OPINION: Prequels lack originality

When films are successful and have told a complete story, filmmakers usually decide to follow up with a sequel. Prequels, however, are almost never a good route to take when there are not enough ideas to explore.

October 23, 2019

OPINION: Mainstream media embraces new wave of slasher films

October 30, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro Slasher films are making their way back into the mainstream. The slasher genre of films are horror films with a primary antagonist going after unsuspecting victims. Some of the tropes of these types of horror films are brutal and gruesome kills and victims who don’t realize that a killer is after them until the killer gets a few of the victims’ friends. These films also have what…


Animation Day showcase Latin American films

By Cristal Gomez Latin American Animation Day showcased short films from Mexico, Chile and Brazil including “Inner Workings” a Disney short film directed by Brazil-born Leo Matsuda. As a tribute to the late Bill Melendez during the event, there was a section showing the various works that Melendez had done during his time working for Disney, Warner Brothers and Charles Schulz. Tom Sito, who was a friend to Melendez,  spoke…

April 4, 2018

LACMA9 Art+Film Lab comes to ELAC

By Jesus Figueroa The Los Angeles County Museum of Art collaborates with the East Los Angeles College Foundation Board and East Los Angeles College to bring LACMA9 Art+Film Lab to Monterey Park from Jan. 10 to Feb. 9. The Art+Film Lab launched last June brings engaging programs to nine communities throughout Southern California – Redlands, San Bernardino, Altadena, Monterey Park, Hacienda Heights, Montebello, Compton, Inglewood and Torrance. The Art+Film lab…

January 2, 2014