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LA Confidential: Fall 2016 - 'Billions' stars Maggie Siff & Paul Giamatti

Billions stars Maggie Siff and Paul Giamatti are featured in the Fall 2016 issue of LA Confidential.

In the issue:

As scenes from a marriage go, it’s hard to top the opening moments of…

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TV

Sex Work and the Cinema

Hollywood (the film industry I am most familiar with, unless you want an essay on the Chinese horror film industry, complete with bouncing ghosts) is fascinated with sex work. 995 more words

A Criminal Line Up

I must have read The Black Dahlia about four times, now and I still love it even though I’ve come to see its many flaws. Ellroy had such a knack for hard-boiled dialogue, grotesque characters and dark scenes that I find myself swept along each time I pick it up. 40 more words

Books

FILMS

LA Confidential

A couple of Saturdays ago, I returning home from a very pleasant family gathering at my youngest son’s home, I switched the television on more out of habit than anything else and there before my eyes was Detective Sergeant Jack Vincennes of the Los Angeles Police Department. 492 more words

Films

Nothing Beats a Little Brown Bag Bud.

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L’Eagle

LA Confidential, Girl Scout Cookie

A++++

The recent infusion of legal Capitalism into the ganja game exposed many of the concerns that the hippie underground has maintained for generations. 414 more words

Buddies

MOVIE THERAPY-LA CONFIDENTIAL

LA Confidential. 3 words: Check. It. Out.

Don’t let the trailer fool you. This is one great movie. Seriously.

I initially decided to check out the film because I will watch anything starring Kevin Spacey (who wouldn’t?) and it was actually really surprising how much I enjoyed it. 165 more words

Movie Therapy

The Nice Guys (Shane Black, 2016)

The Nice Guys is a genuinely enjoyable action comedy neo-noir which is tragically let down by the fact that the combination of director, cast, setting, premise and plot puts the films LA Confidential, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Boogie Nights and Inherent Vice so firmly in one’s head as to make them irremovable and, sadly, they are all much better and much more memorable films than The Nice Guys ever was going to be. 144 more words

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