Movie Reviews

Scott Marks hears a Hu at Pac-Arts 5th Annual Spring Showcase

The email from Pac-Arts Program director, Brian Hu, began, “You want Tsui Hark? You got Tsui Hark!” For years, I’ve been badgering the poor guy to bring Hark in as a special guest at the ...

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 ...

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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

Fold Crumple Crush

Fold Crumple Crush

ArcLight La Jolla

Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 p.m.

The Sheik

The Sheik

Adobe Chapel

Sunday, May 10, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.



Monday, May 11, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer

Adobe Chapel

Sunday, June 14, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Short List

The Short List

Lemon Grove Library

Wednesday, June 17, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Far more than pride goeth

Leading man Tyrone Power plays against type in Nightmare Alley (USA,1947, Twentieth Century Fox), the story of a drifter who becomes an ambitious carnival mind-reader. Success at convincing the “marks” of his psychic powers leads ...

Movie Archives

The Social Network 1.0 stars

Everything you never wanted to know about the advent of Facebook, where “friends” gather on the Internet. An amorphous series of flashbacks from the depositions of two separate lawsuits takes you through the steps by which a socially inept (how ...

Capote 4.0 stars

Truman Capote, that is, during the six years it took to research and write his "nonfiction novel," In Cold Blood. Regardless of how true a story, it is truly a good story, whose claim on our attention is not that ...

Fargo 5.0 stars

Above and beyond all else, around and through all else, the Coen brothers have assembled here a timeless document on their native state, Minnesota. On its notorious winters. On its snow shovels and its ice scrapers (implement of an uproarious ...

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