Filmaker Al Razutis Presents Screening at Echo Park Film Center

Echo Park Film Center

Experimental/Visionary Filmaker Al Razutis Presents Screening at Echo Park Film Center NOT ABOUT ART: A sampler of short films by AL RAZUTIS—VISUAL ALCHEMY Celebrating avant-garde, Structuralist, formalist, mythopoeic, Situationist and anarchist influences over nearly 50 years of film-making, Al Razutis is pioneer in film/video hybrids, optical manipulations, radical media performance, holographic and 3-D art practice, […]

StoneFace Theater Review

StoneFace

  StoneFace: A Not So Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Playhouse: How to Stuff a Wild Buster First of all, Stoneface does not refer to Easter Island’s monolithic ancestral images carved out of rock by Rapa Nui’s Polynesian stone sculptors. Rather, Stoneface is a bioplay about the great silent film comic Buster […]

Lear Theatre Review

Lear

Geer Does Lear: Much Ado About the 21st Century Relevancy of a Shakespearean Plot Point Hark! To paraphrase Juliet: “What light through yonder canyon breaks?” Why, it’s none other than the launching of the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum’s season at its Topanga Canyon outpost, which rather gloriously kicked off June 7 with a production of […]

Trust Me Film Review

Trust Me

Trust Me: Nice Agents Finish Last? As the old cliché goes, Clark Gregg is one of those actors whose name audiences may not know but whose face auds will recognize. Especially for his recurring role as Agent Phil Coulson in various permutations of the Marvel comics-derived big and little screen versions of The Avengers, Thor, […]

Hollywood Heritage Museum Celebrates Filmmaking in Hawaii

Hollywood Heritage Celebrates 100 Years of Filmmaking in Hawaii

For Immediate Release: Hollywood Heritage Museum 2100 N. Highland Avenue Hollywood, CA  90068-3241 323/874-2276 Hollywood Heritage Museum Celebrates 100 Years of Filmmaking in Hawaii Hollywood Heritage will be kicking off the Summer with Ed Rampell, co-author of “THE HAWAI’I MOVIE AND TELEVISION BOOK: Celebrating 100 Years of Film Production Throughout the Hawaiian Islands”, who will […]

The Gondoliers Theatre Review

Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers

Gonzo-liers: Gilbert and Sullivan Mock Inequality with a “republican Monarchy” It’s funny how ideas ooze up from the collective psyche and into the public discourse and the arts. Sometimes this takes the form of symbolism, other times more straightforward expressions, in new works. In other cases, artists may hearken back to earlier pieces that have […]

Thaïs Opera Review

Thaïs

Thaïs: Religion Versus Sexuality On an Epic Scale Jules Massenet’s Thaïsis a tale of religion and sexual repression, with baritone Plácido Domingo as Athanaël, a meddler of epic proportions, masquerading as a monk in order to hide his inner psychological conflicts. Finding the Egyptian city of Alexandria to be swept by sin (translation: people are […]

A Million Ways to Die in the West

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Meanwhile, back at the ranch: For those who enjoy genre spoofs and gross out humor, Seth MacFarlane’s R-rated A Million Ways to Die in the West serves up a heaping pile of humor with a million mirthful movie moments. Others who prefer their comedy to be cerebral and refined, rather than raucous, may wish to […]

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire: Night of the Soprano: The Ballad of Blanche DuBois Translating an artwork composed for one medium into another is a fascinating aesthetic adventure (except when it’s done primarily to cash in on a piece’s high profile name recognition factor). Tennessee Williams’ classic New Orleans-set A Streetcar Named Desire, which opened on the […]

PLIMPTON! Starring George Plimpton as Himself TV Review

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself

PLIMPTON! Starring George Plimpton as Himself The Effete Everyman of Ink and Screen The PBS American Masters series is airing a biopic about the writer who made a career out of being a sort of “professional amateur.” As Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself shows through archival footage and original interviews, the so-called “participatory journalist” […]