September 3, 2010
'A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop' MPAA rating: R for some violence Running time: 1 hour, 35 minutes; Chinese (Mandarin) with English subtitles Playing: In selected theaters
October 7, 2011
'The Women on the 6th Floor' No MPAA rating; In French with English subtitles Running time: 1 hour, 44 minutes Playing: At Laemmle's Royal Theatre, West Los Angeles; Laemmle's Playhouse 7, Pasadena; Laemmle's Town Center 5, Encino; Edwards Westpark 8, Irvine
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
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.
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
May 6, 1999 |
As the growing number of otaku (American fans of anime) can attest, animation in Japan is very different from what Americans are accustomed to seeing. In the United States, virtually every feature has followed the upbeat musical comedy model Walt Disney established in 1937 with "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Nuanced acting and lip-sync dialogue bring the characters to life as individuals.
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.