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Jim Gilles is a native Angelo, with a wide range of interests. He holds several academic degrees from Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Los Angeles, and UCLA, in English & Comparative Literature, History, and Education. He has been a teacher and university professor for many years and is still active in the academic community. Being an avid movie goer, he writes on film, including foreign-language cinema, feature films, documentaries, independent and experimental film. Having lived so long in Los Angeles, he is quite interested in the history of this particular city and appreciates its ethnic and racial diversity, as well as its fascinating history of filmmaking and popular music. As a world traveler, Jim has wandered into many fascinating corners of the globe and writes about his experiences.

Miklós Jancsó’s ELEKTRA, MY LOVE: Poetry in Motion

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/26/21 - Last night at the Los Feliz Theatre in Los Angeles was the screening of...

JR’s PAPER & GLUE: Building Community with Monumental Photography

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/24/12 - Screening this week at several Laemmle Theatres is a sharp and poignant documentary entitled...

BELFAST: Kenneth Branagh’s Coming-of-Age in Northern Ireland

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/23/21 - Film directors have been exploring their own childhood memories on screen for decades, and...

Compartment No. 6: Finding Oneself on a Russian Train Trip

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/22/21 - Another film that was included in the lineup for the 2021 AFI Film Festival...

Pablo Larraín’s SPENCER:  Princess Diana’s Brush with Madness

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/21/21 - Pablo Larraín’s Spencer (2021) is self-billed from the outset as “a fable from a...

THE POWER OF THE DOG: Jane Campion & Toxic Masculinity

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By Jim Gilles Newport Beach, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/20/21 - The first solid night of the Newport Beach Film Festival featured two films that...

PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN:  Mexican Girls Surviving Abduction by Drug Lords

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/19/21 - One of the films that graced the AFI Film Festival last weekend is Prayers...

HIVE: Sundance Winning Film from Kosovo About Women Taking Control of...

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/17/21 - Screening this past week at several Laemmle theatres in Los Angeles is a film...

WHAT DO WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SKY? –...

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/16/21 - One of the delights of the AFI Film Festival in Hollywood was a screening...

GREAT FREEDOM: Homosexuality as a Crime in West Germany

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/15/21 - Included in the lineup of the AFI Film Festival 2021 is Great Freedom (Grosse...