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How the Movies Made Los Angeles the Ultimate American City

Classic movies set in L.A.—some well-known, some less so—offer candid glimpses of a city getting ready for its close-up
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A Look Back at Licorice Pizza, the SoCal Record Store P.T. Anderson’s New Movie Is Named After

The Glendale-based chain was a local staple from the late '60s through the mid '80s
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Millennial Critics Hate ‘He’s All That.’ Blame Their Misplaced Nostalgia for the Original

The 1999 original ’She’s All That’ was perfectly fine, and so is the remake—even if critics won’t say so
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Fall Movie Preview: A Dozen Fall Films We Can’t Wait to See

From prestige dramas to sci-fi epics, this fall has it all
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Why ‘Ghost World’ Was 20 Years Ahead of Its Time

Terry Zwigoff's 2001 cult classic about two alienated teen misfits was far more prescient than anyone gives it credit for
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How ‘Boyz N the Hood’ Shined a Spotlight on This South L.A. Street 30 Years Ago

Three decades ago, John Singleton's groundbreaking film turned Cimarron Street into a beloved L.A. landmark—and it's still celebrated today
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Hollywood Is Embracing a Post-Vax Slate Made to Fill Theaters

After a year of dour dramas about dementia and American despair, movie lovers can look forward to films that actually sound...fun

Young Filmmakers Set Out to Capture the Complexity of L.A. and the Results Are Beautiful

As part of a Frieze L.A. program, emerging movie makers created L.A.-centric meditations on everything from gig work to filmmaking itself—and you can watch them all

Will the Documentary Boom Continue After COVID?

Starved of life experiences during the pandemic, audiences have binged on documentaries. But for every ‘Hemingway’ there's a ‘Hot Girls Wanted’
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35 Years Ago, Cobra Went Toe to Toe with a Crime Cult Across L.A.

Production designer Bill Kenney takes us from Long Beach to Piru to retrace Sylvester Stallone's steps in the 1986 thriller 'Cobra'