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Skyline Sound & Cinema Rooftop Series ‘I, Tonya’ w/Tonya Harding In Person – A Photo Tour

Recently the Alamo Drafthouse (which will have an LA location in the future!) and The Bloc (a new awesome open-air plaza where Drafthouse LA will be hanging its hat hopefully soon!) have teamed up to provide downtown Los Angeles fans with an unforgettable outdoor movie watching experience they have titled the Skyline Sound & Cinema Rooftop Series.  Taking place atop the roof of the famed Bloc at Flower and 7th, the very cool series which features local food venders and special event extras is vast becoming a must see ticket event. (Their first one featuring the Hugh Jackman music extravaganza The Greatest Showman was a blast and the next few features include The Princess Bride and iconic Die Hard!) Continue reading ‘Skyline Sound & Cinema Rooftop Series ‘I, Tonya’ w/Tonya Harding In Person – A Photo Tour’

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Dances With Films Festival 2018 – Best Of Fest ‘Wrap Up’

It’s officially over folks!  That’s right you film fans, our comprehensive coverage of the Dances With Films Festival 2018 via father/son team Jason and Michael Coleman was a huge undertaking and the Coleman clan met the challenge head on with gusto.  With a gigantic seven articles, over eighty-seven feature and short film reviews and even a featured tag-team interview with our favorites Christopher Soren Kelly and Jessica Graham, this year’s coverage was a massive cinematic success.  So to give a final goodbye to all things DWF 2018 the two Coleman’s are giving their personal picks of the films they loved most of all.  (They even agreed in both the feature doc and short film categories!)  From top Narrative Features dealing with everything from female empowerment to race in America and to an actress that shines with sass and sarcasm and an actor with a serious sullen side who both snag the acting prizes, for better or worse these are their winners.   Here are the final picks via this last article featuring the… Continue reading ‘Dances With Films Festival 2018 – Best Of Fest ‘Wrap Up’’

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Dances With Films 2018 – Final Father/Son Film Reviews

This is it film fans!  (Well – almost it!)  The 21st Annual Dances With Films Festival 2018 is over and what a massive amount of Indie cinema there was.  Our Coleman critic team of Jason and Michael each took on their fair share of flicks and as a result more movies got covered this year than in any other previous.  They are still putting together their very own Best of Fest ‘Wrap Up’ where they choose their own selection of winners in each respective category, but just before that hits they have some final film reviews to pass along.  So below are seventeen reviews – fifteen features, one documentary feature and one doc short – that will finish out their critical skinny for this year’s crop.  Check out reviews of Antiquities, The Best People, In This Gray Place, At The End Of The Day, Deany Bean Is Dead, Concrete Kids, Double Eagle Ranch, A Brilliant Monster, Purdah and Al Imam all below! Continue reading ‘Dances With Films 2018 – Final Father/Son Film Reviews’

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Dances With Films Festival 2018 – Many More Father/Son Reviews

The older and younger Coleman critic clan are going cinema strong by still watching many movie outings via the current Dances With Films Festival 2018 (taking place June 7-17 at the Chinese 6 Theaters at Hollywood and Highland – go to www.danceswithfilms.com for more details!) and it’s far from over film fans!  So below as they head into the home stretch (only two more articles left to go!) is an array of nineteen film reviews – seven features and twelve shorts – all for your reading pleasure.  Check out the critical skinny on The Lake Vampire, Shooting In Vain, Murder Made Easy, Bully, Psychonautics: A Comic’s Exploration Of Psychedelics, Caligari In The Desert, Sam Did It, The Truth Seeker, Rotting Love, Deep Dish Apocalypse, Third Date, Silence, Wytches, Midnight Delivery, Pardon Our Pixie Dust, The Avocado, 1968 all below!

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Dances With Films Festival 2018 – Even More Father/Son Reviews

The older and younger Coleman critic clan are going cinema strong still watching many movie outings via the current Dances With Films Festival 2018 (taking place June 7-17 at the Chinese 6 Theaters at Hollywood and Highland – go to www.danceswithfilms.com for more details!) and the reviews are pouring in.  This time out there are twenty-two reviews in total – eleven Narrative features, four Doc features, three Doc shorts, three Fusion shorts and one TV & Web Pilot – that Jason and Michael have dissected for your reading pleasure.  Check out the critic skinny on Save Yourself, Meant To Be Broken, Miss Arizona, Nathan’s Kingdom, Doubting Thomas, An American In Texas, Stay, At The Drive-In, Father’s Kingdom, Between The Shades, Shirts!, I Am Famous, The Kaleidoscope Guy At The Market, The Shiva List, Someone You Know, Brock Bledsoe: Future Hero and Doucheaholics: Melody & Madison below! Continue reading ‘Dances With Films Festival 2018 – Even More Father/Son Reviews’

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DWF 2018 Interview – ‘Murder Made Easy’ Dynamic Duo Jessica Graham & Christopher Soren Kelly Provide Some Killer Insight

