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  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 28, 2020

    THE SCARIEST MOVIE IN QUARANTINE IS ACTUALLY A GAME UNFOLDING ON INSTAGRAM

    "Arcana," a new game with an old Los Angeles murder at its center, is reviving the ARG format by utilizing Instagram.

  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 28, 2020

    REVIEW: JOHN HAWKES AND LOGAN LERMAN SHINE, BUT 'END OF SENTENCE' HITS SOME BUMPS IN THE ROAD

    John Hawkes and Logan Lerman play a father and son at odds on a trip to Ireland in the reconciliation drama "End of Sentence."

    Review, Reviews, Drama, Logan Lerman
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 28, 2020

    A-OK BOOMERS: NEW 'LAUREL CANYON' DOC WILL MAKE YOU SWOON OVER THE SCENE ALL OVER AGAIN

    "Laurel Canyon," the new two-part documentary on Epix premiering Sunday, is the most comprehensive and musically satisfying document...

    Documentary, Music, Musical
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 28, 2020

    REVIEW: 'THE HIGH NOTE,' A SOOTHING MUSIC-BIZ FAIRY TALE, FALLS SHORT OF PERFECT PITCH

    Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Kelvin Harrison Jr. give sharp performances in "The High Note," Nisha Ganatra's uneven follow-up...

    Reviews, Review, Musical, Music
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 28, 2020

    REVIEW: THE FEMALE GAZE SUBTLY ELEVATES ASIAN AMERICAN TRILOGY CAPPER 'I WILL MAKE YOU MINE'

    Lynn Chen makes her feature directing debut with "I Will Make You Mine," reuniting with Goh Nakamura and the casts of "Surrogate Valentine"...

    Features, Feature, Reviews, Review
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 28, 2020

    'THE LORD OF THE RINGS' CAST WILL REUNITE IN LOCKDOWN THIS WEEKEND

    Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom and other stars from "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy are reuniting Sunday for Josh Gad's "Reunited...

    Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Series, Serie
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 28, 2020

    WILL 'GHOST OF TSUSHIMA,' ONE OF THE LAST GAMES COMING FOR PS4, HONOR SAMURAI TRADITION?

    Made by American samurai-movie fans, 'Ghost of Tsushima' is one of the last games coming exclusively for PlayStation 4.

  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 28, 2020

    YOU HAVE TO READ STEVEN SODERBERGH'S ADVICE TO EMERGING DIRECTOR ANDREW PATTERSON

    Steven Soderbergh reached out to filmmaker Andrew Patterson after seeing the younger filmmaker's debut, "The Vast of Night." The two...

  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 28, 2020

    DID 'ALIEN' DESERVE TO BEAT 'STAR WARS'? OUR CRITICS DISCUSS RIDLEY SCOTT'S CLASSIC

    Ridley Scott's "Aliens" took down George Lucas' original "Star Wars" in this week's Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown.

    War, Classic, Criticisms, Criticism, Ridley Scott, George Lucas
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 27, 2020

    WHAT IT'S LIKE TO COME FORWARD AS A SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVOR IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC

    Drew Dixon, Sil Lai Abrams and Sherri Hines talk about disclosing their allegations in the HBO Max documentary 'On the Record.'

    Documentary, Abrams
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 27, 2020

    REVIEW: 'THE VAST OF NIGHT' IS AN INGENIOUS, BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED ODE TO 1950S SCI-FI PARANOIA

    Director Andrew Patterson plays homage to 1950s sci-fi paranoia and TV anthology series such as "The Twilight Zone" in his crafty first...

    Feature, Features, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Review, Series, Serie
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 27, 2020

    AIDS ACTIVIST LARRY KRAMER ONCE TORCHED THE FILM 'PHILADELPHIA' IN THE L.A. TIMES

    Writing for The Times in 1994, playwright and AIDS activist Larry Kramer, who died Wednesday, called Jonathan Demme's "Philadelphia"...

  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 27, 2020

    'FINDING NEMO,' 'WONDER WOMAN' AND 14 OTHER MOVIES COMPETE IN THIS WEEK'S ULTIMATE SUMMER MOVIE SHOWDOWN

    "Big," "Sister Act" and "X-Men: First Class" are the other potential finalists this week.

  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 26, 2020

    REVIEW: HOW MUCH SCREEN TIME IS TOO MUCH? 'SCREENED OUT' WONDERS AND WANDERS

    Documentary on screen addiction could use some focus.

    Reviews, Review, Documentary
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 25, 2020

    WHAT A BELOVED BALLET TEACHER GETS FOR HER 100TH BIRTHDAY: A DRIVE-BY PARTY, OF COURSE

    Joan Bayley worked in Hollywood musicals alongside Judy Garland, Bing Crosby and Marilyn Monroe before teaching ballet for nearly 50...

    Musical, Music, Hollywood
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 25, 2020

    VENICE FILM FESTIVAL INSISTS THE SHOW MUST GO ON IN SEPTEMBER

    Luca Zaia, the governor of Veneto, confirmed that the Venice Film Festival will go on as planned in September despite pandemic.

    Festivals, Festival
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 23, 2020

    FRANK MARSHALL HAS HOPE FOR THE FUTURE OF FILMMAKING: 'IT'S JUST GONNA LOOK DIFFERENT'

    Veteran director and producer Frank Marshall talks about the halted production of "Jurassic World: Dominion" and filmmaking after COVID-19.

    Frank Marshall
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 23, 2020

    23 YEARS AFTER THE SLEEPER SUCCESS OF 'THE FULL MONTY,' PETER CATTANEO TURNS TO 'MILITARY WIVES'

    Peter Cattaneo earned an Oscar nomination for "The Full Monty" and then couldn't figure out what to do next. He's back 23 years later...

    Comedy, Oscar, Oscars
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 23, 2020

    DOES 'OUT,' NEW PIXAR SHORT WITH FIRST DISNEY GAY PROTAGONIST, ANSWER LGBTQ INCLUSION CALL?

    "Out," streaming on Disney+, is a Pixar animated short with the studio's first LGBTQ animated lead character who reveals his sexual...

    Streaming, Streamings, Animation
  • By Los Angeles Times   -   May 23, 2020

    HOW NETFLIX'S 'ALL DAY AND A NIGHT' DODGES STEREOTYPES TO TELL PAINFUL TRUTHS

    Joe Robert Cole's Netflix drama "All Day and a Night" explores the intersection of toxic masculinity and systemic oppression. Cole...

    Drama, Jeffrey Wright