Author: Hipolito

Celebrating Selena With A Google Doodle And The World

By Samantha Machado, Film/Style Writer CLICK HERE: https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en&ictx=2&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjlso7YgfjWAhVN_mMKHTpSA0UQPQgD Selena Quintanilla has been celebrated for many reasons since her unfortunate death in 1995. She has been called the Queen of Texan music which she help push into the mainstream market, and by mainstream we mean English speaking market. It has taken two years for Google to bring a Selena Doodle for its landing page and it is beautiful. This is in honor of a girl who pursued her dreams and helped her family find their place in society after a bankruptcy and through singing in street corners to bring much...

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German Currents 2017 Opens in Hollywood With Director Jakob Lass’ “Tiger Girl”

By Samantha Machado, Film/Music Writer The Opening Night of the German Currents Festival 2017 at the American Cinematheque was splendid and fun. There were of course the nice red carpet, the flash and glitter of Hollywood and the precise timing of the Germans, the show started on time. Its inclusiveness is very much in contrast to what we are experiencing in Hollywood at this moment, check that, what women have always experienced in Hollywood. It could be that because most of the funding comes from the foundations eager to support film as a cultural emissary than as a product...

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When You Saw It Happening, When You Were Told, What Did You Do?

By Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher So when you saw it happening, what did you do? When you heard about it, what did you do? When you did it, why did you do it? The saga of the victims of the Weinstein Company, through Harvey Weinstein, should be also considered from a very personal perspective. What he did, he will and should pay for, those who knew it, should think about their complicity and truly consider their role in the cruel actions of a powerful man with nefarious intentions. People in his position of power are celebrated and coveted by...

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German Currents 2017 Opens This Friday – See You There

By Staff The German Currents Los Angeles 2017 will have its opening night this Friday, October 13, 2017 at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre. They will be launching the weekend long event with Director Jakob Lass’ Film Tiger Girl, Lass will be there in person and will be part of the panel after the film. This year’s Children’s Matinee Screening will be on Monday, October 16, 2017. Organizers will be hosting over 500 students from the Los Angeles County and Orange County area. The free screening allows the student to be part of the event and exposed to the German language...

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“Blade Runner 2049” – Yes….

By Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher In order to really appreciate and enjoy “Blade Runner 2049,” you must want to see a story, not just sequences that give you thrills. Although I did see the original film, I could not remember the story and frankly, as a second language learner, I lost much of it on the account that I had no idea what they were saying at times, however, the visuals were great and I got the just of the story, enough of it to like it. This time, the film has a much more nuanced pace but at...

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