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LA Film Festival 2014 Tuesday Recap

LA Film Festival 2014 Tuesday Recap

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Today was filled with highs and lows. I didn’t know what to expect of Jimi: All is by my side (read our review), a biopic about Jimi Hendrix starring Outkast’s Andre Benjamin in the title role. The film was successful at capturing the 60’s spirit, with a detachment at times reminiscent of French New Wave films. The film focuses on the […]

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LA Film Fest 2014 Sunday Recap

LA Film Fest 2014 Sunday Recap

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There was quite a few films worth watching on Sunday at the LA film festival as well as plenty of Coffee Talks taking place at the Luxe City Center Hotel. My pick for the day was the much buzzed-about Trouble Dolls (read our review), the debut from writer/director duo Jennifer Prediger and Jess Weixler, also starring here. This indie film […]

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LA Film Fest 2014 Saturday Recap

LA Film Fest 2014 Saturday Recap

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When covering a film festival here in Los Angeles, I always tend to base my selection on specific themes, picking one entry per subject I intend to visit. As a result, I usually focus on a list of 10 films, which represent my own – fully subjective and non-exhaustive – vision of the festival.  As for the themes, genres or subgenres covered, […]

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LA Film Festival 2013 – Day 7

LA Film Festival 2013 – Day 7

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Thursday was a pretty good day when it comes to the film selection, Tom Donahue’s Casting By (read our review) paid homage to casting directors and, most particularly, Marion Dougherty, a pioneer in that field. The documentary wasn’t short in familiar faces, from Clint Eastwood to Al Pacino and Robert de Niro, all emphasizing how casting directors should get credited for their […]

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LA Film Fest 2013 – Day 3

LA Film Fest 2013 – Day 3

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The festival offered lots of varied activities and film on Saturday. While I was haunting the theaters – and occasionally the loung – my wife and 2 kids attended Family day, which was taking place at Nokia plazza. They then headed to Figat7th for a free outdoor screening of Brassland, a documentary about a trumpet festival in Serbia. The event […]

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LA Film Festival 2013 – Day 2

LA Film Festival 2013 – Day 2

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Friday’s film selection was pretty varied, with high and lows. The Moo Man, a documentary about a farmer and his cows was pretty disappointing and should have been better suited for a PBS segment. The following Q&A was also pretty weak, the filmmaker being unable to answer some basic questions. Winter in the Blood, the adaptation of a James Welch’s […]

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LA Film Fest 2013 – Day 1

LA Film Fest 2013 – Day 1

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The festival kicks off officially tonight with the premiere of Pedro Almodovar’s I’m So Excited (picture below by Anji Milanovic). There are quite a few movies worth seeing and, rather than focusing on a  few sections as we usually do, we will this year try to give you a taste of everything. Here is a – non-exclusive list – of movies […]

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