Film Radar covers repertory, revival and specialty films playing all over Los Angeles! Our e-newsletter has been going out weekly sine 2002. We have recently added Film Radar-Reel Women, which lists opportunities to see female directed films playing on screens all over town. There is feverish work happening behind the scenes to get our calendar […]
Mexican director Alejandro Montoya Marin doesn’t want studios to hire him “because my last name ends with a vowel.” The director of the feature film Monday is a man who, regardless of ethnicity, “loves movies” and hopes to make the leap towards feature-filmmaking in the immediate future. Monday is certainly indicative of Montoya Marin’s unique voice. Created in the vein of Martin Scorsese’s 1985 comedy After Hours, the story follows Jim (Jamie H. Jung) who loses his job, his girl, and his home in one day. As luck would have it, Jim soon gets wrapped up with two hitwomen, played by Anna Schatte and Sofia Embid, who force him to execute a prominent Colombian drug dealer…who just happens to be dating Jim’s girl. Montoya Marin took some time to sit with Film Radar and discuss working with Robert Rodriguez, making a film for $7,000, and the issues involved in being a Latino filmmaker.
In the summer of 2017, I attended opening night of the new independent film “Wakefield” starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner. The writer / director Robin Swicord on hand for Q&A after the film. Much to my dismay, there was not a large audience. There should have been. On the way home I decided […]
There are several film related exhibitions happening all over town that you won’t want to miss. Now through August 26th, 2018 The Art of the Movie Poster: Highlights from the Mike Kaplan Collection The Art of the Movie Poster: Highlights from the Mike Kaplan Collection, which will be prominently displayed at the entrance to the […]