Oct. 18 2016
Reichardt's latest film might be undeniably sad at times, but it's also devoid of self-pity and apathy. Every bit contains wisdom that stretches as far as the eye can see
Oct. 18 2016
Kate Plays Christine, which opens Friday, Oct. 21, at Digital Gym Cinema, reveals the long-gestating fissures that form between memory and interpretation, something applicable to everyone on camera and...
Oct. 11 2016
In a year that's seen so much nasty rhetoric and vitriol, Long Way North, opening Friday Oct. 14 at Digital Gym Cinema, feels like a wise palette cleanser from a bygone era that reminds us how to lead...
Oct. 11 2016
As a child, Oscar Madley (Connor Jessup) witnesses a brutal hate crime against a gay classmate and the breakdown of his parents' marriage
Oct. 4 2016
The Birth of a Nation, which opens Friday, Oct. 7, then reincarnates man into legend with a simple plume of musket smoke. If only myth making were that simple
Oct. 4 2016
In lieu of a second review this week (the pickings were slim folks), I thought it might be good to note some worthy film-related news items happening around San Diego this week
Sept. 28 2016
Thankfully, Burton has momentarily rediscovered such genuine feeling with Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, a spirited adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ 2011 novel
Sept. 28 2016
Demon, which opens Friday, Sept. 30, at Ken Cinema, evokes the great Luis Bunuel with its skewering dark humor
Sept. 20 2016
As Westerns go, usually it's the villains who enjoy killing people. That's not the case in the latest incarnation of The Magnificent Seven, which seems to take pleasure in depicting gruesome murders committed...
Sept. 20 2016
Author: The JT Leroy Story Jeff Feuerzeig has a thing for brilliant outcasts. His sublime 2005 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston illuminates the tortured soul of the eponymous blues music
Elevator to the Gallows
Sept. 13 2016
In a bit of inspired programming, Landmark's Ken Cinema will showcase new digital restorations (thanks to Rialto Pictures) of two film noir classics beginning Friday, Sept. 16
Sept. 13 2016
The death-by-bludgeoning that occurs in the opening scene of Transpecos feels like an apt metaphor for the film itself
Sept. 7 2016
Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, a career pilot with more than 40 years of experience in the air, successfully landed a jetliner on the Hudson River after both engines failed due to bird...
Sept. 7 2016
Unlike many a youthful protagonist, Jake’s (Theo Taplitz) life isn’t destroyed upon moving from familiar confines (Manhattan) to a new wild frontier (Brooklyn)
Aug. 30 2016
Alice Winocour's Disorder, a muscular and efficient thriller that sidesteps psychology for stylish impulse, clings to Vincent's perspective like a wet t-shirt
Aug. 30 2016
Can you hear it? That's the sound of studio marketing machines revving up for the annual awards cycle. Around this time art house and multiplexes alike get log jammed with "serious" content
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


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