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“Every 40 Years” tells a father’s rock star past [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Every 40 Years” tells a father’s rock star past [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Morgan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com   Film festivals are showcases for new films that are hoping to get picked up for distribution. One of these films that premiered at this year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival is “Every 40 Years” (for our exclusive interview with the film’s directors, visit www.cinemacy.com) Many people cringe at the thought of […]

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In heartwarming ‘Lion,’ destiny is discovered [MOVIE REVIEW]

In heartwarming ‘Lion,’ destiny is discovered [MOVIE REVIEW]

Morgan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com As its name implies, “Lion,” is a dramatic and extraordinarily powerful film, now having been nominated for six Academy Awards. Directed by Garth Davis, “Lion” tells the incredible true story of five-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) who, after being accidentally separated from his family in one of the world’s busiest cities, Kolkata, India, ends […]

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In “The Incredible Jessica James”, Jessica Williams’ star burns bright

In “The Incredible Jessica James”, Jessica Williams’ star burns bright

Morgan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com   The closing-night film of the Sundance Film Festival has the pressure of being the last thing that audiences will remember after ten days of non-stop movie-hopping. And while that pressure may be too intense for some, the joyously crowd-pleasing The Incredible Jessica James is a film that’s more than game to take […]

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Beach city marchers join 750,000 in LA Women’s March

Beach city marchers join 750,000 in LA Women’s March

An estimated 750,000 marchers participated in the Los Angeles Women’s March on January 21, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Hermosa Beach resident Missy Sheldon and Manhattan beach resident April Wayland organized a bus of marchers that departed from Hermosa Beach. Another three buses departed from Manhattan Beach.

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Nine Films from Sundance Alumni to Watch Now

Nine Films from Sundance Alumni to Watch Now

  by Nelson Tracey/www.cinemacy.com Cinemacy is excited to be returning to Park City, Utah to cover the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, kicking off a new year in cinema. We realize that many of the movies seen here won’t have a release date until later in the year, so we compiled a list of movies related […]

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Michael Keaton reveals the McDonald’s Empire’s unsavory history in “The Founder” [MOVIE REVIEW]

Michael Keaton reveals the McDonald’s Empire’s unsavory history in “The Founder” [MOVIE REVIEW]

  by Jasper Bernbaum/www.cinemacy.com It feels eerily appropriate that The Founder is being released nationwide on the same day as the presidential inauguration. It’s a film that serves as both a necessary history lesson and cautionary tale about the beginning of big business and modern consumerism, a concept that could potentially continue to dictate our […]

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Ride the wave: the 10th Annual Southern California Slack Key Festival in Redondo Beach

Ride the wave: the 10th Annual Southern California Slack Key Festival in Redondo Beach

by Jennifer Passaro Umi is both the Hawaiian word for ten and the Japanese word for wave. It is with grace, power, and something like the predictability of physics that a handful of the world’s best slack key guitarists, Hawaiian singers, and hula dancers will gather to perform this Sunday at the 10th Anniversary Southern […]

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Cinemacy Editors Pick Their Top Films of 2016

Cinemacy Editors Pick Their Top Films of 2016

Cinemacy Staff/www.cinemacy.com What we here at Cinemacy consider to be the best of 2016 represents a combination of the movies that had the greatest emotional impact on us, matched with movies that felt innovative or groundbreaking. Here are the films we consider to be last year’s best. Happy new year! Morgan – The Lobster The […]

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‘White Lightning’ carries away last of the Hermosa Beach Surfin’ Kerwin Brothers.

‘White Lightning’ carries away last of the Hermosa Beach Surfin’ Kerwin Brothers.

Legendary Hermosa Beach surfer and paddler Jim Kerwin has passed away at the age of 95 . He was the last of the Surfin’ Kerwin brothers and the last surviving member of the pre WWII Hermosa Beach Surfing Club.

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In Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson”, life Americana is lyrical [MOVIE REVIEW]

In Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson”, life Americana is lyrical [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Ryan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com   The thing about daily life, since it’s typically lived in such a familiar, repetitive and track-like fashion, is that we often miss the subtle, magical coincidences that are going on around us all the time. In his latest movie, “Paterson“, writer and director Jim Jarmusch sprinkles in these subtle surrealities that […]

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Peninsula Homes: Jane Austen Lives Here

Peninsula Homes:  Jane Austen Lives Here

The rare Regency style Peninsula home was inspired by its owners’ backgrounds and travels   Photos by Kim Pritchard and Rob Massi by Stephanie Cartozian The late Rita Rogers, M.D. met her future husband G. Allen Rogers, M.D. at Albany Medical School in the late 1950s, while finishing her psychiatric residency. Rita was born in […]

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Action-packed “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” could’ve gone a little more rogue [MOVIE REVIEW]

Action-packed “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” could’ve gone a little more rogue [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Ryan Rojas/Cinemacy.com It’s a risky – and dare it be said, roguish – move, to release a stand-alone Star Wars movie outside of the classic saga series that fans know and love so well. Riskier still would be hiring a director with only three feature films to his name (including just one blockbuster) to […]

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Mira Costa hoops squad falls to Chaminade

Mira Costa hoops squad falls to Chaminade

by Paul Teetor It was a shot that could have been a turning point. Instead it opened the door to a crushing defeat. When Jacob Magelby, Mira Costa’s tallest player, went up for a layup early in the third quarter of Friday night’s non-league encounter with Chaminade of West Hills, the Mustangs were in the […]

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Modern Musical ‘La La Land’ is a beautiful, bittersweet look at love and stardom [MOVIE REVIEW]

Modern Musical ‘La La Land’ is a beautiful, bittersweet look at love and stardom [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Morgan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com This isn’t the first time thirty-six-year-old Ryan Gosling and twenty-eight-year-old Emma Stone have played on-screen lovers (“Gangster Squad,” “Crazy Stupid Love”), nor is it the first time thirty-one-year-old Damien Chazelle wrote and directed an electrifying feature film about an artist’s drive to perform onstage (Academy Award-winning “Whiplash”). Put them all together, and […]

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Natalie Portman transforms into the stunning and stoic First Lady in ‘Jackie’ [MOVIE REVIEW]

Natalie Portman transforms into the stunning and stoic First Lady in ‘Jackie’ [MOVIE REVIEW]

by H. Nelson Tracey/ www.cinemacy.com For better or for worse, timing plays a massive role in our view of films, no matter how much we as an audience try to be objective. Yet, when employed correctly, a movie can strike an exact chord. Perhaps in the wake of the most divisive election in our lifetime, an […]

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