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Robert aka Jim is a native Angelo, with a wide range of interests. He holds several academic degrees from Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Los Angeles, and UCLA, in English & Comparative Literature, History, and Education. He has been a teacher and university professor for many years and am still active in the academic community. Being an avid movie goer, he writes on film, including foreign-language cinema, feature films, documentaries, independent and experimental film. Having lived so long in Los Angeles, he is quite interested in the history of this particular city and appreciates its ethnic and racial diversity, as well as its fascinating history of filmmaking and popular music. As a world traveler, he has wandered into many fascinating corners of the globe and writes about his experiences.

FATHERLAND: Stephen Sachs’ New Play About a Son Who Turns in...

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By Robert St. Martin Hollywood, California (The Hollywood Times) 02/26/2024 Sunday February 25 was the opening night of a new play Fatherland at the Fountain Theatre in...

“I’M NO LONGER HERE” – Fernando Frías de al Parra’s Coming-of-Age...

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By Robert St. Martin Los Angeles, California (The Hollywood Times) 02/26/2024 Friday at the Billy Wilder Theatre of the UCLA Hammer Museum, there was a special...

Asta Leigh’s BEFOK: A Clever One-Woman Dark Comedy About a Determined...

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By Robert St. Martin West Los Angeles, California (The Hollywood Times) 10/22/2023 Saturday October 21, 2023, was the opening night at the Odyssey Theatre in West...

SWEENEY TODD: Stephen Sondheim’s Macabre Musical Re-envisioned at A Noise Within...

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By Robert St. Martin Pasadena, California (The Hollywood Times) 02/20/2024 This weekend was the opening of a new production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Sweeney Todd: The...

BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE – An Uneven Film of Hero-Worship as...

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By Robert St. Martin Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 2/14/24 - One of the films featured at this year’s Pan African Film Festival in Los...

WHO I AM NOT: A Powerful Documentary About Intersex People in...

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By Robert St. Martin Baldwin Hills, California (The Hollywood Times) 02/14/2024 Right now, the biggest event in Los Angeles for film lovers is the Pan African Film...

THE WINTER’S TALE: Shakespeare’s Late Romance Drama of Jealousy and Forgiveness...

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By Robert St. Martin Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 2/12/24 - This was the opening weekend of a production of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s...

DISCO BOY: Giacomo Abbruzzese’s Hypnotic Tale of a Belarusian Immigrant Without...

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By Robert St. Martin Los Angeles CA (The Hollywood Times) 2/10/24 - Currently playing at several Laemmle Theatres in Los Angeles is Giacomo Abbruzzese’s debut...

MIDDLE OF THE WORLD: Juan José Alfonso’s Straddling of Two Worlds...

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By Robert St. Martin West Hollywood, California (The Hollywood Times) 02/04/2024 Saturday was the opening night of a play Middle of the World by Juan José Alfonso...

PICTURES OF GHOSTS: Brazilian Filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho Recalls the Dying Movie...

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By Robert St. Martin Glendale, California (The Hollywood Times) 02/03/2024 This week at the Laemmle Glendale Theatre is an opportunity to see Pictures of Ghosts (Portraits Fantômes, 2023), written...