More likely than not, most people have either seen the work of or heard the names Jessica Graham and Christopher Soren Kelly.  Two multi-talented artists who have been dipping their creative toes into so many different endeavors for years, the pair has seemingly made it their mission in life to stay innovative and original.  On the movies front not only has the couple made numerous notable short films together wearing many different crew hats (see Monkeys and Chasseur!), but they’re also putting the final finishing touches on a sci-fi feature film called The Tangle.  Christopher is a writer, director and actor (see recent outing Infinity Chamber!) who also dabbles in teaching spiritual stuff, while actress/writer/filmmaker Jessica who also teaches meditation even has a new book out titled Good Sex: Getting Off Without Checking Out.  (These two are busy bees!)  Continue reading ‘DWF 2018 Interview – ‘Murder Made Easy’ Dynamic Duo Jessica Graham & Christopher Soren Kelly Provide Some Killer Insight’

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Dances With Films Festival 2018 – More Father/Son Film Reviews

The first opening weekend of the ongoing Dances With Films Festival 2018 here in sunny LA (taking place June 7-17 at the Chinese 6 Theaters at Hollywood and Highland – go to www.danceswithfilms.com for more details!) has come and gone and it’s been a minefield of movies galore!  Of course there’s tons more to come this week including more reviews and interviews, but there’s a gaggle of flicks that have already played the fest and are in need a little critical coverage via our father/son WhySoBlu team.  So below are the first set of a massive twenty-eight film reviews – eleven features, thirteen midnight shorts, one competition short and three TV/Web Pilots – from the Coleman clan via this year’s crop of hopefuls.  Enjoy the critical skinny on features Reach, Diminuendo, Chasing Bullitt, Till Death, End Trip, shorts F@cking Drama, Instinct, Granny, Bad Seed, Frenchies, Feast On The Young, Stay, Hajji, and TV/Web Pilots Inspirational TherapyGeek Lounge and Yellow below. Continue reading ‘Dances With Films Festival 2018 – More Father/Son Film Reviews’

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Dances With Films Festival 2018 – Opening Night Review – ‘No Alternative’

The amazing and movie filled Dances With Films Festival 2018 (taking place June 7-17 at the Chinese 6 Theaters at Hollywood and Highland – go to www.danceswithfilms.com for more details!) is now underway and the flicks are unspooling hard and fast!  Both Jason and Michael are getting ready for a busy cinematic weekend, so their first piece of coverage hits now – ladies and gentlemen from the perspectives of the young and old Coleman gents here is the review of the DWF 2018 opening night film. Continue reading ‘Dances With Films Festival 2018 – Opening Night Review – ‘No Alternative’’

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Dances With Films Festival 2018 – ‘What To See’

Hiding excitement is near impossible as June in the Los Angeles area means only one thing for an eager film fan seeking savory movie solace – time for the illustrious and movie gem ridden Dances With Films Festival 2018!  (Taking place June 7-17 at the Chinese 6 Theaters at Hollywood and Highland – go to www.danceswithfilms.com for more details!)  And with this year’s DWF Fest being the 21st Annual edition and proudly touted as being ‘bigger, badder and bolder’ our coverage is gonna reflect the whole cinematic supersizing as well.  Not only will films be reviewed, dissected and extra examined by WhySoBlu film guy Jason Coleman, but his proud pop, yes the man who taught him the ways of finding damn fine flicks, his father Michael Coleman will be joining in to provide some much needed father/son tag-team coverage of his own.

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Beverly Hills Film Festival 2018 – Final Film Reviews

The end is near!  The 18th Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival 2018 recently turned off the projector light for this year, but we still have a few loose movie ends to tie up.  (Hey, there were a LOT of flicks this year!)  We’re checking out four final features to end our cool comprehensive coverage on a good note.  Stories of surviving a night of hell, the visual bravado of the guys behind the camera, friends who make friend do atrocious things and helping a girl grow up by using anger cover the subject of the four feature flicks dissected below.  Check out the reviews of Saviors, Keepers Of The Magic, Destination: Dewsbury and Dominika via our…Final Film Reviews!   Continue reading ‘Beverly Hills Film Festival 2018 – Final Film Reviews’

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Beverly Hills Film Festival 2018 – Fourteen Short Film Reviews

So many films, so little time!  The 18th Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival is wrapping up, but there are still a bunch of flicks to dissect.  Being this is Sunday and all, this article is being dedicated to shorts and this year’s fest certainly had no shortage.  So below we take on a whopping fourteen pieces of smaller cinema, all reviewed in appropriate short from of course.  From tales of family bonding over fowl to the effects of evil blue milk, check out the skinny on the BHFF 2018…Fourteen Short Film Reviews below!

