Tag: Los Angeles

The Library Book

The Library Book by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster, 2018) Starts off sounding like a schlock documentary but then settles down into a browser’s mix of crime investigation, biography, and library history (both general and with specific regard to Los Angeles). Pleasantly intriguing, so long as you’ve no particular destination in mind.    

Falling Down

Falling Down dir. Joel Schumacher (1993) Broken by the oppressive heat and intolerance of Los Angeles, William Foster embarks on an impromptu suburban odyssey, striking back ever more violently. Michael Douglas gives his best-ever performance in this surprisingly poignant black comedy about the way people treat each other.