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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Casting By' Is A Warm Tribute & Thanks To The Often Overlooked Work Of The Casting Director

    Here’s an interesting fact revealed in Tom Donahue’s documentary “Casting By”: casting directors are the only opening single card credit that does not receive its own Academy Award nomination. It’s an interesting fact, but also sort of a depressing one, as this film reveals not just how integral cas...

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    L.A. Film Fest: Spike Jonze Unveils Two Clips From 'Her' During Chat With David O. Russell

    Spike Jonze sat down for a chat with his best buddy David O. Russell on Saturday at the Los Angeles Film Fest to talk about his career and unveil two new clips from his upcoming film, “Her,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, Chris Pratt, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and Scarlett Johansson. We’ll hav...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Goodbye World' A Realistic & Entertaining Take On The Apocalypse

    Blame it on the Mayans, maybe, but 2012 and 2013 have seen a host of films with apocalypse on the brain, from big budget action flicks to meta-comedies like “This Is The End,” to smaller, more realistic dramedies like “It’s A Disaster,” which made its premiere at last year’s L.A. Film Fest (we even ...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Code Black' Depicts Life In The ER Of An LA County Hospital With Heartbreak & Hope

    During the introduction to his documentary “Code Black” at its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, director and ER doctor Ryan McGarry warned the audience about the graphic imagery in the film, which documents the emergency room at LA County Hospital. However, McGarry justifies these im...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Four Dogs' Is A Refreshingly Real & Funny Take on Hollywood & Friendship

    The debut directorial feature from Joe Burke, “Four Dogs,” could be aptly subtitled, “Down and Out in Hollywood,” as it centers Oliver (Oliver Cooper), on a struggling actor, and his acting class buddy, Dan (Dan Bakkedahl). But in actuality, the Hollywood struggle story is really only a surface conc...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: Documentary 'Our Nixon' An Illuminating & Hilarious Look At The Former President

    The documentary "Our Nixon" by Penny Lane serves as a bit of a complication to the popular narrative of Richard Nixon as our most scandalized and scheming of Presidents. While it doesn't seek to alter the this narrative, it does attempt to add another layer to the story, a perspective offered by tho...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Winter In The Blood'

    It’s been over a decade since twin brothers Alex and Andrew Smith’s film “The Slaughter Rule,” starring Ryan Gosling, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002, and their follow up film, “Winter in the Blood” returns them to their home state of Montana, this time focusing on a young and troubled...

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    Exclusive: Listen To A Track From The Score Of L.A. Film Fest Documentary 'American Revolutionary'

    The L.A. Film Festival is now in full swing, kicking off last night, and continuing our week of exclusives from films playing the fest, we're got cut from score to the Documentary Competition title "American Revolutionary: The Evolution Of Grace Lee Boggs."

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    The Los Angeles Film Festival Has Arrived!

    It's time for the Los Angeles Film Festival! Filmforum is the community sponsor for two films at the festival: The Island of St. Mathews by Kevin Jerome Everson, and The Act of Killing, by Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn.

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    Exclusive: Clip From L.A. Film Fest Apocalyptic Drama 'Goodbye World' Starring Adrian Grenier, Ben McKenzie, Gaby Hoffmann & Kid Cudi

    We've had quite the week of exclusive first looks at some of the films that are playing the L.A. Film Fest this year, and as the festival kicks off tonight, we've got another exclusive clip from one of the films in the narrative competition -- the intriguing apocalyptic drama "Goodbye World," featur...

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