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Interview with Sunshine Superman writer-director Marah Strauch

If everybody else jumped off a cliff, you might not follow suit. But Carl Boenish, the subject of the documentary Sunshine Superman, would still have wanted to share the feeling of it with you, most ...

Niccol on drones

Extra missiles, please

The battlefield in Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill is within the soul of Major Thomas Egan (a drawn and dead-eyed Ethan Hawke), a former fighter pilot who now spends his days in a metal box on ...

Meet the men (and woman) from Man from Reno

Boyle, hard-boiled

With a title like Man from Reno, one would half expect it to end on a dissolve of Glenn Ford riding off into a Columbia Pictures sunset. Instead, we get a departure in form from ...

Film Events

Omo Child: The River and the Bush

Omo Child: The River and the Bush

Landmark La Jolla Village

Monday, June 1, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.



Point Loma Library

Tuesday, June 9, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Finding Leah Tickotsky

Finding Leah Tickotsky

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center

Sunday, June 14, 1 p.m. to 3 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.


Where score is central to movie plot

Blue is the first film in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors trilogy. Blue explores the life of a widowed composer trapped by the legacy of her husband. The story unfolds as the main character attempts to ...

Movie Archives

2012 2.0 stars

Roland Emmerich's widest view of disaster to date: the sky-high eruption of Yellowstone (Old Faithful gone Vesuvius), the toppling of the Washington Monument and St. Peter's Basilica (the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower would be so old-hat), the ...

The Day after Tomorrow 1.0 stars

Doomsday science fiction -- emphasis, as is only fit and proper, on fiction at the expense of science -- about how global warming brings on a new Ice Age in the northern hemisphere, and in consequence a southward migration that ...

Man on Wire 2.0 stars

Filmmaker James Marsh takes a novel approach to the topic of the World Trade Center, a caper documentary (to coin a genre) on the forty-five-minute funambulist stunt undertaken in 1974 by the Frenchman Philippe Petit, walking a tightwire between the ...

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