Aug. 21 2013
We received over 100 entries to our first 5 Minute Film Fest-see which ones made the cut
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Aug. 21 2013
Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have been friends and filmmaking collaborators for nearly 15 years. But that doesn't mean they don't drive each other crazy from time to time
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Aug. 14 2013
Joshua Oppenheimer's staggering documentary The Act of Killing grapples with the magnitude of the genocide by asking men like Congo to re-create stories about the killings in whatever way they...
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Aug. 14 2013
Throughout Lee Daniels' The Butler, an expansive and elegant biopic based on real-life White House butler Eugene Allen (who Cecil stands in for as a fictional representation), we see how professional...
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Aug. 6 2013
Despite Green's shift to the mainstream, he's remained a director who revisits themes over and over again. His latest film, Prince Avalanche-opening Friday, Aug. 9, at Hillcrest Cinemas-is most definitely...
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Aug. 6 2013
Saturated pictures of decrepit theater lobbies, tattered marquees and deteriorating exhibition halls frame the opening credits of Paul Schrader's The Canyons
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July 31 2013
Writer and director Andrew Bujalski's insanely strange Computer Chess feels beamed down from an alien race that recently discovered analog video cameras
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July 31 2013
If Blue Jasmine-which opens Friday, Aug. 2, at Hillcrest Cinemas-were simply a study of an entitled socialite getting her comeuppance, it would be quite a dull bird. The film's real genius...
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July 24 2013
Blackfish starts like so many documentaries do these days: with shock and awe. A 911 emergency call made on Feb. 23, 2010, from SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., informs the viewer of a trainer not just...
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July 24 2013
If Crystal Fairy captures one unnerving aspect of a vacation gone sideways, it's how some people pretend to want collective improvisation when, in reality, they just desire structure and personal...
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July 17 2013
A little silence goes a long way in a horror film. Those disquieting minutes right before terror strikes can provide an agonizing prelude to the awful events that follow. This is director James Wan's sweet...
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July 17 2013
Each year, Comic-Con invades San Diego with such relentless force that the rest of the local arts community tends to get overshadowed. Don't let that happen to Jean-Luc Godard's Le Petit Soldat and...
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July 10 2013
The Way, Way Back treats its main character's repressed anger with such sincerity that his internal turmoil feels natural instead of convoluted. This makes all the difference for a film traversing...
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July 10 2013
Pacific Rim is a beautiful exercise in scale. From its man-made war titans-"Jaegers"-to the reptilian "Kaiju" that ascend from the ocean floor to wreak havoc, everything about Guillermo del Toro's...
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July 2 2013
After spending nearly a decade exploring the darker impulses of revenge (The Skin I Live In, Bad Education) and heartache (Volver, Broken Embraces), it's good to see Pedro Almodóvar having...
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July 2 2013
Hannah Arendt is a stout biopic set in the early 1960s about the famed academic who rose to notoriety after writing Origins of Totalitarianism and infamy for her thoughts on the "banality...
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June 26 2013
Scientific examination takes on a strange, sensual quality in Augustine, a daring French drama about the rocky clinical relationship between 19th-century neurologist Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot (Vincent...
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June 26 2013
Vampires used to be elegant. Think of the classic caped figure gliding through smoky corridors paralyzing victims with only a glance.
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June 19 2013
By taking a baseball bat to Obama-era foreign policy instead of using a scalpel, Scahill sensationalizes the government's lies regarding secret night raids that have left hundreds of civilians dead
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June 19 2013
Based on Nancy Jo Sales' Vanity Fair article "The Suspect Wore Louboutins," The Bling Ring-opening on Friday, June 21-dramatizes the actual events surrounding a string of Beverly Hills...

Calendar

  • 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...
  • 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...
See all events on Monday, May 2