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Robert aka Jim 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 am 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, he has wandered into many fascinating corners of the globe and writes about his experiences.

THIRD END OF THE STICK: A Slovakian Documentary About the Resilience...

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By Robert St. Martin Los Angeles, California (The Hollywood Times) 05/13/2024 One of the most moving films at this year’s SEEfest Festival of films from Southeast...

SELF PORTRAIT ALONG THE BORDERLINE: Anna Dziapshipa’s Experimental Film About Her...

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By Robert St. Martin Los Angeles, California (The Hollywood Times) - 05/10/2024 Self-portrait Along the Borderline by Anna Dziapshipa was one of the medium-length films included in SEEfest’s...

NON-ALIGNED: The Amazing Legacy of Yugoslavian Photographer Stevan Labudović and the Non-Aligned Movement

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By Robert St. Martin Los Angeles, California (The Hollywood Times) 05/09/2024 The documentary film Non-Aligned was just awarded the Audience Award for Best Documentary Film at this year’s...

MOTHERLAND:  An Introspective Documentary About the Oppressive Military Culture in Post-Soviet Belarus 

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By Robert St. Martin Westlake, California (The Hollywood Times) 05/09/2024 Some of the strongest documentary films from Southeast Europe find their way in the annual SEEfest...

LIBERTATE:  The Chaos of the 1989 Romanian Revolution in the Town...

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By Robert St. Martin Westwood, California (The Hollywood Times) 05/07/2024 Libertate is a Kafkesque cinematic account by Tudor Giurgiu of one incident in the 1989 Romanian...

NARROW PATH TO HAPPINESS: Two Gay Romani Men in Hungary Decide...

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By Robert St. Martin Westwood, UCLA (The Hollywood Times) 05/07/2024 Most of us know very little of Romani gypsy culture which forms a significant aspect of...

SEEfest 2024: Old Bulgarian man who respects nature seeks to defeat...

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By: Robert St. Martin Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 5/7/2024 – Director Nadjda Koseva’s film The Trap (2024, Bulgaria) screened as part of the...

SEEfest 2024: Croatian film exposes how patriarchal values impact women’s plight...

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By: Robert St. Martin Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 5/7/2024 - On Friday evening at the Laemmle Town Center Theatre and as part of...

SEEfest 2024: Film chronicles Irish writer James Joyce’s early involvement with...

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By: Robert St. Martin Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 5/7/2024 - A fascinating documentary Kino Volta (Slovenia, 2023) was one of the screenings on...

SEEfest 2024: Sabin Dobohoi’s powerful film examines the challenges faced by...

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By: Robert St. Martin Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 3/3/2024 -  For director Sabin Dorohoi, his film Clara (Romania, 2023)  has been a labor...