L.A. Rep Cinema Pick: Godard classics on a big, BIG screen — the Cinerama Dome

Beginning Sunday, new 35mm prints of three Godard classics will be showing in a way that I think it's safe to say no one has ever seen before: at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, on the curved screen that is 32 feet high and 86 feet wide. French New Wave, in IMAX dimensions. Featuring a gallery of vintage Godard movie posters. Read more [...]

‘Veronica Mars’ and the brave new world (perhaps) of crowdsourced film financing

Fans kicked in 2 million bucks and counting to finance a Veronica Mars movie. Could this become a new model for getting features made? We put up the money while Warner Bros. protects its bottom line — are we just helping the studio shift some inventory? Read more [...]

Stanley Kubrick’s two-fisted, two-bit noir ‘Killer’s Kiss’ (1955)

Playing Feb. 23rd at LACMA: Filmed in 1953, Stanley Kubrick’s gritty, streetwise Killer’s Kiss today looks so low-budget as to appear virtually hand-made. This is entirely a good thing. Read more [...]