Newport Beach Film Festival Roundup
May 15th '18

Newport Beach Film Festival Roundup

The Newport Beach Film Festival just wrapped its 19th annual cinema celebration. It’s Orange County’s biggest film event of the year, bringing over 350 films to over 50,000 viewers. We had a chance to attend the week-long showcase and pick out some of our favorites. Here are the films you need to look out for: […]

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The Genre of Indie Films Vol. II: Anti-Hollywood Rebels

The Genre of Indie Films Vol. II: Anti-Hollywood Rebels

Last week I started down a journey, trying to figure out how the highly artistic independent films of the 1990s led to the rise of “quirky” indie films in the 2000s. With a bit of the history out of the way, we can take a deeper look at the image of the outsider and anti-Hollywood filmmaking that […]

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As much as I try to keep my fingers on the pulse of the film industry and be aware of what audiences want to see, sometimes I just don’t understand popular opinion. Last year, there was one film that drove that point home for me more than any other: Lady Bird. I feel as if I’m […]

Embracing the Millennial Hero (In Film)

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