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June 17 2014
Obvious Child-which opens Friday, June 20, at Hillcrest Cinemas-never claims authority when it comes to the prickly war over abortion.
How to train your dragon 2
June 10 2014
On paper, Dean DeBlois' How to Train Your Dragon 2 has all the makings of another family-friendly sequel constructed to divert the attention of screaming children for a few hours. Thankfully, this couldn't...
We Are the Best!
June 10 2014
Not a second goes by in this vivacious coming-of-age story when the young characters aren't experiencing some kind of heightened emotion
Edge of Tomorrow
June 3 2014
Edge of Tomorrow-which opens Friday, June 6-refuses many of the gratuitous conventions that anchor typical summer movies, making it that rare eccentric blockbuster with personality
Gore Vidal- The United States of Amnesia
June 3 2014
For those unaware of Gore Vidal's massive significance in 20th-century American history, Nicholas Wrathall's documentary Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia will act as a thoughtful introduction
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May 28 2014
Gia Coppola's debut, Palo Alto, doesn't address these facts of life in alarmist ways; instead, the film sees teenage loneliness and disaffection as quiet personal experiences, hidden and unmentioned...
Cold in July
May 28 2014
Jim Mickle's Cold in July lives at the dusty crossroads between film noir and crime drama. It's a sweaty morality tale about a regular guy who chooses violence during a split-second standoff...
2014 Cannes Film Festival
May 20 2014
The Cannes Film Festival looks a like a hurricane of frenetic energy from afar, but on the ground, it can only be described as controlled anarchy
dazedandconfused
May 20 2014
Richard Linklater's classic high-school film is the perfect summation of what it means (and feels like) to graduate
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May 13 2014
Thematically, the film poses an interesting central question: What kind of society mistakes a man's vile tendencies for his virtuous ones?
GodsPocket
May 13 2014
Some movies try so hard to be dramatic they end up looking like comedies. John Slattery's debut, God's Pocket, a leaden and messy 1970s mosaic that mistakes continued hysterics for conflict, is a...
Godzilla
May 6 2014
Summer movies are a lot like ice-cream cones left out in the sweltering sun: One second they're there, and the next they've melted from memory
Neighbors
May 6 2014
Sharp-tongued and swift, Neighbors-which opens Friday, May 9-is a good reminder that comedies can be just as dynamic as action films
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April 30 2014
A revenge film with buckshot for a heart, Blue Ruin takes slow burn to another level. Director Jeremy Saulnier's sophomore effort focuses on an unassuming vagrant living off the grid near...
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April 30 2014
What little conflict Fading Gigalo displays at the sudden shift in occupation and lifestyle it makes up for in tedious banter between the two leads
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April 23 2014
Heightened awareness is a blessing and a curse in Only Lovers Left Alive. Adam and Eve can sense humanity's self-destruction on the horizon, having seen it so many times before
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April 23 2014
Last week, news broke that the iconic Ken Cinema would close its doors on April 27. In a statement, Landmark Theaters said it "was not able to negotiate an acceptable new lease with the landlord."
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April 15 2014
For me, April's arrival instantly conjures up excitement for baseball, Easter dinner and Pacific Arts Movement's Spring Showcase
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April 15 2014
Finding Vivian Maier is Maloof's attempt at a biographical portrait, tracing Maier's strange and eccentric life as a nanny for households across the country
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April 9 2014
Scarlett Johansson is an alien that dresses itself in a human cloak during a surreal sequence early in Jonathan Glazer's sci-fi marvel Under the Skin

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