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Jed Blaugrund | ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ is a unique Shakespearian experience

3.5/4 stars “The Tragedy of Macbeth” Directed by Joel Coen Rated R (Violence), 105 minutes Now streaming on Apple+ and playing at Laemmle Newhall  In collaboration with his brother Ethan, Joel Coen has tried his hand at such wide-ranging genres as: film noir, gangster pictures, behind-the-scenes Hollywood morality tales (both tragedy and farce), screwball comedy, mythology, black comedy (British and American), Westerns (contemporary and period), the Bible, and remakes of beloved classics. At

Jed Blaugrund | ‘Dune‘ is an extraordinary accomplishment

4/4 stars  “Dune” Warner Brothers Directed by Denis Villeneuve Rated PG-13 (some disturbing images; sequences of strong violence, suggestive material) 155 minutes Now playing at Laemmle Newhall and Regal Edwards Valencia   A

Jed Blaugrund | ‘Halloween Kills’ is a nasty trick

1 star  “Halloween Kills” Universal Pictures Directed by David Gordon Green Rated R (language/grisly images/some drug use/strong bloody violence) 105 minutes  When it was announced in 2017 that the talented director

‘SCRUM’ to premiere at Laemmle Theater

By Selina Thomas For The Signal  “SCRUM,” A critically acclaimed documentary film likened to a real-life “Remember the Titans,” will make its world premiere here in Santa Clarita on Sunday.  While Santa Clarita

Jed Blaugrund | ‘Malignant’ not worthy of third-act twist

“Malignant,” James Wan’s new horror franchise-to-be, is American giallo, an Italian sub-genre of horror thriller that generally includes a few consistencies: bloody ritualistic murders, rudimentary investigative work by so-so detectives, and a vulnerable female lead who serves as the killer’s ultimate target.   Dario Argento

Santa Clarita native pursues his creativity

Santa Clarita native Connor Garelick wasn’t one of those kids who grew up dreaming of entering the entertainment industry, rather as someone who simply loved