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The Music of Films

By Joy Bennett

March 30, 2014 | 8:18 pm

Harry Gregson-Williams poster at The Wallis

Today I went to a fascinating presentation at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.  Harry... read on

  • MONOGEM

    By Joy Bennett

    March 30, 2014 | 11:42 am

    Scott Smith and Jen Hirsh of MONOGEM

    Last night I went to a really cool private music release party by MONOGEM, a very interesting up-and coming band fronted by the charming singer/songwriter Jen Hirsh.  The band is a collaboration between Jen and producer/songwriter Scott... read on

  • Gloria Film Review

    By Joy Bennett

    March 12, 2014 | 2:22 pm

    I really enjoyed this movie.  The lead actress, Paulina Garcia, plays Gloria, and owns almost every frame of the film.  She rightfully won Best Actress award at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival for this role.  Gloria tells the story of a middle-aged (not older as some... read on

  • Oscar Sunday!

    By Joy Bennett

    March 2, 2014 | 8:37 am

    Cate Blanchett at Santa Barbara Film Festival
    2/1/14 photo by Joy Bennett

    You can watch the Oscars live and go backstage for exclusive content here:   http://oscar.go.com/the-oscars-backstage or through a free App available called Watch ABC  -- exciting!  Have a great Oscar... read on

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  • Oscar Week Event

    By Joy Bennett

    March 1, 2014 | 4:30 pm

    Went to a very interesting panel discussion this morning in Beverly Hills.  It was part of the Oscar Week events and this one focused on the Foreign Language Films.  The directors who were nominated in this category discussed their work, inspiration, casting process, etc., and it... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Joy Bennett lives in Santa Monica, California and is the author of Under a Quarter Moon, a poetry and short story collection; and a novel called Cruise.  She has also been...

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