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Daily Archives: March 10, 2016

When people refer to Los Angeles, most of the time they refer to downtown L.A., a central urban area populated by skyscrapers. Los Angeles County, on the other hand, is the 4,083 square mile region in Southern California which incorporates 88 official cities and 76 unincorporated communities, making it one of the most diverse areas in the world. Areas such… Read more »

10 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The libertarian political belief, has historically not been a popular ideology within the largely left-wing factions of mainstream Hollywood. Yet this seemingly right-wing political theory bears major ambiguities regarding its origin within the political spectrum, particularly through its similarities with Anarchism, believing that government control should be minimal and that the onus of control should be left upon the individual…. Read more »

10 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The most remarkable thing about Jennifer Jason Leigh’s career isn’t her wildly varied filmography or even the immersive approach she takes to developing each character she encounters. No, what’s most remarkable about Leigh’s career is that it’s taken over thirty years for the gifted performer to finally start receiving the attention she deserves. Audiences who were blown away by Leigh’s… Read more »

10 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The portrayal of the police and cops in cinema has both varied and changed throughout the years since films were first produced. Some of the earliest versions of the police were the Keystone Cops, a group of bumbling police officers from the silent film era. Then there were the gangster films of the 1930’s, which often showed the police as… Read more »

10 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

As the 1980s dawned in the cinematic world it would turn out to be, to paraphrase Dickens, the best and worst of times. Though the era of expansive thought and experimentation looked to be over and many a great master of European cinema ended or wound down their careers, there were still some golden moments in that decade. However, not… Read more »

10 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

It wasn’t this year that Irish actress Saoirse Ronan (whose first name is pronounced “Sarsha”, rhyming with “inertia”) brought home the Academy Award for Best Leading Actress. At 22 years old, to be completed next April 12th, Ronan is already on her second nomination, the first one being for Atonement, in 2008, at the tender age of 13. She has… Read more »

10 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists