Movie Reviews

What Evel lurks...

In the span of seven years, daredevil stunt cyclist Evel Knievel — the subject of the History Channel doc Being Evel, opening Friday at the Digital Gym — became one of the most recognizable figures, ...

The Look of Silence makes it personal

The past isn’t

There’s a quote from Jean­-Luc Godard — the source of which has escaped me — in which the greatest living filmmaker suggests that the future of well-­balanced cinema is subject to a need for documentary ...

Battle of the bulges

You can’t judge a book by its cover, but does the same hold true for movies and their posters? One look at the accompanying image gives pause for reflection (and gales of unexpected chuckles). Was ...

Film Events

Art and Craft

Art and Craft

Central Library

Monday, August 31, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Film Forum: A La Mala

Film Forum: A La Mala

Point Loma Library

Tuesday, September 1, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A Birder’s Guide to Everything

A Birder’s Guide to Everything

Point Loma Library

Tuesday, September 8, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Film Forum: Charade

Film Forum: Charade

Point Loma Library

Sunday, September 13, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Grandma's Boy

Grandma's Boy

Adobe Chapel

Sunday, September 13, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Movies@Home

Perfect movie, perfect soundtrack

I have two go-to movies. First, there’s Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (USA/England, 1982, Warner Brothers), the director’s cut version, which removes the voice-over narration by Harrison Ford. Blade Runner’s dark, brooding style is like moving ...

Movie Archives

Frances Ha 4.0 stars

Can we just go ahead and agree that the actress Greta Gerwig is (for better and for worse) our generation's Katherine Hepburn? Adore or despise, she is a force of nature, something to be reckoned with. Here, she makes vaguely ...

We Are Your Friends 1.0 stars

Don't see We Are Your Friends for its nonsensical attempt to make Electronic Dance Music into a digital means for conveying the artist's interior anguish. Nor for its silly, Instagram-level aphorisms (no, the best part of anything is not in ...

Zipper 1.0 stars

Remarkable for taking a lurid and ludicrous storyline — a federal prosecutor and aspiring politician plunges (reluctantly) into the world of high-priced escorts, even as the FBI goes after the very service he frequents — stocking it with a solid ...