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  • 'Avengers: Infinity War': a rousing Marvel mash-up, or a truly epic tease?

    'Avengers: Infinity War': a rousing Marvel mash-up, or a truly epic tease?

    Before a recent screening of “Avengers: Infinity War,” my fellow audience members and I were asked not to reveal the secrets of what we were about to see. (I’ve done my best, but depending on what you consider a secret, you may wish to read no further.) This familiar studio entreaty against spoilers...

  • Meghan Markle has another big wedding day coming

    Meghan Markle has another big wedding day coming

    The frenzy over the fairy-tale royal wedding of L.A. girl Meghan Markle has been building since her engagement and will likely be incessant until May 19 when she finally walks down the aisle at Windsor Castle in the 15th century St. George’s Chapel. But the soon-to-be duchess also has another upcoming...

  • Five movies to see at the 2018 COLCOA French Film Festival

    Five movies to see at the 2018 COLCOA French Film Festival

    There are several different pathways through the great swath of cinema unspooling this week at the City of Light, City of Angels French Film Festival. Running April 23 through 30 at the Directors Guild of America Theater, with TV series, shorts, digital series and virtual-reality experiences supplementing...

  • This is what happened at the rest of Coachella while Beyoncé performed

    This is what happened at the rest of Coachella while Beyoncé performed

    For many, Beychella Part 2 was the pinnacle of the Coachella experience. In hopes of getting an up-close view of the pop goddess, some camped out at the main stage hours before her late night set, with some prime slots for Beyoncé’s 11:05 p.m. set snared by noon. By the time Beyoncé’s show began,...

  • Indie Focus: Image and reality in 'I Feel Pretty,' 'Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami' and 'Godard Mon Amour'

    Indie Focus: Image and reality in 'I Feel Pretty,' 'Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami' and 'Godard Mon Amour'

    Hello! I’m Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. Another week with more good movies than we can fit in the format of this newsletter. Times critic Justin Chang has been absolutely raving about “Western,” the latest from German filmmaker...

  • Beyoncé turns Coachella into Beychella once more

    Beyoncé turns Coachella into Beychella once more

    “How did you do that so fast?” Beyoncé asked, impressed that a fan showed up to her headlining set at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday night decked out in sorority-themed garb inspired by her set. That a fan showed up in a homemade homage to an outfit seen just a few days...

  • At Coachella, the future of rap is female

    At Coachella, the future of rap is female

    At the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, hip-hop has most certainly reigned supreme. Rap acts occupied a large swath of real estate in this year’s lineup with Eminem and young voices such as Post Malone, Migos and Tyler, the Creator billed high. But two weeks of catching sets in the desert...

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