Dec. 29 2015
While most of the world has Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the mind (and rightfully so, it's fun), I've been thinking back to the various forces inhabiting my favorite films of 2015. Some are thril
Dec. 22 2015
Time and again, Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight contemplates the definition of surrender and the humiliation of defeat
Dec. 22 2015
Funny, sometimes inert, but always heartfelt, Joy, which opens Friday, Dec. 25, balances tones without tumbling into sentimental waters
Dec. 15 2015
Opening Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip: The squeakquel none of you have been waiting for. Everything Will Be Fine: James Franco stars as a struggling novelist whose life is tur
Dec. 15 2015
Critics not working at a daily outlets inevitably miss out on reviewing a lot of interesting films throughout the year. But rarely do we give ourselves the chance to look back and make amends and go on...
Dec. 8 2015
Places of worship are also part of In Jackson Heights, which opens Friday, Dec. 11, at the Digital Gym in North Park, but usually double as meeting places for citizens of other faiths, sexual identities...
Dec. 8 2015
e live in a world where Eddie Redmayne has won an Academy Award. Let that sink in for a second. It's not fair, right? Well, Hollywood doesn't play fair. Given the choice between obnoxious method acting...
Dec. 1 2015
Spike Lee’s Chi-raq oozes with the kind of mad urgency most American films lack these days. Its wild panic is understandable considering the epidemic of gun violence to have hit the South Side of...
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


  • 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...
  • The first in a new series of spoken word showcases that aim to give voices to writers of color. Speakers include Carlos Kelly, Lizz Huerta, Paul Lopez, and more. Takes place at 2186 Logan Ave. in Barrio...
  • A food festival and fundraiser highlighting over a dozen restaurants, breweries and distilleries located exclusively in Oceanside and benefitting local non-profit organizations
  • A new treehouse-inspired installation from local artist Wes Sam-Bruce. The interactive piece features many rooms and passageways, and is accompanied by an original soundscape by composer Joel P. West
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