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March 18 2014
The jazzy score that lingers over the opening images of Roger Mitchell's lovely Le Week-End is the first sign that it will embrace an improvisational narrative style.
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March 11 2014
While never sloppy, The Grand Budapest Hotel constructs its multiple plots to reveal the poetry of such stream-of-consciousness, the endless possibility of story
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March 11 2014
Stranger by the Lake-which opens Friday, March 14, and screens for one week at Hillcrest Cinemas-echoes the suspenseful craft of Hitchcock and Chabrol
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March 5 2014
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me-which opens Friday, March 14, at La Jolla Village Cinemas-is so interesting partly because it juxtaposes its central subject's wrecking-ball attitude with her nostalgic memories...
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March 5 2014
It's not clear if Godfrey Reggio's (Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi) striking Visitors is an ambitious science-fiction parable or merely a formalist documentary
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Feb. 25 2014
This year's Oscar gambit has been especially seedy. The whole Woody Allen vs. Mia Farrow throwdown has been a black eye for Cate Blanchett, although she still looks to be the favorite in the Best Actress...
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Feb. 25 2014
Oscar will be on many people's minds this weekend, including the various filmmakers behind the five short documentaries vying for the gold statuette
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Feb. 19 2014
If the filmmakers behind The Amazing Spiderman were smart, they'd kick that Andrew Garfield guy to the curb and cast Adam Bakri in the titular web-slinging role.
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Feb. 19 2014
It's crucial to have an aesthetic identity that complements the content. A film like Tim's Vermeer proves this thesis
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Feb. 12 2014
What happens when your vision of family is suddenly uprooted? How does one react when this longstanding perspective is revealed to be entirely wrongheaded?
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Feb. 12 2014
It would be easy to rebuke a flimsy and clumsy genre film like Girl on a Bicycle. On paper, it's rom-com recycling
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Feb. 5 2014
Stylistically simple and ideologically frank, The Monuments Men is refreshingly old-fashioned; some might even call it naïve, depicting through a rosy lens a horrific conflict that claimed...
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Feb. 5 2014
On Sunday, Feb. 2, Hoffman died in a New York City apartment of an apparent heroin overdose, sending a shockwave of sadness across the film landscape
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Jan. 29 2014
Sebastián Lelio's Gloria begins and ends on the dance floor. However, the sly tonal differences between the two sequences are indicative of the film's deceptive power as an evolving character...
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Jan. 29 2014
Now you don't have an excuse for feigning ignorance about the short programs during your Oscar office pool
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Jan. 22 2014
Never underestimate the power of a great documentary. While no nonfiction film is going to miraculously remedy our worst injustices overnight, the best ones can prompt the kind of discourse that could...
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Jan. 22 2014
With The Invisible Woman, director and star Ralph Fiennes does just the opposite, shrouding a period late in the life of Charles Dickens with emotional ambiguity and mystery.
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Jan. 15 2014
Paolo Sorrentino's absurd and contradictory version of modern Rome, as envisioned in his pristine new film, The Great Beauty, is truly a topsy-turvy carnival
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Jan. 15 2014
On Thursday, Jan. 16, the highfalutin Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences will announce the nominations for its 86th annual event
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Jan. 7 2014
What's more illuminating-and shocking-is how Her brilliantly suggests that technology is not some damnable plague segregating humanity into different virtual columns, just another platform for...

Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
See all events on Thursday, Apr 28