Dec. 1 2015
If David Lynch and Wim Wenders had a demented movie love child, it would look like Rick Alverson’s Entertainment
Nov. 25 2015
James White, which opens Friday, Nov. 27, at Arclight La Jolla Cinemas, paints a dire picture of young adulthood that doesn’t provide us with any hint at an easy answer
Nov. 25 2015
Rosana Sullivan was on her way to becoming a biologist. Then she took at internship at Pixar University during college and the rest was history
Nov. 17 2015
As the calendar year comes to a close, film-going audiences will be bombarded with a gaggle of releases ranging from Oscar contenders to Hollywood blockbusters to small art-house fare. 'Tis the seaso
Nov. 17 2015
Here are the openings and other showings going on in San Diego
Nov. 10 2015
Sam Fuller's Park Row and Alan J. Pakula's All the President's Men are proof positive that investigative journalism makes for more exciting cinema
Nov. 10 2015
Kurt Russell's loudmouthed truck driver Jack Burton is just a tourist in John Carpenter's 1986 supernatural action film Big Trouble in Little China, which involves (for starters) exploding green flames,...
Nov. 3 2015
The militarization of law enforcement practices and protocols has been a hotbed topic in the social media age. Combat vehicles, camouflage uniforms and high-caliber automatic weaponry have all become aggressive...
Nov. 3 2015
Tab Hunter burst onto the Hollywood scene in the early 1950s, rising from his humble stable boy beginnings to become a bona fide heartthrob. Strategic studio executives in bed with industry culture ra
Oct. 27 2015
It may take a village to raise a child, but it also takes one to clean up a particularly heinous mess. Sebastián Silva’s Nasty Baby oscillates between these two ideas with a strange mix of...
Oct. 27 2015
Resolved to the necessity of violence in order to achieve peace, The Keeping Room begins with a horrifically pragmatic quote from General William Sherman: "War is cruelty...the crueler it is the sooner...
Oct. 20 2015
Damaged mother. Check. Precocious kid. Check. Adorable dog. Check. Lenny Abrahamson's Room has all the necessary ingredients to cause the kind of waterworks that might fix Mad Max's little hydration problem
Oct. 20 2015
Psychologist Stanley Milgram made waves at Yale University in the early 1960s by conducting a controversial obedience study that highlighted mankind's uncanny ability to follow orders
Oct. 13 2015
Serving one's country never really stops in Bridge of Spies, and the everyday citizen doesn't often have a say in the matter. Set in the late '50s and early '60s, Steven Spielberg's Cold War dram
Oct. 13 2015
Victoria, which opens on Friday, Oct. 16, at the Ken Cinema, might initially seem impressive stylistically. But peel back the façade and all you've got is a derivative genre film with very little...
Oct. 6 2015
Robert Zemeckis' The Walk is an enthralling tribute to scale. It uses dazzling 3-D cinematography to turn New York City's expansive skyline into a man-made mountain range yearning to be climbed and admired
Oct. 6 2015
To a certain generation of comedy enthusiasts who grew up watching Nixon lie and the American economy die, National Lampoon was an iconic print forum for vulgar parody and satire. Douglas Tirola's sw
Sept. 30 2015
Ridley Scott's never been known to have a lighthearted touch. The British-born auteur of such dark classics as Alien and Blade Runner usually favors characters on the brink of extinction
Sept. 30 2015
Ryan Betschart and Rachel Nakawatase are on a mission. The dynamic duo behind San Diego Underground Film Festival's inaugural program screening on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Ultrastar Mission Valley Cinemas,...
Sept. 22 2015
Humanity is struggling to breathe in Denis Villeneuve's Sicario, a brutal border thriller where violence and corruption are the languages of choice


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