Join us this August for a miniseries honoring the legacy of James Caan, featuring two of his most memorable films!
Frida writing team member Josh Green analyzes John Williams’ score and use of diegetic music for Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Join us this May for Cinema Essentials 2022, featuring acclaimed films representing different Oscar categories!
Frida writing team member Josh Green discusses James Cameron’s action-packed 1986 blockbuster Aliens in anticipation of it playing next weekend.
A tour through the weird world of alternative and offbeat musicals.
For 45 years and counting, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has existed as a load-bearing cultural object of fringe, arthouse weirdness just outside of the mainstream.
Richard Kelly’s new millennium psychological thriller Donnie Darko (2001) celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year. We sat down with film and television actress Jolene Purdy about her iconic performance as Cherita Chen, and the enduring appeal of this daring film.
What makes neon so alluring? Is it the distinct glow it projects against the dark night sky? Its plentiful radiant colors? The way it evokes the bright technicolor allure of the future yet somehow also recalls the grungy aesthetics of the past?
Love is in the air, but so is something else this month at the Frida! Our second WTF Wednesday screening commemorates the 40th anniversary of Altered States with a vibrant new 4K restoration of the film!
It’s hard to believe that the first month of 2020 is already almost over, but we’re ending January at the Frida with a bang! Alongside Bong Joon-Ho’s monster hit Parasite, we’re presenting a weeklong run of Richard Stanley’s Color Out of Space! Starring Nicolas Cage, it’s looking to be his wildest movie since Mandy, which blew Frida guests away with its gritty story and kaleidoscopic color scheme when it played here a little over a year ago.
Since then, five out of the six wins for Best Director have been Mexican born directors—two wins each for Cuarón and Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, and one for Guillermo Del Toro.
Names like Ramon Navarro, Lupe Vélez, Anthony Quinn, and Rita Hayworth were immortalized on Hollywood sidewalks. Along with these stars rose three multi-talented actors whose impact would heavily influence film and American pop culture.
In celebration of Art House Theater Day 2019, Reggie Peralta – a Frida Cinema volunteer since 2015, contributor to film collective LA Arts Society, and recent addition to our Staff as our trusty Content and Newsletter Editor – gives us his own Top 5 Favorite Frida Cinema Memories!
She may only make one brief appearance in Lynch’s 1992 feature film continuation of the hit TV show, but it wouldn’t be Twin Peaks without Lipton’s iconic character Norma Jennings, owner of the Double R Diner – and arguably, the soul of the Pacific Northwest town.
In that sentiment, I present some films that did not get the critical acclaim, awards, ticket sales they might have deserved upon release. Despite their stats, these are wholly good films that warrant their ungiven accolades.