January 20, 2012
'Miss Bala' MPAA rating: R for language, some brutal violence and sexuality Running time: 1 hour, 53 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles Playing: Chinese 6 Theatre, Hollywood; Landmark Regent Theatre, Westwood; Laemmle Playhouse 7, Pasadena
August 10, 2012
'The Green Wave' No MPAA rating; in English and Farsi with English subtitles Running time: 1 hour, 20 minutes Playing: At Laemmle's Music Hall 3, Beverly Hills; Laemmle's Town Center 5, Encino
April 6, 2012
'Once Upon a Time in Anatolia' No MPAA rating; in Turkish with English subtitles Running time: 2 hours, 37 minutes Playing: ATtLaemmle's Music Hall 3, Beverly Hills; Laemmle's Playhouse 7, Pasadena; Laemmle's Town Center 5, Encino
April 6, 2012
'We Have a Pope' ('Habemus Papam') No MPAA rating; in Italian with English subtitles Running time: 1 hours, 44 minutes Playing: At the Landmark, West Los Angeles
January 31, 2014
'Stranger by the Lake' MPAA rating: Not rated. Running time: 1 hour, 37 minutes, French with English subtitles. Playing: Sundance Sunset Cinemas West Hollywood; Laemmle's Playhouse 7, Pasadena; Monica 4-Plex, Santa Monica.
November 27, 2010
'Break Ke Baad' Rating: Unrated (with some partying and mild adult themes and language) Running time: 1 hour, 53 minutes In Hindi with English subtitles Playing: At AMC Covina 30, New Culver Plaza, Laemmle's Fallbrook 7 (West Hills), Westpark 8 (Irvine), Big Cinemas Norwalk
June 1, 2012
'Oslo, August 31st' No MPAA rating; in Norwegian with English subtitles Running time: 1 hour, 36 minutes Playing: At Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex, Santa Monica; Laemmle's Playhouse 7, Pasadena; Laemmle's Town Center 5, Encino
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2012 |
Alma, the 15-year-old heroine of the Nordic import "Turn Me On, Dammit!," is introduced pleasuring herself on the floor of her kitchen to the chatter of a phone sex operator. Instead of setting up a single-minded comedy about teenage desire, however, this gently amusing film from writer-director Jannicke Systad Jacobsen delicately renders more than a few shades of a turbulent female adolescence. Soft-eyed, hangdog Alma (a wonderful Helene Bergsholm) is racked with horny/romantic fantasies and hates the backwater mountain village where she lives.
September 13, 2012 |
Documentarians David Redmon and Ashley Sabin have pieced together an eye-opening account of a form of human trafficking: an industry that sends pubescent European girls to Asia as wannabe models, offering meaningless contracts and no accountability. As an indictment of 'an unscrupulous business, "Girl Model" is more impressionistic than investigative. The nonaggressive approach can be frustrating, but it nonetheless gets under the skin-deep promises of glamour and wealth that lure a seemingly endless stream of very young hopefuls.