The Icarus Line Must Die is a narrative whose roots are embedded in documentary and the underground Los Angeles music scene. Director Michael Grodner also brings a No Wave Cinema aesthetic to the playground, and even with these myriad of influences, The Icarus Line Must Die thankfully carves a singular path.
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This week I’m giving away my Blu-ray copy of The Strangers: Prey At Night and DVD copy of Class Rank. Entry details below (btw I loved Class Rank!).
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This week’s CinemAddicts giveaway is my Blu-ray copy of Blockers (digital code included!). Easy to enter details are below!!
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I’ve lived in Culver City, worked at Miracle Mile, and have traversed the somewhat tony confines of Los Feliz, and these areas are among the locales spotlighted in director Christian Papierniak’s seductively beguiling Izzy Gets The F**k Of Town. But neither the director or Los Angeles are the stars of the show. The Queen Bee is Mackenzie Davis, and she’s a huge reason for this movie’s creative success.
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There’s a ton of things to say about Damsel, but the less you know the better. Toplined by Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, Damsel is a Western of the highest order. Skip reviews and just see this movie, but if you must read a bit more, here’s some non-spoiler stuff . . .
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Los Angeles based indie rock band Family of the Year are heading on tour this fall with Houndmouth in support of their new album Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime. Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. pt. The tour starts off September 15 at Salt Lake City, Utah’s Commonwealth Room.
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I’m giving away my Blu-ray copy for Pacific Rim: Uprising on the latest CinemAddicts giveaway. Details to enter are below!
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The gritty cop drama Shades of Blue, toplined by Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta, brings back recollections to the great NY set police flicks from the 1970s. There’s a creative vitality to this genre, and in our video below Liotta briefly talks about why he loves shooting in The Big Apple.
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One of the intriguing aspects of Sicario is experiencing a rather green FBI agent (Emily Blunt) realize the “land of wolves” that dominate the drug wars. With Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Isabela Reyes (Isabela Moner) gets a similar education. Audio of Moner discussing the film is below . . .
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Eating Animals, based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s book, takes an in-depth look at the destructive nature of factory farming. Directed by Christopher Quinn and narrated by Natalie Portman (who also produces), Eating Animals is a documentary that is definitely worth checking out. Below is the audio of my interview with Quinn.
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