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  • Daniel Schindel

    Dan Schindel has been living and working in Los Angeles for two years. His writing about film has appeared in Movie Mezzanine, ScreenPicks, Nonfics, and Paste Magazine, among other publications. He spent a year watching and reviewing a documentary every day, so now he knows everything.

 

Reel Words: The Death of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Chinese Sex Flicks, and the Lives of Badass Female Stunt Doubles

A round up of the week's best film writing all in one place Read more...

Death, Memory, and Really Great Movies: Roger Ebert Revealed in "Life Itself"

His wife, Chaz Ebert, and filmmaker Steve James discuss the new documentary about America’s most famous film critic Read more...


When He Wasn't Working in the ER, Ryan McGarry Was Making a Movie About It

The documentary Code Black, shot at County/USC, shines a light on one of the country’s busiest emergency rooms and a fragile health care system Read more...

Reel Words: The Secret Lives of Subtitlers, a Yellow Brick Mess, and More

The week’s best writing about movies includes tales of subtitlers, joke shillers, and filmmakers who reveal what they wish they’d known before they started shooting Read more...

A Few Potential Oscar Contenders from the L.A. Film Fest

The 20th edition of the festival has come and gone, but we expect to see a few of these films—especially the documentaries—resurface during awards season Read more...

Meet the Man Inside Big Bird

Carol Spinney has been playing the beloved Sesame Street character for 45 years; now he’s the subject of a documentary about his work Read more...

How Production Designers Reimagine L.A.

Jeannine Oppewall brought Los Angeles to life in L.A. Confidential; K.K. Barrett did it in Her. At the Los Angeles Film Festival they explained how they did it Read more...

3 Comedy Sketches that Changed Key and Peele’s Lives

And a few thoughts on the finer points of making people laugh Read more...

10 Must-See Films at the Los Angeles Film Festival

Echo Park, Chinatown, and Hollywood are among the featured neighborhoods when the city plays itself in the new LA Muse section Read more...

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