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Jim Gilles is a native Angeleno, 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.
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NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN: A black comedy from Poland

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/3/21 - Arriving at several Laemelle Theatres on August 6, is Malgorzata Szumowska's Never Gonna Snow...

The Macaluso Sisters: Emma Dante’s Study of Time and Memory

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/1/21 - Opening this Friday at several Laemelle Theatres in Los Angeles is Emma Dante’s The...

The Green Knight: David Lowery’s Reimagining of Gawain’s Quest for Honor

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Dev Patel as Gawain in the forest on his quest By Jim Gilles Opening in theatres in the U.S. on July 30 is David Lowery’s much-awaited...

EYIMOFE (This is My Desire): Broken Dreams in Lagos, Nigeria

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/29/21 - Opening at several of the Laemelle theatres in Los Angeles on July 30 is...

STILLWATER: Tom McCarthy’s Morality Tale for Our Time

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/28/21 - Opening Friday in theatres all over is Tom McCarthy’s Stillwater, a 2021 American crime...

SETTLERS: A Sci-Fi Western on Mars

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/26/21 - Just opened in various theatres in Los Angeles is a new sci-fi film Settlers...

The New Bauhaus: László Moholy-Nagy’s Vision of Modernism

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/21/21 - Currently streaming online in VOD format after a run of the film festival circuit...

CHARLATAN: Homeopathic Healing & Forbidden Love

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/21/21 - Opening this Friday at several of the Laemelle theaters in Los Angeles is Agnieszka...

INFODEMIC – Global Conversations on Science and Misinformation in a COVID...

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/19/21 - The local PBS station KCET is screening a 6-episode series called “INFODEMIC: Global Conversations...

MAMA WEED – Isabelle Huppert as bad cop

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By Jim Gilles West LA, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/17/21 - Just opening at the Laemelle Royal Theater in West L.A. and two other Laemelle...