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Fantasia 2017 Review: LOWLIFE Confidently Infuses Absurdity With Heart

As a snappily dressed Luchador intensely monologues his desires and legacy to the camera, we are unsure of exactly who his audience is, and the movie withholds the answer to maxim effect. A dirty Immigrations Officer and a scuzzy surgeon...

Toronto 2016 Review: MESSAGE FROM THE KING Mixes Old School And Global Contemporary Masculinity Into Neo-Noir

Arriving fresh into LAX with only the clothes on his back, some cash in his pocket and a South African passport, Jacob King is given the full interrogation by the customs officials, "Are you working? Are you staying with family?...

Film Invasion L.A. Lineup Announced

Los Angeles, CA - August 22, 2016 - The official lineup for the inaugural Film Invasion L.A festival has been announced. Film Invasion L.A. is a film festival that brings the work of great filmmakers together and injects them into...

Sundance Next Fest 2016 Preview: Indie Film Indulgence Descends on DTLA

One of the coolest events in downtown LA the past few summers has been Sundance's version of a fun festival weekend: Sundance Next Fest. While Next Fest may not be the high-powered industry fest that its wintertime sibling is, it...

Sundance Next Fest Lineup Descends on DTLA

Sundance has done a great job of evolving their Next Fest Los Angeles mini film festival into a film and music-filled weekend at downtown LA's trendy Ace hotel and theater. This year's fest runs August 12-14 and the list of...

Review: CITY OF GOLD, Discovering Los Angeles By Eating

Do you still live in the city where you grew up? I was born and raised in Los Angeles, spending most of my time in the suburban communities of the San Fernando Valley before moving away in 1984. When I...

AFI Fest 2015: Top Prizes To LAND AND SHORE, MUSTANG, JAMES WHITE, MA, And LANDFILL HARMONIC

The 2015 edition of AFI Fest wraps up tonight with the gala premiere of The Big Short. But before things get swept up at Hollywood & Highland, the festival has announced its Jury and Audience Awards for this year's fest....

AFI Fest 2015: VR Tech Showcase Takes Place This Weekend

There's no doubt that "Virtual Reality" and "Immersive Storytelling" are buzzworthy terms in media these days. With consumer-ready VR setups just around the corner and first-person narratives (like Hardcore) already arriving, it feels like we are right on the precipice...

AFI Fest 2015 Preview: Twitch Picks 10 Top Films

AFI Fest is descending on Hollywood once again and thankfully, Audi is back on board to make all of the screenings FREE (if you can scoop up tix). The fest starts Thursday 11/5 and runs through 11/12. But what to...

Warsaw 2015 Interview: Director Sean Baker Talks TANGERINE, Social Awareness And Smartphone Filmmaking

The director of Tangerine (read Ben Umstead´s review) shot on a shoestring budget and entirely on an iPhone 5s, Sean Baker would probably not have guessed that his indie darling would end up in Oscars talks when he premiered the film...

Hey LA Genre Hounds! Check Out Beyond Fest 2015's Full Slate

With a stat like "the highest attended genre film festival in the US," Beyond Fest has every right to call itself LA's biggest Genre Festival. Well the good folks at all the wonderful organizations that put on Beyond Fest (that...

Sundance NextFest 2015 Interview: Programmer Charlie Reff Talks LA's Event-Driven Fest

Sundance NextFest kicks off in Downtown LA today (if you missed our preview, check it out here) and Sundance Senior Programmer Charlie Reff took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to chat with us about what we're calling...

Sundance NextFest 2015 Preview: LA's Most Innovative Fest Ramps Up

You have got to hand it to the good folks at Sundance. As if having the most important festival on the US indie calendar wasn't enough, they go and create one of the most innovative and interesting mini-festivals happening today....

Review: TANGERINE Pops With Verve And Vérité

On the streets of Los Angeles sunlight seems to move differently than in most places. It blazes, arching across the sky, like a banshee spreading its wings. From behind the wheel of your car, inching forward in the hellion-marked traffic...

Sundance NEXT FEST Lineup Of Movies And Music Announced

Now in its third year, Los Angeles's own Sundance NEXT FEST has just announced their lineup for the 2015 edition taking place August 7-9. The fest kicks off with a Cinespia Cemetery screening of ScreenAnarchy fave Cop Car on August...

Exclusive Debut Of AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS Trailer

You heard the news a few weeks back that the good dudes behind Awesome Asian Bad Guys have secured distribution for their kick ass kickstarted comedy. Now ahead of their June 23 FilmBuff release, we have the world premiere of...

LA Film Fest 2015 Lineup Announced

Spring is in the air and that means that the good folks at Film Independent have been hard at work putting together their lineup for the upcoming LA Film Fest. The downtown festival runs June 10-18 and features some new...

LA Asian Pacific Film Fest 2015: Full Lineup Released

The LA Asian Pacific Film Festival has reached its 31st year (!) of bringing films from the API community to Southern California. This year's lineup continues that tradition with a diverse array of films from all around the Pacific Rim....

Sundance 2015 Review: TANGERINE Pops With Verve And Vérité

On the streets of Los Angeles sunlight seems to move differently than in most places. It blazes, arching across the sky, like a banshee spreading its wings. From behind the wheel of your car, inching forward in the hellion-marked traffic...

LA's No Budget Film Fest Announces Lineup

The No Budget Film Festival will kick off its 5th annual event on LA's east side November 21 and the good folks at cARTel have just announced this year's lineup. Aside from a packed program of short films (listed below),...