film2
Nov. 12 2013
With The Armstrong Lie, Gibney attempts to grapple with the Lance Armstrong doping scandal by looking at his own past history with the once god-like cyclist who's become an international pariah
film1
Nov. 5 2013
Every fall, San Diego gets treated to a multitude of film festivals-so many, in fact, that it's easy to get overwhelmed. But if you're a movie lover, the San Diego Asian Film Festival's diverse programming...
film2
Nov. 5 2013
Unfortunately, Ron's freewheeling lifestyle has already gotten the best of him. A few scenes into the film, he's diagnosed with HIV, and from here, Dallas Buyers Club becomes about borrowed time...
film2
Oct. 30 2013
In his impressive documentary Let the Fire Burn, director Jason Osder uses the fire as a reference point to peer back in time and explore the historical context that led to the incident
film1
Oct. 30 2013
A film of pre-ordained importance because of its seemingly frank depiction of slavery, 12 Years a Slave is actually closer to a heightened fable than any profound example of period-piece...
film1
Oct. 22 2013
J.C. Chandor's All is Lost is the cinematic equivalent of a last will and testament
film2
Oct. 22 2013
John Krokidas' Kill Your Darlings-opening Friday, Oct. 25 at Hillcrest Cinemas-a mostly flaccid biopic about the genesis of the beatnik ideology, posits the young Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) as the...
film2
Oct. 16 2013
More eulogy than documentary, After Tiller allows this group of doctors a platform to grieve, and it also examines the complexities of their professional calling
film1
Oct. 16 2013
Divorce has long been a serious cinematic subject in dramas, like Kramer vs. Kramer and Blue Valentine, for example. But it's played up mostly for laughs in the new comedy A.C.O.D....
film2
Oct. 9 2013
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, a film that's been sitting in distribution limbo since its festival premiere in 2006, further deconstructs this premise in some interesting ways. It starts abruptly, with...
film1
Oct. 9 2013
In Captain Phillips, the striking new docu-drama from director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum), three groups of men with very different intentions end up on a collision course...
film2
Oct. 2 2013
Peter Landesman's Parkland, a meek helping of historical revisionism that zeroes in on the experiences of bit players during and after the JFK assassination, doesn't do much to dissuade this representation...
film1
Oct. 2 2013
Alfonso Cuarón's death-defying Gravity examines such a volatile scenario, where storytelling and memory not only fail to provide the necessary context for survival but also force body...
film2
Sept. 25 2013
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's porn-addiction comedy Don Jon suffers from an extreme bout of aesthetic repetition. Bits of smarmy dialogue, suggestive sound cues and off-kilter compositions repeat throughout
film1
Sept. 25 2013
Despite its horrendous views on gender, Rush deftly balances the madness and respect the two leads inspire in each other
film2
Sept. 18 2013
Museum Hours-which opens Friday, Sept. 20, at the Ken Cinema-is a romance not between people, but ideas. The delightful way Johann and Anne and share stories calls to mind the best sort of artistic expression
film1
Sept. 18 2013
"It's a mood piece," Rockwell tells CityBeat over the phone while traversing the streets of New York City. "It's like an Edgar Allen Poe story."
film2
Sept. 11 2013
Light on its feet and always flirty, Populaire-opening Friday, Sept. 13, at the Ken Cinema-harks back to the airy 1950s comedies one might associate with Rock Hudson and Doris Day
film1
Sept. 11 2013
Cretton's fictional surrogate is Grace (Brie Larson), a smart and caring veteran of the facility, called Short Term 12, who's dedicated to perfecting her own ability to listen.
drinking buddies
Sept. 4 2013
Afternoon Delight,' The Citizen' and the rest of the flicks showing around town

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