“20th Century Women” paints intimate, personal portrait of women: An interview with writer-director Mike Mills

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If writer-director Mike Mills’ last feature film, 2010’s “Beginners,” is a portrait of his father — who at 75 years old came out of the closet — then his newest film “20th Century Women” is a tribute to his mother, who admired President Jimmy Carter and wore clanking bracelets around the
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Daily Californian Arts Awards: Film of 2016

T hrough the first two-thirds of 2016, the year’s landscape of film was looking absolutely horrendous. No one went out to see the brilliant independent films such as “The Lobster” and “Swiss Army Man,” and a majority of the major blockbusters, such as “Gods of Egypt” and “Independence Day: Resurgence,”
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Ava DuVernay reigns with fresh crown jewel ‘Queen Sugar’

Young Ms. DuVernay had a farm, Q-U-E-E-N! Critically acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay, known for cinematic hits as “Selma” and “13TH,” has claimed a new throne on the small screen with her powerful television drama “Queen Sugar.” Based on Natalie Baszile’s novel of the same name, “Queen Sugar” examines the lives
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