Like Ficarra and Requa’s 2011 comedy Crazy Stupid Love, Focus begins promisingly and bops along enjoyably for a while, only to run out of steam…
Jana Monji, made in San Diego, California, lost in Japan several times, has written about theater and movies for the LA Weekly, LA Times, and currently, Examiner.com and the Pasadena Weekly. Currently living in LA, she has found her inner Latina dancing Argentine tango. Her short fiction has been published in the Asian American Literary Review.
Writer/director Richard Linklater and editor Sandra Adair discuss "Boyhood" as part of the Film Independent Directors Close-Up series.
Writer/director Damien Chazelle, editor Tom Cross and composer Justin Hurwitz discuss their Oscar-nominated film, "Whiplash," at Film Independent.
"Selma" director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo discuss their collaboration at the Film Independent Directors Close-Ups.
Jana Monji reports live from the Golden Globes.
A report on films that screened at the 2014 San Diego Asian Film Festival.
A report on "Song of the Sea" and "Over Your Dead Body" at the 2014 AFI Fest.
A report on "Haemoo," "Foxcatcher" and "American Sniper" from the 2014 AFI Fest.
A report of the winners at the 2014 AFI Fest.
Jana Monji reports on iconic actress Sophia Loren being honored at the 2014 AFI Fest.
An FFC report on "Doraemon Stand by Me."