Movie Reviews

Rohan revisited

Boorman’s back!

Queen and Country is director John Boorman’s masterful follow-up to his 1987 semi-autobiographical Hope and Glory, which told the story of Bill Rohan, a boy growing up during the London Blitz of World War II. ...

Hello, Deli Man!

There’s no messin’ with this documentary history of the delicatessen.

“Corned beef is responsible for killing more of my people than Hitler.” — Jerry Lewis A fragrant bouquet of savory sliced beef and smoked fish mixes with chopped organ meat smothered in onions and rendered ...

Sí, more movies

What to see at the 22nd San Diego Latino Film Festival

“The goal of this year’s festival?” said the San Diego Latino Film Festival’s proud papa Ethan van Thillo, echoing my question. “To get people to see more movies!” Now who can argue with that? Something ...

Film Events

I Am a Girl

I Am a Girl

Landmark La Jolla Village

Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.



La Jolla Library

Sunday, April 19, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Movies That Make A Difference: Green World Rising

Movies That Make A Difference: Green World Rising

World Resources Simulation Center

Tuesday, March 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cam Girlz

Cam Girlz

Reading Gaslamp

Wednesday, April 1, 7:30 p.m.

Film Forum: Kill the Messenger

Film Forum: Kill the Messenger

Central Library

Monday, April 6, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.


King of tall tales

From the makers of The Red Shoes and A Matter of Life and Death comes The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (England, 1943, United Artists), an epic look at love spanning decades and on ...

Movie Archives

Hope and Glory 2.0 stars

John Boorman's autobiographical film about a London family in the Blitz — with himself running wild as a small boy in a fabulous rubbled playground — has gotten hearty congratulations for what it is not. It is not Mrs. Miniver ...

Before Sunset 2.0 stars

Richard Linklater's sequel to Before Sunrise, after a nine-year hiatus: not nearly as long as the twenty years between Claude Lelouch's A Man and a Woman and its sequel, just barely longer than the delay between Jacques Demy's Lola and ...

National Lampoon's Animal House 1.0 stars

Surprisingly coherent and polished piece of work, considering it's from the writers of the National Lampoon and from the director of Kentucky Fried Movie; not as raunchy as you might expect, held in check perhaps by the tighter morals of ...

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