Movie Reviews

'Searching' has an innovative approach to storytelling—the entire film takes place on computer screens.

'Searching' has an innovative approach to storytelling—the entire film takes place on computer screens.

A clever framing device surrounds a more conventional film

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Glenn Close does her best, but 'The Wife' is little more than a prestigious soap opera.

Glenn Close does her best, but 'The Wife' is little more than a prestigious soap opera.

Male egos and the Pulitzer Prize are fodder for a sappy soap

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'Crazy Rich Asians' is... OK...

'Crazy Rich Asians' is... OK...

The movie certainly deserves praise, but not for its plot

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In the decade since the release of 'The Dark Knight,' critics and academics still can't agree on what it all means.

In the decade since the release of 'The Dark Knight,' critics and academics still can't agree on what it all means.

On 10th anniversary, 'The Dark Knight' returns to theaters, hits Netflix

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'The Meg' promises a far bigger bite than it can deliver

'The Meg' promises a far bigger bite than it can deliver

Where was the block-long shark we were promised? This thing's only 70 feet!

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In 'Puzzle,' a lonely housewife finds liberation through competitive jigsawing.

In 'Puzzle,' a lonely housewife finds liberation through competitive jigsawing.

A love story and family drama are pieced together in this jigsaw of a film

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Rock Rubber 45s - Inspiring autobiographical doc profiles Bobbito Garcia, a man at the nexus of cool

Rock Rubber 45s - Inspiring autobiographical doc profiles Bobbito Garcia, a man at the nexus of cool

Robert 'Bobbito' Garcia tells his story, in his words—with a little help from his celebrity friends—in 'Rock Rubber 45s,' which is screening at this year's San Jose Jazz Summer Fest.

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In 'BlackkKlansman,' a secular Jew and Colorado Springs' first black cop team up to battle the KKK.

In 'BlackkKlansman,' a secular Jew and Colorado Springs' first black cop team up to battle the KKK.

Spike Lee's latest is a winner about an unlikely undercover mission

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DISNEY’S CHRISTOPHER ROBIN REVIEW

DISNEY’S CHRISTOPHER ROBIN REVIEW

Disney’s Christopher Robin, now playing in theaters, is the feel good film you didn’t know you needed. It’s a great film for kids, but even better for adults could use something a little calming.

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The Spy Who Dumped Me: Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon buddy up for forgettable spy comedy.

The Spy Who Dumped Me: Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon buddy up for forgettable spy comedy.

Kate McKinnon can't save this crass, chick-buddy flick aimed at dudes

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Two of Marilyn Monroe's most iconic films duel with a revival of two 007 films from 1983.

Two of Marilyn Monroe's most iconic films duel with a revival of two 007 films from 1983.

Marilyn Monroe, Sean Connery and Roger Moore all star in revivals at 3Below

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'Mission: Impossible—Fallout' is a knockout, excelling in its mix of trickery and brute force.

'Mission: Impossible—Fallout' is a knockout, excelling in its mix of trickery and brute force.

The latest in action film franchise is a nearly perfect, highly explosive delight

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In 'Blindspotting' the racial and economic divide tearing at the fabric of Oakland is explored through the friendship between a white man and a black man.

In 'Blindspotting' the racial and economic divide tearing at the fabric of Oakland is explored through the friendship between a white man and a black man.

Another film continues summer trend of highlighting inequality in Oakland

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In 'Eighth Grade,' early adolescent Kayla balances an awkward social life and highly polished social media presence.

In 'Eighth Grade,' early adolescent Kayla balances an awkward social life and highly polished social media presence.

Being stuck in the middle of junior high sucks, but it makes for a nostalgic story

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SKYSCRAPER (2018) REVIEW

SKYSCRAPER (2018) REVIEW

A SEMI-DECENT (IF NOT GENERIC) ACTION ENDEAVOR

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In documentary 'The King,' Elvis is a metaphor for American malaise

In documentary 'The King,' Elvis is a metaphor for American malaise

At his height, Elvis Presley captivated the nation; at his lowest, he died on his toilet hopped up on opiods.

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Remarkable story of three brothers separated at birth has a dark twist

Remarkable story of three brothers separated at birth has a dark twist

THESE FAMOUS TRIPLETS DISCOVER LAYER UPON LAYER OF SURPRISES—NOT ALL OF THEM PLEASANT—IN THE NEW DOCUMENTARY ‘THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS’

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Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska star in 'Damsel,' a black comedy masquerading as a Western.

Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska star in 'Damsel,' a black comedy masquerading as a Western.

Finally, a Western for the #MeToo era

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Could Downtown Los Angeles be the New 'In' Place to Live for the Los Angeles Area?

September 04, 2015

Could Downtown Los Angeles be the New 'In' Place to Live for the Los Angeles Area?

Booming downtown Los Angeles can expect to see some changes in the coming years with an increase of residents looking to the area for living instead of work. To many, this comes as no surprise as the area has shown significant increase in living interest over the p...

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BEVERLY WILSHIRE, BEVERLY HILLS (A FOUR SEASONS HOTEL) LAUNCHES SUITE HOTEL CALIFORNIA EXPERIENCE

July 23, 2015

BEVERLY WILSHIRE, BEVERLY HILLS (A FOUR SEASONS HOTEL) LAUNCHES SUITE HOTEL CALIFORNIA EXPERIENCE

The Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, is rolling out the red carpet for guests this fall with the Suite Hotel California Package, a two-night stay (or longer) in a luxurious suite coupled with a stylishly authentic experience available exclusively in Beverly ...

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How Airbnb is Affecting Real Estate in Los Angeles


July 07, 2015

How Airbnb is Affecting Real Estate in Los Angeles


Since April 2014, rising real estate prices have raised concerns for Los Angeles residents seeking to buy a home. In this big city, the amount of people that rent their home is roughly 52% of residents, coming in at 17% higher than the national average in 2012. ...

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5 Low-Water Lawns That Stay Green Under Pressure

June 30, 2015

5 Low-Water Lawns That Stay Green Under Pressure

There’s nothing quite like a lush, green grass lawn. Although the year’s dry winter has many homeowners switching to grass-free yards, those low-water alternatives don’t always hit the spot when what you want is soft green turf. If you love your grass lawn, but ...

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6 DIY Ways to Grow A Vertical Strawberry Garden

May 29, 2015

6 DIY Ways to Grow A Vertical Strawberry Garden

Get your strawberries out of reach of puddles and pests with these vertical garden projects.   Juicy, delicious strawberries picked right from your back yard garden are hard to beat. But if you’ve ever tried to grow this scrumptious red fruit yourself, you ...

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10 Rules For Arranging Your Living Room

May 29, 2015

10 Rules For Arranging Your Living Room

Does your living room need a make-over? Just follow these rules to make the most out of this room.   Our living rooms are often the center of the party: we entertain, hold meetings, host parties and lounge. Some homes have very formal spaces, others quite casua...

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