L.A. Repertory Cinema Picks, Feb. 2016: Never mind awards season…

There's an embarrassment of riches at L.A.'s rep cinemas this month; an avid cinephile wishing to shut out the noise of Oscar campaigns can celebrate movies the best way possible, by seeing classics and cult favorites alike on the big screen... many of them in 35mm, no less. Read more [...]

Movie posters we’d like to frame, Part 2: ‘The Assassin’

Named the Best Film of 2015 by Sight & Sound magazine: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's The Assassin is a martial-arts epic unlike any other — it's a highly stylized, unabashed art object. It's fitting that such a beautiful movie inspired the most eye-catching movie posters of the year, as this international poster gallery demonstrates. Read more [...]

The fine art of the movie poster, Part I: ‘Crimson Peak’

Opening this week: Rarely does a poster alone convince me I need to see a movie, but the posters for Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak do just that. The images have an old-school Gothic horror vibe that's both elegant and creepy — they're the graphic equivalent of a crooked finger, beckoning you in to see the film. Read more [...]

L.A. Repertory Cinema Pick: Fassbinder returns to Hollywood, May 28-30

L.A.'s Egyptian Theater devotes three nights to a kind of Fassbinder greatest-hits: The big attraction here is the local premiere of Fassbinder: To Love without Demands, a new doc by critic Christian Braad Thomsen, who filmed interviews with Fassbinder throughout the 1970s, right up to the director's final weeks. Read more [...]

The antidote to blockbuster season: Martin Scorsese’s ‘Masterpieces of Polish Cinema’ series

Hand-picked by Martin Scorsese, this series of Polish movies is an impeccable lineup, and its arrival in L.A. couldn't be better timed. A curious moviegoer won't go wrong with any of these medieval epics and politically charged thrillers — and you might be surprised to find a certified stoner classic in here as well. Read more [...]