Monday, May 2, 2022

LACMA PRESENTS A CINEMATIC EXHIBIT FOCUSING ON ALEXANDER McQUEEN FASHION LEGACY

By José Alberto Hermosillo

LACMA PRESENTS A CINEMATIC EXHIBIT FOCUSING ON ALEXANDER McQUEEN

"Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind Mythos Muse” is the new eclectic, flashy, cinematic, and amusing LACMA exhibit dedicated to one of the most fabulous fashion designers of our time, Alexander McQueen. 

Lee Alexander McQueen at LACMA. Photo: Jose Alberto Hermosillo. Festival in LA ©2022

The museography focuses on the artistry, creativity, and body of work of the prolific Scottish designer from 1990 to 2010.

LACMA’s buoyant exposition spotlights the dresses, fabrics, and accessories of the fashion virtuoso who killed himself in 2010 at the age of 39, right after the passing of his mother. 

The museum displays many classy McQueen garments from the Regina J. Drucker Collection, joining with other LACMA’s permanent collection artworks.

Lee Alexander McQueen at LACMA. Photo: Jose Alberto Hermosillo. Festival in LA ©2022

Lee Alexander McQueen at LACMA. Photo: Jose Alberto Hermosillo. Festival in LA ©2022

Lee Alexander McQueen at LACMA. Photo: Jose Alberto Hermosillo. Festival in LA ©2022

Lee Alexander McQueen at LACMA. Photo: Jose Alberto Hermosillo. Festival in LA ©2022

Lee Alexander McQueen at LACMA. Photo: Jose Alberto Hermosillo. Festival in LA ©2022

Lee Alexander McQueen at LACMA. Photo: Jose Alberto Hermosillo. Festival in LA ©2022

Lee Alexander McQueen at LACMA. Photo: Jose Alberto Hermosillo. Festival in LA ©2022

Lee Alexander McQueen at LACMA. Photo: Jose Alberto Hermosillo. Festival in LA ©2022

Lee Alexander McQueen at LACMA. Photo: Jose Alberto Hermosillo. Festival in LA ©2022

Lee Alexander McQueen at LACMA. Photo: Jose Alberto Hermosillo. Festival in LA ©2022

McQueen founded his label in 1992. The four-time winner of the British Designer of the Year was chief designer at the Givenchy firm from 1996 to 2001. 

MacQueen’s fame flourished, making him the recipient of the International Designer of the Year award in 2003.

Lee Alexander McQueen at LACMA. Photo: Jose Alberto Hermosillo. Festival in LA ©2022

Visiting the "Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind Mythos Muse” exhibit is an eye-opener and a unique opportunity for the people of Los Angeles to explore, admire, analyze, and understand Alexander McQueen’s legacy.

Lee Alexander McQueen at LACMA. Photo: Jose Alberto Hermosillo. Festival in LA ©2022

Lee Alexander McQueen at LACMA. Photo: Jose Alberto Hermosillo. Festival in LA ©2022

Lee Alexander McQueen at LACMA. Photo: Jose Alberto Hermosillo. Festival in LA ©2022

Lee Alexander McQueen at LACMA. Photo: Jose Alberto Hermosillo. Festival in LA ©2022

The McQueen exhibition at LACMA is presented at the Resnick Pavilion and will be open to the public viewing until October 9, 2022.

McQueen documentary poster. The film is available on Hulu and Prime Video

After going to LACMA’s installation, consider complementing the visit by watching at home on Hulu or Prime Video “McQueen,” a profound and bold documentary made in 2018 that focuses on the life of the controversial monster of fashion and design Lee Alexander McQueen.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

TWENTY-ONE BEST MOVIES OF 2021

By José Alberto Hermosillo

TWENTY-ONE BEST FILMS OF 2021

In a forgettable year, and regardless of the challenges and logistics that filmmakers, festivals, and audiences faced due to the pandemic, many quality films achieved excellence in storytelling by reaching a high production value, originality, diversity, and inclusion.

Fifty-five percent of the 2021 selection are films focused on women’s stories, women actors, and women directors. This percentage is an enormous jump from previous years and a considerable effort to level up the much-needed gender equality nowadays. 

TWENTY-ONE BEST FILMS OF 2021 - Women

TWENTY-ONE BEST MOVIES OF 2021

  • 1. DON'T LOOK UP
  • 2. CODA
  • 3. DUNE
  • 4. LOST ILLUSIONS
  • 5. NIGHTMARE ALLEY
  • 6. ANNETTE
  • 7. TITANE
  • 8. DRIVE MY CAR
  • 9. SUNDOWN
  • 10. THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE
  • 11. GREAT FREEDOM
  • 12. FLEE
  • 13. SPENCER
  • 14. THE MAD WOMEN'S BALL
  • 15. LAMB
  • 16. BERGMAN ISLAND
  • 17. THE LOST DAUGHTER
  • 18. FOUR GOOD DAYS
  • 19. tick, tick...BOOM!
  • 20. SUMMER OF SOUL
  • 21. LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM


“Don’t Look Up” is a dark satire, a disaster film involving a female scientist who discovers an enormous comet approaching earth, threaten millions' lives. 

“Titane” - the most shocking film of 2021won Palme d’Or in Cannes. The contentious obscure drama narrates a story of a woman who, after a car accident, is sexually obsessed with metal.

In the Academy nominee charming film named “CODA,” a young girl with a lovely voice is attached to her deaf family of fishermen. While trying to help them to communicate, she desires to go to college and be able to sing her songs to them and the rest of the world.


In “Nightmare Alley,” an ambitious female psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) plays the double-take on the central character to gain economic and personal power over a famous mentalist. 

The Sci-fi adventure drama “Dune” also features a mysterious female lead (Zendaya) who partners with her male counterpart and wants to save her people from powerful forces on her desert planet.

“Bergman Island” tells the story of an American filmmaking couple (Vicky Krieps and Tim Roth) who want to get inspiration for each of their following projects. They visit an island where renowned Swedish director Ingmar Bergman got his inspiration to make his most iconic films. When the gender conflict arises, the woman finds more success overcoming her writer’s block. 

In the controversial Icelandic “Lamb,” both wife and husband (Noomi Rapace and Hilmir Snaer Gudnason) are equally important in making decisions concerning their particular baby, and folk tales play a significant part in their fantasy.


“Spencer,” tells the story of a lonely princess with an anxiety attack in a castle where no one talks to her. 

We found the same tension in the independent film “The Lost Daughter,” where an English teacher takes a break from her family and embarks on a holiday weekend to Greece, where she becomes mentally obsessed with the neighbors’ daughter. 

Furthermore, in “Four Good Days,” a mother reluctantly helps her daughter recuperate from drug addiction. 

In the majestic musical “Annette,” the famous baby avenges her mother from her abusive husband.

In “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” a woman is obsessed with fame and religion. While she is trying to maintain her marriage, she also wants to hold onto the world’s largest religious broadcasting network they founded. 

Finally, in the French production “The Mad Women’s Ball,” a young psychic woman is placed in a mental asylum by her father and her brother, where she has to convince everybody that she is gifted, not crazy.

Many of these magnificent films feature women as an essential part of their stories. Women also directed some of these projects because everybody deserves a chance to make movies that are transcendental to the viewers.  

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