Tag: LA is my Lady

Overlooked: LA is My Lady

After 12 years in New York City, I am relocating to Los Angeles, California in the immediate future, and searching out what was overlooked in January for LA is My Lady is the perfect opportunity to showcase some of the films that made me want to make the City of Angels my new home. -John Liang COLLATERAL is a...

Big Shot: The Player

[embedded content] The Player is famous for it’s eight-minute plus opening shot (a throwback to Truffaut’s intro in Day For Night). Snaking in and out of offices, conference rooms, and parking lots on a major Hollywood studio lot, this shot is the ultimate introduction to the world of the film. It’s like an ant farm...

Big Shot: Model Shop

[embedded content] In some ways the whole of Model Shop is less than the sum of its parts, not to say that’s a bad thing. A Jacques Demy movie without a trace of the director’s signature flamboyance, the musical numbers and technicolor are replaced with indifference, realism, and a nearly tedious sense of time passing....

BIG SHOT: The Exiles

[embedded content] Yvonne, sweet-faced and wrapped in a white coat that throws an ethereal glow over her, wanders the floor of the Grand Central Market. She is enchanted by the abundance of the place, walking dreamily, idling over a bottle of pop as commerce swirls around her, lingering as long as she can before climbing...