Michael Phillips

Indie Focus: Kittens, action and transformation in 'Keanu,' 'Viva' and 'Tale of Tales'

Indie Focus: Kittens, action and transformation in 'Keanu,' 'Viva' and 'Tale of Tales'

Hello! I’m Mark Olsen, and welcome to your weekly field guide to a world of Only Good Movies.

“Mother’s Day” has turned into another of those movies that I would not recommend one to see, but you should definitely read the reviews, which have been a delight.

And so it makes a fitting welcome for our new L.A. Times film critic Justin Chang. Writing about the most recent in director Garry Marshall’s ongoing series of greeting card holiday-themed films, Chang wrote, “If you've...

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