny underground music culture of LA is getting a well-deserved spotlight. Through the world’s biggest online electronic music magazine, Resident Advisor, and KCETLink Media Group, the national indie-nonprofit digital broadcast network comes a nine-part documentary series, Real

Cinephiles Need Apply: Win A Skirball 2016 Film Pass

If you’ve been looking to up your film knowledge, this is for you. Skirball Cultural Center is gifting one of our readers a VIP pass that allows you to watch every film they show through the year for free. Screenings

Visual Snack: CANADA Directs Sexy Tame Impala Music Video (NSFW)

Spin it as a top pick, get moody enough to dub it as a worthy Thursday visual treat, or crush it as an avant garde piece ready to sit front-and-center in your high voltage capture archives. Barcelona/London-based collective CANADA has wildly executed Aussie band Tame Impala’s latest video

Christmas, Again: Director Charles Poekel is a Holiday Insider

For his debut feature film “Christmas Again” writer and director Charles Poekel proved his commitment to authenticity. His subtle holiday film focuses on the intimate encounters of melancholy tree salesman Noel, played with captivating simplicity by Kentucker Audley. In preparation for

Moving Images: The AFI Fest Hot List

Cinephiles rejoice! AFI Fest officially kicks off today. For the next week, a plethora of critically-acclaimed independent films will be premiering for Los Angeles viewers… for free! Ongoing screenings will take place thru November 12th in Hollywood at the TCL Chinese Theatres, Egyptian

Just Extensions: Exploring the Complex Hair Industry

Hair extensions are big business. The largely unregulated industry’s exact numbers are hard to pin down, but with trade between customers, salon owners, wholesale suppliers, and everything in between— even a conservative estimate puts the market well into the millions.

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