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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

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  1. 60
    The cultural cock-strutting gets to be a bit much, but Neville handily captures the excitement of an art scene percolating, breaking wide open, and finally burning itself out.
  2. Reviewed by: Kenneth Baker
    75
    Takes its title from an early Artforum article that described the sleek aesthetic of the then-new Southern California art.
  3. Documentarian Morgan Neville has fashioned a spirited riposte to the groundless cliche that Los Angeles is a cultural wasteland.