Category Archives: Film/Television

Revere Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary and Terrific Films

  By CHAZ PLAGER It was a dark and… rather clear Friday night, as Paul Revere’s top film talent gathered to watch the Paul Revere Film Festival May 3rd. Organized by Jonathan Hyman and Lisa Robinson, this year’s film festival … Continue reading

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Eugene Levy Feels the Impact of His Reality Travel Series  

By BERNICE FOX The second season of The Reluctant Traveler with Eugene Levy ends with Friday’s episode. And Levy – the most recent honorary mayor of Pacific Palisades — says the show has impacted him for the better. “I’m loving … Continue reading

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Steve Zaillian Retrospective Continues through April 11

Pacific Palisades resident Steven Zailian’s work is being featured in a film retrospective hosted at the Bay Theater, 1035 Swarthmore Avenue. Walt Disney Studios chairman Joe Roth, in a New York Times profile, called Zailian as “one of the two … Continue reading

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Community Activism Preserves Rustic Creek

Pacific Palisades Historical Society Members Randy Young and Eric Dougdale found the film Save Our Stream in the PPHS archives during Covid. Although the 16-mm film was never nominated for an Oscar, and only five minutes long, it was only intended for … Continue reading

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New adventures for Eugene Levy in Season 2 of “The Reluctant Traveler”  

By BERNICE FOX The second season of The Reluctant Traveler with Eugene Levy isn’t what Levy imagined it would be. Pacific Palisades’ most recent honorary mayor says he was told the new season would be “Europe, north to south. I mean, I … Continue reading

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Family Movie for Easter: “Forty-Seven Days with Jesus”

“This movie radiates hope. It’s about a modern-day family that is very relatable: they’re dealing with health challenges; they’re putting work first and they’re just so disconnected from one another. Forty-Seven Days with Jesus is a gentle, non-judgmental reminder to … Continue reading

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A Comedian’s Untold Story in Canton, Ohio

(Note: This editor received a text from Kabir Bhatia, who works for Ideastream Public Media, who wanted to know about my first husband, comic Ronnie Shakes. We spoke and he wrote a story, which appeared on February 15, on Ideastream, … Continue reading

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Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Begins Final Season

By BERNICE FOX For 11 seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm, we’ve seen Larry David’s TV-Larry, as he calls him, be socially unacceptable. Now he’s heading into the 12th and final season of speaking and acting on his unfiltered mind. In … Continue reading

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Oscar Nominations: Cooper, Spielberg, Downey Jr.

By BERNICE FOX “Grateful” is how Bradley Cooper feels about the Oscar nominations for Maestro. Cooper, who lives in Pacific Palisades, is nominated for acting, writing and producing the film about Leonard Bernstein. In total, the movie has seven nominations. … Continue reading

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Bradley Cooper Is Maestro Leonard Bernstein

By BERNICE FOX Maestro is Bradley Cooper’s labor of love. And labor, he did, to get his film about Leonard Bernstein correct. Cooper, who lives in Pacific Palisades, not only stars as the famed composer and conductor, he also co-wrote the … Continue reading

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