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Author: Trevor Dillon

Event Recap

Memories of Midsummer Scream – July 29th – July 31st, 2022

Just this last July weekend, The Frida Cinema’s staff stormed the main hall at Midsummer Scream in Long Beach! For those not familiar, Midsummer Scream …


Tonight’s (1/28) Members Only Screening of The Graduate Is Postponed!

Hello! Trevor here.
I regret to inform you that tonight’s (1/28/21) Member’s Only screening of THE GRADUATE is postponed to a later date, Thursday, February 4th at 7:30pm.

Film Criticism

The Shining: 40 Years Later

As The Shining celebrates it’s 40th anniversary this year, here is a deep dive into the film’s complicated history.

Film Criticism

The Societal Horror of Nightcrawler: Lou Bloom as the Perfect American

Jake Gyllenhaal’s Lou Bloom offers a terrifying look and searing criticism of American society and it’s ideas about success and perfection.

Film Criticism

Tax Shelters, Mutant Children, and Exploding Heads: A Brief Look at David Cronenberg and Canada in the late 1970s.

Volunteer Gabe Neeb offers context to our David Cronenberg Scanners + The Brood double feature in a guest blog.

Film Criticism

The Writer’s Room: Top 10 Films of the 2010s

As another decade has come and gone, we here in The Frida Cinema Writer’s Room have been reflecting on the past ten years in film.

still from Mandy
Featured / Highlight

The MANDY Diaries

The goal is to catch a “cult classic” in its prime. I know this doesn’t make a lot of sense, seeing as cult classics, by definition, are films that don’t do well on their initial release and then later, with time, find their audience. In the 2000s, these kinds of films have been rare. Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs the World and John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch spring to mind, but overall… not a ton.