Farmer's TanThe local film scene heats up this weekend with the San Clemente screening of a film about an Orange County high school student facing shame for taking his farmer's tan to school and the Santa Ana continuation of the OC Film Fiesta.
Village Voice Media has launched a film blog featuring posts directly from the Sundance Film Festival, which runs through through Jan. 31. Yours truly will blog on Navel Gazing from Park City, Utah, as well--in the event I find something to plug into.If I do have the power, having both blogs up d ... More >>
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The final Newport Beach Film Festival entries viewed by yours truly on closing day Thursday were solid efforts. Denied access to former San Clemente resident Rian Johnson's The Brothers Bloom Tuesday night, Clockwork joined a decent-sized  ... More >>
The "French Spotlight" film Seraphine, which is from France and Belgium, was the big jury-award winner at the just-concluded 10th anniversary Newport Beach Film Festival. The film nearly swept the jury's feature-film categories, winning best film, actor (Ulrich Tukur), actress (Yolande Moreau), dire ... More >>
The big question on the mind of anyone amid the crowds at Edwards Island Cinema at Fashion Island in Newport Beach Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights was: My God, don't these people work? And a second: Don't they know we're teetering on Depression? Finally: Buddy, can you spare a ticket?
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In recent weeks, smallish films deserving a second look have found a home in Huntington Beach. Actually, two homes if you count the Regency Charter Centre (formerly an Edwards), which has shown a penchant for holding on to some worthy flicks even as the huge summer blockbusters roll into town. For i ... More >>