Jan. 14 2015
Jennifer Aniston does unflattering misery pretty well. Her underappreciated turn in Miguel Arteta's The Good Girl was a strong sign that the Friends star could play against type
Jan. 6 2015
Inherent Vice doesn't condone revenge or rebellion. It suggests, rather bravely, that redemption and friendship hold more weight than money and influence
Jan. 6 2015
Of all the films vying for Oscars next month, Ava DuVernay's Selma remains the most important, and not simply because its subject matter reflects many of the incendiary debates about race still...
Dec. 29 2014
Every December, I hear dismissive complaints from fellow writers that it was a bad year for movies. Nothing could have been further from the truth in 2014
Dec. 29 2014
Opening: Born to be Wild: Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary examines the amazing bond between humans and animals, including elephants and orangutans
Dec. 22 2014
Those searching for a cinematic distraction this Christmas will have plenty of options, especially if you're a fan of the well-meaning biopic
Dec. 22 2014
Into the Woods: Beware the Wolf, Sondheim. Beware the Wolf. Plus the few movies that are screening around town
Dec. 16 2014
The Babadook is a brilliant Australian horror film that marks the staggeringly assured debut of Jennifer Kent, a writer and director keenly interested in how themes of trauma and loneliness fester within...
Dec. 16 2014
The clash between mythology and identity defines both Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy and his (some say unnecessary) trifecta of Hobbit films
Dec. 9 2014
If you've spent any prolonged time outdoors, sequestered from the incessant buzzing of man-made noise, Jean-Marc Vallée's Wild offers a lovely reminder of nature's remedying effect. Based on th
Dec. 9 2014
Lumbering and garish, Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings amps up the eye shadow and tones down the subtly to super-size the story of Moses
Dec. 2 2014
Much of Diplomacy tensely traverses the slippery slope dividing rationality and manipulation.
Dec. 2 2014
As the ongoing violence in Afghanistan and Iraq evolves in complexity, it's important to remember how the consequences of war ripple beyond the front lines and define the personal legacies of those involved
Nov. 25 2014
Tommy Lee Jones' The Homesman stands out as a strange and eccentric western that merits viewing on the biggest screen possible.
Nov. 25 2014
Marshall Curry's Point and Shoot tells the complex and serpentine story of Matthew VanDyke, an American filmmaker-turned-revolutionary who spent more than five months in a Libyan jail
Nov. 19 2014
There's nothing warm about Foxcatcher. Bennett Miller's humorless true-crime story exists solely in a frigid state where brooding male characters crave justification from the world around them
Nov. 19 2014
Having worked as an editor on To the Wonder, director A.J. Edwards seemingly adopted (or perhaps stole) the Terrence Malick touch for The Better Angels
Nov. 11 2014
Rosewater-which opens Friday, Nov. 14-attempts to blur the line between genres, impressions and versions of the truth
Nov. 11 2014
The Theory of Everything is so stylistically safe and toothless that one must question why it exists at all, other than to provide a tasty opportunity for audiences to get hooked by Oscar bait
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Nov. 4 2014
Not just about the treacherous slopes of marriage, Force Majeure-which opens Friday, Nov. 7, at La Jolla Village Cinemas-grapples with the puncturing impact of compromise


  • 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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