Film

Review: ‘The Wrecking Crew’

March 20, 2015 | By Ekphrasis Rex | Category: Film

As we go through life, we first recall those events or situations that gave us the strongest sensations. From love, to hate, to pain, to fear, to pleasure — it’s the ones that made the deepest impact that first come to mind. As of last Saturday, when I went to see “The Wrecking Crew” at the Nuart Theater on Santa Monica [...]



Free Tickets to French Film Series: Les Lutins du Court-Métrage

January 20, 2015 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Film

Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK), the performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, in partnership with the Alliance Française of Los Angeles, brings Les Lutins du Court-Métrage 2014 to Los Angeles as part of its public performing arts series at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. A selection of 2014’s best French short [...]



Movie Review: ‘Foxcatcher’

December 28, 2014 | By Ekphrasis Rex | Category: Film

The “Foxcatcher” movie is a fair recounting of an event that once again proves that truth is stranger than fiction.
Sadly, it feels more like a documentary rather than a feature film. Although the events leading to the tragic denouement are close to the facts, the actors in this drama leave the viewer with a misrepresentation [...]



Review of ‘Inside the Mind of Leonardo’

December 26, 2014 | By Ekphrasis Rex | Category: Film

On Monday I tried out a new restaurant in Westwood. When I came out, I was surprised to see the lights on at the Crest Theatre (it’s been closed for about four years). It was almost 8 p.m., and the movie title was intriguing: “Inside the Mind of Leonardo.” I bought a ticket.
For the younger [...]



Free Tickets to Oscar-nominated Film ‘The Lady in Number 6’

February 13, 2014 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera, Film

Alice Herz-Sommer is no armchair philosopher. At 109, she knows exactly what’s important in life from her experience in Theresienstadt during World War II. Alice, the oldest Holocaust survivor, is the subject of the Oscar-nominated documentary short: “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life.”
In less than 40 minutes, director Malcolm Clarke and co-writer [...]



‘In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey’: Reminiscences and a Review

September 1, 2013 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Featured Articles, Film

Although I hate to admit it, I have known about the iconic American guitarist/composer John Fahey and played his music on the guitar for more than 40 years. So, I’d like to begin my review of the documentary “In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey,” written, directed and produced by James [...]



‘G-DOG’: a Film About Father Greg Boyle and Homeboy Industries by Freida Mock

April 23, 2013 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Film

“G-DOG,” a documentary film about Father Greg Boyle, will screen at Laemmle Theaters in Claremont, Santa Monica, North Hollywood, Pasadena and Encino beginning April 25. The film, written and directed by Oscar winner Freida Mock, is a profile of Father Boyle, a Jesuit priest and unlikely gang expert who rescues tough street kids through the largest, most [...]



Movie Review: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Love Never Dies’

March 2, 2012 | By Gil Kaan | Category: Film

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Love Never Dies,” his sequel to his widely popular “The Phantom of the Opera,” has been successfully transferred to the silver screen for viewing by those not able to fly to Melbourne, Australia, to experience this most entertaining musical.
This 165-minute film begins with interviews with Lloyd Webber and various members of his [...]



Ticket Giveaway to Encore Screening of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Love Never Dies”

March 2, 2012 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Film

Win a pair of tickets to an encore screening in IMAX of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Love Never Dies,” the sequel to his widely popular “The Phantom of the Opera,” at the Burbank AMC theaters on Wednesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. Simply send an email to editor@culturespotla.com with the answer to the following trivia [...]



Ticket Giveaway for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Love Never Dies’

February 20, 2012 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Film

Be one of the first to see Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Love Never Dies,” the highly anticipated sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera,” when NCM Fathom and Omniverse Vision present the first U.S. showing of the three-time Helpmann Award winner in movie theaters nationwide on Tuesday, Feb. 28, with a second showing on March 7, [...]