Movie Reviews

Everything is nothing

The Zero Theorem runs in a counter-parallel universe to Terry Gilliam’s masterwork, Brazil, a film he’s dedicated a career to remaking. The setting looks the same. The church that computer genius Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) ...

What becomes a legend

Swashes, buckled, in The Last of Robin Hood

“They’re real sticklers for the rules these days, not like in my time,” says Errol Flynn (Kevin Kline) while effortlessly trying to put across Hollywood’s attitude toward May/December romances to star-struck Florence Aadland (Susan Sarandon), ...

Crime and circumstance

Life is hard.

The Fourth of July fireworks display that caps off the poor-kids-in-the-heartland documentary Rich Hill can be viewed in a couple of ways. You can see the young’uns staring open-mouthed at the pretty explosions while chants ...

Film Events

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Cinema Under the Stars

Thursday, September 18, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

SDSU Fall Festival of New Short Films

Don Powell Theatre at SDSU

Thursday, September 18, 7:30 p.m.

To Say Goodbye

Landmark La Jolla Village

Thursday, September 18, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Mummies 3D: Secrets of the Pharaohs

Mummies 3D: Secrets of the Pharaohs

San Diego Natural History Museum

Thursday, September 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Anatomy of a Great Deception

Anatomy of a Great Deception

Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center

Friday, September 19, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Crazy? Or Sixth Sense?

I saw Call Me Crazy (USA, 2013) at a screening NAMI San Diego had to highlight mental health in the media. It’s fantastic because it highlighted the relationships affected when someone is living with a ...

Movie Archives

Dolphin Tale 3.0 stars

A tale of a tail. The dolphin is Winter, a sea critter that lost its tail in a crab trap, was rescued by humans, then fitted with a prosthetic for use in its new Florida home. Charles Martin Smith (the ...

On the Waterfront 3.0 stars

Elia Kazan's multi-Oscar-winner about racketeers on the New York docks and the broken-down, battle-scarred boxer who blows the whistle. (The revisionist view, in light of Kazan's naming of names to HUAC, is to see it as a rationale for ratting.) ...

The Notebook 0.0 stars

Young love relived in the old folks' home: James Garner, every day, reads to a memory-impaired Gena Rowlands the story of a different-worlds romance ("It was an improbable romance. He was a country boy, she was from the city"), the ...

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