He demonstrates a generosity to each of the characters, from Bruno’s struggling widower to his supportive best friend (Ken Jeong), as well as a clear love for the location in woodsy British Columbia. Jiménez’s script is often charming and funny, but it lacks the precision and specificity that make the best films about sad-sack protagonists stand out. The ending of ‘Kajillionaire’ reframes the story from grifter comedy to vulnerable romance. Review: ‘Martin Eden’ is a story of self-defeat — and a triumphant adaptation of Jack London’s novel. The complete list of L.A. Times’ endorsements in the November 2020 election. Review: With the environment on the line, ‘The Devil Has a Name’ wastes its shot on melodrama. California’s November election will feature 12 statewide ballot measures. With its indie dramedy classification, “Elsewhere” has the quirky feel of a film that would have been well received at Sundance in decades past — even down to the casting of festival favorite Parker Posey. Luca Marinelli won the Venice International Film Festival’s best actor prize for his performance in Pietro Marcello’s brilliantly inventive film. Review: ‘Elsewhere’ has indie spirit but lacks precision Ken Jeong and Aden Young in the movie “Elsewhere.” (Duane Prentice / NomadicVisions/Freestyle Digital Releasing Media) Edward James Olmos’ environmental legal thriller “The Devil Has a Name” pits a San Joaquin Valley almond farmer against an evil energy corporation. He pretends to be a contractor to the home’s new tenant, Marie (Posey), so he can stay close to it, but he ends up forging a connection with its new owner as well. A look at California’s November ballot propositions. Disney+ adds new content warning for racist depictions in classic films. It is all here. The WGA asks CAA and WME to commit to terms that could end their battle over conflicts of interest around packaging and agency ownership of production companies. Your guide to the 2020 election in California. Ken Jeong and Aden Young in the movie “Elsewhere.”, (Duane Prentice / NomadicVisions/Freestyle Digital Releasing Media), California is slowly gaining jobs, but unemployment remains grim.

Review: The fight for the rights of imprisoned women in the documentary ‘Belly of the Beast’. Let Miranda July decode the ‘love language’ of ‘Kajillionaire’ for you. Rating: R, for language, some sexual references and brief drug useRunning time: 1 hour, 38 minutesPlaying: Starts Jan. 24, Laemmle Royal, West Los Angeles; also on VOD. Though it has been two years since the death of his wife, Bruno (Aden Young) is still mourning the loss of his love.

When his former in-laws reclaim his house and evict him, he must move in with his parents (Jacki Weaver and Beau Bridges), but he can’t let the house go. Filmmaker Miranda July and star Evan Rachel Wood explain how it happens. In reversal, Trump administration approves California wildfire relief funding. After finding a following, and a new career path, via Twitter, Kelly Oxford’s directorial debut “Pink Skies Ahead” will make its world premiere at AFI Fest. The Times endorses one incumbent and three newcomers for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees. Get our revamped Envelope newsletter, sent twice a week, for exclusive awards season coverage, behind-the-scenes insights and columnist Glenn Whipp’s commentary. Endorsements. Review: ‘American Utopia’ is a once-in-a-lifetime adaptation of David Byrne’s Broadway show. Here are the Los Angeles Times’ editorial board endorsements for president, California ballot measures and more.

Atlanta police make arrest in shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd. How to vote. Where to vote. The documentary “Belly of the Beast,” directed by Erika Cohn, depicts the fight to ban non-consensual sterilizations performed on female prisoners in California. Endorsement: The Times endorses Hoffman, Anderson, Henderson and Han for LACCD. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.

Atlanta police made an arrest in the shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd, known for his roles in films by director Spike Lee. Classic Disney films such as “Dumbo” and “Peter Pan” now include a warning about “negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures” on Disney+. In 2020, the English-language debut of Costa Rican writer-director Hernán Jiménez doesn’t appear as fresh, but solid performances from its good cast and an affection for its characters gives it more mileage. Disaster funds will help rebuilding and cleanup efforts in the aftermath of several blazes, including the Bobcat and Creek fires. What issues are on the ballot in California and Los Angeles County. Spike Lee brings “David Byrne’s American Utopia” to the screen with all of its joy and energy intact. In “Elsewhere,” Jiménez has made a humanist film that deals sensitively with the processes of grief and moving on. How a panic attack led to Kelly Oxford’s directorial debut. Writers Guild presses CAA and WME to end 18-month standoff over agency practices.

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