In John Sayles' "Amigo" God was busy somewhere else

John Sayles has done us a service in detailing the day-to-day events in a small village occupied by American troops.


Book Review: Fascism, war and struggle through one person's eyes

"In 1945, Germany and Japan surrendered and World War II ended ... Our stories must be heard and remembered."


Cuban drama shines at LA film fest

Those who missed June screenings at the Los Angeles Film Festival of the "Boleto a Paraiso" have another opportunity to buy a ticket.


"Richard III": Classic with a modern lesson

Enjoying Shakespeare under the stars at Topanga Canyon's Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum is de rigeur during summertime for Angeleno theatergoers.


"Names of Love" juggles froth, sex, history, politics

Watching the first few minutes unfold, one might be lulled into the belief that the next hour and a half will be spent consuming light filmic fare.


Film traces historic period of immigrant rights struggle

The film begins with immigrant rights activist Elvira Arellano recalling the day immigration officials raided her home in 2002.


Jackass's Ryan Dunn: a bad role model

Once I heard the circumstances of Ryan Dunn's death, I was not only paying attention - I was concerned.


Will The Voice replace American Idol?

Watch out American Idol, there's a new singing show in TV town, and it's called The Voice.


Cuba See: L.A. film fest highlights Havana and more

The Los Angeles Film Festival is currently taking place, and this year's multitude of movies includes: "International Spotlight: Cuba."


New “X-Men” is a first class film

A prequel to the original X-Men trilogy, First Class takes place during the Cuban Missile Crisis and focuses on the relationship between Professor X and Magneto.

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