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Get Ready To Be Entranced: Sofia Coppola’s THE BEGUILED Grips

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent There was a time when Sofia Coppola could be at an awards show and overlooked as a famous daughter; not anymore, not for years now since LOST IN TRANSLATION. But in her new film, THE BEGUILED, which is a retool of a 1971 Clint Eastwood starrer, she really comes […]

Hey, FROM HOLLYWOOD TO ROSE Is an Insider Film Fan Anthem, Take That THR

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Who doesn’t love The Hollywood Reporter, a trade paper of record since 1930 at the dawn of American Cinema? So what do you do when THR lukewarmly reviews a film that is a fantastically written exploration of the interplay between fans and films, between human superpowers and caped crusaders? […]

Leslie-Ann Coles Will Make You Think About The Female Eye… Festival Too

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Well, how many times have we heard it? “Ladies and Gentlemen,” even that phrase grates because it’s loaded from a, take a guess? Male perspective. And this is where Leslie-Ann Coles founder of The Female Eye Festival comes into sharp focus. For the festival’s 15th anniversary, which opened yesterday […]

What Happens When Fans Watch THE LAST JEDI Trailer: They Go Wild, So Will You

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Ever since STAR WARS time immemorial, or 1977, depending on how tuned-in to George Lucas’ space saga you are, there’s been one constant: a massive fan base. In fact, stealing from the tech world, you could even say “all your fan base are belong to us.” Us being George’s LucasFilm […]

Vintage Bowie, Iggy, Blondie, Syd Barrett in SHOT, Doc on Mick Rock OnDemand Now

by Screenmancer Staff We usually don’t cover OnDemand, but SHOT! THE PSYCHO-SPIRTUAL MANTRA OF ROCK also opened in theaters on April 7, so this isn’t a stretch. SHOT is a voyeurist’s dream/viewfinder brought to you through the eyes of one Mick Rock. Who is Mick Rock? Hyperbole from the press kit sets the perfect tone […]

Greenstrikes Over Airstrikes? Watch TOMORROW, the Documentary, to Find Out How

by Screenmancer Staff What if you could change the world by watching a movie? Okay, what if you could change your way of living by watching TOMORROW today?  This isn’t hippie mumbo-jumbo, it’s a striking new French documentary that offers an alternative to the global pharma Frankenfood reality, where Bayer just bought Monsanto in September of 2016, and […]

Michael Douglas Got Booted & Suited Up for TCM 2017, Like You Were There

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent While he has nothing on the elder Douglas, Golden Era Legend Kirk Douglas at almost 101 years old, TCM celebrated the life and career of Hollywood youngster Michael Douglas during a taping of “Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival” on April 8 at the famous Montalban Theatre during […]