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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.

Pablo Larrain’s EMA: Refusal to Conform to Societal Expectations

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 9/1/21 - Currently screening at several Lemelle theatres in Los Angeles and online through Mubi, Pablo...

SUGAR & SH*T: A Dark Comedy Closing the Hollywood Fringe Festival

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By Jim Gilles Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/29/21 - On Sunday, August 29, at the Hudson Theatre Main Stage in Hollywood, I saw the...

SUMMER OF ‘85: François Ozon Recalls Young Love in the 1980s

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By James Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/23/21 - Currently on screen at several of the Laemmle Theatres in Los Angeles is the...

ANNETTE: Leos Carax’s Puzzling Rock Opera

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/22/12 - Currently in a few theatres in Los Angeles and screening online through Amazon Prime...

Being BeBe Zahara Benet: Life is More Than Being a Drag...

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/20/21 - Screening at Outfest 2021 on Saturday, August 21, 8:30 pm at the Clive Davis...

THE LEGEND OF THE UNDERGROUND: Gay Rights Struggle in Nigeria

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/18/21 - An interesting and timely film screened at Outfest 2021 on Saturday night, August 14,...

POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA: A Closeted Russian Gay Boy Comes to...

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/18/21 - On Wednesday, August 18, 9:45 pm at the Directors Guild of America on Sunset...

SOCKS ON FIRE: Bo McGuire’s Experimental Gay Southern Gothic

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/17/21 - In the Platinum section of this year’s Outfest 2021 and screened at the REDCAT...

Boulevard! A Hollywood Story: Gloria Swanson & Two Men in Love

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/17/21 - Premiering at this year’s OUTFEST 2021 in Los Angeles on August 17 is Jeffrey...

DRESSED IN BLUE: Trans Women in Spain in the 1980s

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/16/21 - Sometimes we need to look back a few decades to better comprehend where we...