Aug. 24 2016
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World is more quaint and pedestrian by comparison, ironic considering its vast subject matter—the Internet. Herzog’s latest documentary curiously uncovers...
Aug. 23 2016
Exitos del Cine Latino, presented by the San Diego Latino Film Festival, is a seven-day event showcasing 14 documentary and narrative films from around the world
Aug. 16 2016
Before his recent death on July 4, filmmaker, photographer and poet Abbas Kiarostami spent nearly five decades experimenting with the cinematic form
Aug. 16 2016
Film openings and one-time-only showings around town
Aug. 9 2016
Hell or High Water begins with an impressive long take depicting the tense moments before Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner Howard (Ben Foster) rob the first of multiple West Texas banks
Aug. 9 2016
During many improv performances, the comedians in Don't Think Twice feed off each other's words, facial expressions and tone
Aug. 2 2016
It's a sad day in hell (or Gotham) when the most interesting thing about your movie is Jared Leto's demonic cackle
Aug. 2 2016
The Innocents takes in place in 1945 rural Poland immediately after Russian forces have driven out the Nazis. Once a volatile war zone, the barren landscape now seems stuck in rigor mortis
July 26 2016
There are no superpowers in Phantom Boy, only out-of-body experiences. Leo (Gaspard Gagnol) has them regularly, secretly exiting his physical self to help others in need as an invisible entity with keen...
July 26 2016
Screening as part of the Ken Cinema Midnight Madness Series at 11:55 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, The Fifth Element stands out from the current crop of modern Sci-fi extravaganzas
July 19 2016
Early in Woody Allen's sublime Café Society, a nebbish Hollywood newbie fantasizes about stardom with a dashing young actress-turned-secretary
July 19 2016
The cinema of Hirokazu Kore-eda has a uniquely measured pace. Conflict takes a long time to be uncovered, even when it has been boiling under the surface for years
July 12 2016
At the tender age of 13, Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) already wants to be a gangster. The portly orphan believes firmly in the power of pop culture; he wears a puffy red and white jacket with Tupac l
July 12 2016
Brazil has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. The Summer Olympics set to debut in Rio de Janeiro a month from now have been overshadowed by increasing gang and police violence. Zika vi
July 6 2016
Most American indie films lack a sense of mystery. The Fits has it in spades. Anna Rose Holmer’s elliptical debut confronts our need to pigeonhole gender and identity through performance
July 6 2016
Carnage Park’s maniac sniper believes “the world is a funny place.” He calmly says so right before shooting an innocent bystander in the chest from an obscenely far distance
June 28 2016
Recognition and acceptance go a long way to solving the major societal problems of The BFG. Sophie's precocious desire to understand the "other" inspires her community to do the same
June 28 2016
Imagine a depressed Wes Anderson got high, watched a bunch of Farrelly Brothers films, then went out into the woods and remade Lord of the Flies as a buddy comedy. That's Swiss Army Man
June 21 2016
To's latest thriller, Three, forces these two types of people into the same cramped space, then watches their good and evil intentions collide. Flawed professionals one and all, they spend the duration...
June 21 2016
I bet Nicolas Winding Refn likes his steak rare. The Danish enfant terrible of Drive and Only God Forgives relishes in the mutilation of flesh and the desecration of limbs
“The Internet was a wonderful invention. It was a wonderful network which people used to remind other people that they were awful pieces of shit.” It’s a hell of a way to start a novel,...


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