Daily Archives: June 23, 2018

Netflixable? “Bobbi Jene”

The dancer and title character is nude, contorting, lithe and athletic when we meet her, bending her body in intense, jerky and breathless movement. “Bobbi Jene” is Bobbi Jene Smith, an Iowan who jumped from Juilliard into one of the … Continue reading

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Preview, “The Festival” goes for the dark and silly parts of the rock fest experience

Folks behind “The In-Betweeners” rounded up fresh (ish) faces for this riff on what going to Bonnaroo, Coachella or Glastonbury is “really” like. Jemaine Clement and Nick Frost play the adults here, so make of that what you will.

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Preview, Naturalism, non-actors and milieu sell “Skate Kitchen”

The Skate Kitchen are the proud, mouthy young skateboarding women who ignore “Promise me, no more skating,” and Jaden Smith is the photographer  interested in their vibe in this Sundance phenom from the people who made the doc “The Wolfpack.” … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Mirage Factory” zeroes in on the three people who “made” LA and the Hollywood Dream

I’ve read a bit about LA’s infamous victory in “The Water Wars” that ensured this parched pueblo would become the megalopolis it is. And of course, I’ve seen “Chinatown” countless times. And I’ve read and watched documentaries about D.W. Griffith, … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Jurassic” gins up $145, “Incredibles” drops to $84

These of the days of “Jimmy Crack Corn, and I Don’t Care” at the movies. Studios release middling, juvenile but big and brawny blockbusters, and the critics don’t care. The movies may stupid money, and the studios don’t care about … Continue reading

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