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Cate Blanchett is an artistic vision in experimental film, “Manifesto” [MOVIE REVIEW]

Cate Blanchett is an artistic vision in experimental film, “Manifesto” [MOVIE REVIEW]

  BY MORGAN ROJAS/CINEMACY.COM Cate Blanchett is a powerhouse performer, as proven by her two Academy Awards, three Golden Globes, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three BAFTAs, among countless other nominations. The Australian actress is now back with a film that strays from the mainstream but displays her talent in a way that she […]

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Swing dance is still jumpin’ and jivin’ in ‘Alive and Kicking’ [MOVIE REVIEW]

Swing dance is still jumpin’ and jivin’ in ‘Alive and Kicking’ [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Rebekah Roberts/www.cinemacy.com  Alive and Kicking is a feature length documentary film about swing dancing, including its Harlem origin, its rebirth in the 1990s, and ongoing presence today. Film executive (and Lindy Hopper) Susan Glatzer makes her directorial debut with Alive and Kicking, giving audiences an inside look into the modern-day sensation of the international swing dance […]

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Rami Malek keeps an emotional distance in indie thriller ‘Buster’s Mal Heart’ [MOVIE REVIEW]

Rami Malek keeps an emotional distance in indie thriller ‘Buster’s Mal Heart’ [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Kailee Andrews/www.cinemacy.com   Director Sarah Adina Smith’s surreal sci-fi tinged drama, Buster’s Mal Heart, tracks the journey of three seemingly different men– an exhausted working dad, an unhinged mountain outlaw, and a sailor lost at sea.  All are played by Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) and the question of their true linkage will be teased […]

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Letters to the Editor 5-4-17

True blue Lieu Dear ER: I attended the Ted Lieu Town Hall and it was quite an eye-opening experience (“Lieu holds court,” ER April 27, 2017).  While it is easy to understand why Rep. Lieu was disappointed with his party’s performance at the polls, his resistance posture reminds me of a child holding his breath […]

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“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is a fresh take on a familiar storyline

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is a fresh take on a familiar storyline

by Nelson Tracey/www.cinemacy.com We are nearing the 10th anniversary as well as the rumored end of Robert Downey Jr.’s breakout role in Iron Man, and the aftermath has proven that there are essentially two types of people: those who are going to see every Marvel feature no matter what, and those who lost interest sometime during […]

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Mélanie Laurent inspires eco-conscious change in ‘Tomorrow’ [MOVIE REVIEW]

Mélanie Laurent inspires eco-conscious change in ‘Tomorrow’ [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Morgan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com On April 22, 2017, the “March for Science” took place in Washington, D.C. and over 500 cities across the world, bringing government attention to the importance and impact of science research on the future of our global civilization (a cause that some in positions of power are planning to de-fund). It was opportunity to have a […]

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Lynch recounts formative years in ‘David Lynch: The Art Life’ [MOVIE REVIEW]

Lynch recounts formative years in ‘David Lynch: The Art Life’ [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Ryan Rojas/cinemacy.com David Lynch may be known as a singularly unique type of filmmaker, whose films explore the oddities and anxieties of the modern American tapestry by literally physicalizing the strange and grotesque into form (or, he’s known as just a guy who makes inaccessible, incomprehensibly absurd art films). But the elusive yet celebrated […]

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The Last Picture Show and Black Narcissus wow at this year’s Turner Classic Movie Film Festival

The Last Picture Show and Black Narcissus wow at this year’s Turner Classic Movie Film Festival

by Ryan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com Amidst all of the new and contemporary movies that we, here at Cinemacy, watch and share with our readers, there are always old classics that have been skipped, or just need to be to re-watched and enjoyed all over again. One event that celebrates the films of the past is the Turner […]

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Try Colossal for an indie alternative to the studio monster movie [MOVIE REVIEW]

Try Colossal for an indie alternative to the studio monster movie [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Morgan Rojas/ www.cinemacy.com Anne Hathaway knows what it’s like to be bullied. The Best Supporting Actress winner (Les Misérables) is known for getting her fair share of flack from critics who deem her “strive for perfection” to be annoying, but she has never retaliated towards these haters by transforming into a giant killer monster […]

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“Kong: Skull Island” finds fun with comic cast [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Kong: Skull Island” finds fun with comic cast [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Ryan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com In Kong: Skull Island, Skull Island is a remote, uncharted island in the Pacific, hidden away from the outside world by a stormy surface that has kept the island unexplored for years – which also keeps the mystery of who, or what, lives there as well. That is, until satellite photos – […]

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Leftover Salmon plays Hermosa Beach

by Whitney Youngs In 1985, guitarist and singer Vince Herman relocated to Boulder, Colo., from Morgantown, W. Va., and spent his first night in town attending a Left Hand String Band show, where he met its frontman, mandolinist and singer Drew Emmitt. This serendipitous encounter undeniably shaped their musical careers, as the two men, along […]

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Go out and see horror satire Get Out [MOVIE REVIEW]

Go out and see horror satire Get Out [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Ryan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com   By now you’ve probably heard that the suburbia-horror satire Get Out is worth seeing in theaters, standing as one of the first big movie events of the year. In its fifth week in release, the genre-pic, with a budget of only $4.5 million dollars and a total gross of– as of […]

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Kristen Stewart gives an unexpected tour de force in “Personal Shopper” [MOVIE REVIEW]

Kristen Stewart gives an unexpected tour de force in “Personal Shopper” [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Morgan Rojas/Cinemacy.com Next to her newly shaved head, Kristen Stewart’s indie film Personal Shopper is the latest buzz-worthy presentation coming from the multi-hyphenated actress/director/Chanel ambassador. Transforming into an emotionally complex fashion stylist who dabbles in connecting with other-world spirituality in the hopes of finding closure from her twin brother’s death, Stewart makes Personal Shopper […]

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Shirley MacLaine shines as a strong-willed senior citizen in “The Last Word” [MOVIE REVIEW]

Shirley MacLaine shines as a strong-willed senior citizen in “The Last Word” [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Amy Delgado/www.cinemacy.com Anyone who hears the name Shirley MacLaine will recognize it as Hollywood royalty, having starred in over 50 feature films and earning her dozens of nominations and awards. In each of these films, the role has had a common theme: that of a strong-willed woman who won’t be silenced. This latest project, […]

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Sandbox: Measure C will prevent the Redondo waterfront from turning into another Santa Monica [OPINION]

Sandbox: Measure C will prevent the Redondo waterfront from turning into another Santa Monica [OPINION]

by Bill Brand Bill Brand is a Redondo Beach Councilman and candidate for mayor Measure C does not require a $25 million pool by the ocean, or for the City to suddenly spend $200 million fixing infrastructure needs all at once – by ourselves.  These numbers were cooked-up by our current Mayor and City staff […]

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