7 items from 2015
Eating One’s Way To Enlightenment: Gabbert Follows Gold Down A Rabbit-Hole Of Crucial Cultural Cuisine
Everyone in Los Angeles knows that Jonathan Gold is the man you look to for advice on where to score the tastiest tacos, slurp down the most flavorful pho or best bet to brave the culinary possibilities of the notoriously gelatinous hagfish. The man knows his way around the various indigenous subsets blooming from the borders of a city known to most by its obnoxious sprawl and Hollywood gleam, and with genuine regard for the melting pot of immigrant communities cultivating their native dishes throughout his hometown, he connects paying customers to those fine inborn cooks who woefully deserve their patronage. Paying tribute to the beloved L.A. Times’ food critic, Laura Gabbert’s unadorned documentary portrait, City of Gold, explores Jonathan’s unequaled ethos as a cultural writer with a decidedly reserved aesthetic »
- Jordan M. Smith
New York City is the epicenter of almost all national television media: ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Ajam, Bloomberg, etc, not to mention a majority of major print and online publications. Los Angeles is the City of Angels. Philadelphia--some Flyers and Eagles fans notwithstanding--is the City of Brotherly Love. New York is the City of Media. So when the Storm of the Century is bearing down on said city, you can bet that the pre-game show leading up to the big event is going to be almost as big as the event itself. But upon waking up this morning and expecting no power and two feet of drifting snow outside the window here in North Jersey, the scene wasn't any different than the aftermath of an average storm that hit here 72 hours earlier. All told, that storm left about seven inches and didn't affect »
- Joe Concha
The “Hunger Games” duo will tackle the tragic true tale of Francisco “Pipin” Ferraras and Audrey Mestre
“The Dive” tells the tragic true story of freedivers Francisco “Pipin” Ferraras and his wife Audrey Mestre, who competed to travel as deep as possible underwater on a single breath of air.
- Jeff Sneider
Written for the screen and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
It’s not just that Paul Thomas Anderson’s movies tend to defy any one genre description; it’s that, often, it seems as if the writer-director is trying to play with many genres simultaneously. The only reason that Boogie Nights isn’t the best drama of the 1990s is that it spends a lot of time trying to be the best comedy of the 1990s instead. So Anderson’s newest, Inherent Vice, is a departure in that it mostly sticks to one style (sun-drenched film noir) and one tone (absurdist comedy). It’s also a fine film, which suffers only when measured against the insanely high standard that Anderson’s past work has set.
- Mark Young
The feature film directorial debut from Writer/Director Richard Montoya is based on his award-winning play of the same name, originally produced at the Mark Taper Forum for Culture Clash. Water & Power – Shot over 12 extraordinary nights in Los Angeles, the film tells the story of two brothers nicknamed Water & Power by their hard-working father who was an irrigation field man for the famed Department of Water & Power of Los Angeles (Ladwp). From the blue-collar housing projects of the city’s Eastside to the very corridors of power where deals are made in the City of Angels – Water & Power explores a cautionary tale – with a [ Read More ]
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- Rudie Obias
Last summer it was revealed that Elle Fanning is lined up to star as Frankenstein author Mary Shelley in Haifaa Al-Mansour’s romantic period piece, A Storm in the Stars. In addition to her role as Shelley, the actress is now looking to be involved in another horror-related project from another acclaimed director, as it’s been revealed that Fanning is set to star in Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon.
According to The Wrap, Elle Fanning is looking to star as an “aspiring model who is caught in a world of beauty and demise” in the female-centric horror film from Refn. Filming on The Neon Demon will begin early this year in Los Angeles, satisfying Nicolas Winding Refn’s desire to shoot another movie in the City of Angels (an itch he’s wanted to scratch since shooting 2011’s Drive).
It’s possible that The Neon Demon is »
- Derek Anderson
Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn looks poised to return to the neon-lit sidewalks, back alleys and pool halls of his cinematic Los Angeles for his next project, The Neon Demon. Announced late last year, the flick is still in the early stages – as he’s currently deep in development on I Walk With The Dead – but the casting calls have begun in earnest as Elle Fanning is in discussions to nab a role.
Described by the director as a bona fide horror about “vicious beauty,” The Neon Demon is set to orbit around an all-female cast within the City Of Angels. We can now add one name to that core cast, as The Wrap reports that Maleficent star Fanning is in negotiations for a role as “an aspiring model who is caught in a world of beauty and demise.” It seems Refn couldn’t be happier to add the actress to his roster, »
- Gem Seddon
7 items from 2015
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