 

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Beverly Hills Film Festival 2018 – First Film Reviews

And the flicks just keep on coming!  For all LA based film fanatics the 18th Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival taking place Wednesday, April 4th thru Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the famed TCL Chinese Theatre at Hollywood and Highland (go to www.beverlyhillsfilmfestival.com for more info!) is well underway and there are even more movies to be see.  But we’re giving an initial critical look at three films we’ve now seen and the prognosis is positive.  Two docs – one on commerce vs. creativity in the gaming world and one on the history of women in Hollywood – plus a dramatic indie that examines the consequences of ones actions make up the trio of features dissected below.  Check out the critical opinions on Play Money, The Women Who Run Hollywood and Hunting Lands via our continued BHFF 2018 coverage…First Film Reviews.

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Beverly Hills Film Festival 2018 – ‘What To See’

Head’s up LA moviegoers – it’s film fest time!  That’s right cinema geeks the 18th Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival taking place Wednesday, April 4th thru Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the famed TCL Chinese Theatre at Hollywood and Highland (go to www.beverlyhillsfilmfestival.com for more info!) is on the way and not unlike previous years there are some seemingly wondrous movie wares to be witnessed.  With over 100 competition films (WOW!) including features and shorts from around the world, red carpet premieres, networking events, panel discussions and the ever-present after parties (open bar rules!), BHFF 2018 is looking to be the best fest yet.

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Screamfest 2017 – Nineteen Short Film Reviews

The sting of scary cinema via the Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2017 (go to www.screamfestla.com for more details!) taking place October 10th-19th at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in LA is about to finish its bloodcurdling run for another year and so are we with our own creepy coverage here at www.whysoblu.com.  But before we bid a frightful farewell I’m signing off with some sinister shorts reviews guaranteed to keep the horror happening.  So below, in appropriately skinny form, are reviews of a whopping nineteen short films – from ass kicking last ladies on earth to tales of undead folks who just don’t want to go it’s all dissected below!

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Screamfest 2017 – Four Feature Film Reviews

The horror wares of the yearly Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2017 (go to www.screamfestla.com for more details!) taking place right now October 10th-19th at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in LA at the Hollywood and Highland Center are still creeping cinema goers out as we speak.  (Thursday Oct. 19 is George A. Romero tribute night –  free screening y’all!)  So we’re keeping up with the hounds of hell with our own review coverage that checks out four features from this year’s cryptic crop.  Underground German lab experiments gone awry, extreme horror themed outings taken too far, two girls with an affinity for murder and iconic character origin stories make up the films dissected below!  Check out the review skinny on the Screamfest 2017 films Trench 11, Ruin Me, Tragedy Girls and Leatherface below.

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Screamfest 2017 – ‘What To See’

It’s October fright fans and that can only mean one thing for LA residents – Screamfest time!  That’s right kiddies, the blood and gore filled Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2017 (go to www.screamfestla.com for more details!) taking place October 10th-19th at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in LA at the Hollywood and Highland Center is officially underway and all carnage loving film freaks are about to have their wildest nightmares come true.  Not only are there a ton of great feature films big and small, but also a gaggle of gruesome shorts and even a loving George A. Romero tribute with a free screening to boot.  We’re starting our coverage off with a sneak peek into some of the more notable nasty nuggets from this year’s creep crop in our first look at…“What To See.”

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Comic-Con 2017: Charlize Theron & ‘Atomic Blonde’ (Movie Review)

I guess for the past couple of years now Entertainment Weekly has put on a Women Who Kick-Ass Panel at Comic-Con International.  This year’s panel featured a single woman, Charlize Theron, showcasing her most recent work Atomic Blonde, which dropped in theaters this week finally and her involvement in Fate of the Furious and one of my personal favorites Mad Max: Fury Road.  This year Entertainment Weekly senior writer Sara Vilkomerson was chosen to sit down with Theron in front of a captive Saturday Hall H crowd that was just rendered speechless by the previous panel, the Justice League.  While I wasn’t impressed with the lack of enthusiasm and knowledge  Vilkomerson employed in her interview of Theron, the latter woman wowed me a lot.  She’s beautiful, yes.  However, she’s also very humble and gracious, but make no mistake about it you don’t want to pick a fight with her.  The proud mother went into detail regarding the endless, grueling hours of training she endured for her role in Atomic Blonde as well as the injuries she was subjected to.  I mean good God she clenched her teeth so hard that she broke two of them.  I wouldn’t mess with a woman like that.  LOL. Continue reading ‘Comic-Con 2017: Charlize Theron & ‘Atomic Blonde’ (Movie Review)’

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LA Film Festival 2017 – Best Of Fest ‘Wrap Up’

While a cinematic calm has come over the recent LA Film Festival 2017, there’s still some final thoughts for us here at WhySoBlu.com.  Amidst the gems and duds reviewed there were a few special notables that require a secondary shout out as being stellar damn fine film contributions.  So as is standard with any cool fest coverage for a finale we’re highlighting those who stood and let their movie moves wash over us like a smooth silky cinematic wave.  Stand and be recognized for the genius you embody (and we appreciate you!) – here are our picks of the….

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