Scott Marks

Scott Marks
Scott Marks contributes to the Reader's movie section.

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Let’s talk movies

A pair of Hitchcocks highlight county-wide screening series

Ralph DeLauro, former curator of the Central Library’s long-running (31 year) and highly popular Film Forum screening program, returns with a series of Film Discussion classes. Times, locations, and admission prices vary. The (mostly) daytime ...

Robert Davi has a licence to croon

Benefit concert on May 7 on the USS Midway

He may be best known for his tough guy roles in (Licence to Kill and Showgirls), but as Robert Davi put it, when it comes to singing, he’s “not just your grandmother’s Oldsmobile.” This is ...

Marshall law rules in Mother’s Day

Box office skull-and-crossbones Jennifer Aniston stars

Garry Marshall got his start in television and hasn’t evolved one artistic iota since his days producing derivative spinoffs — a small-screen version of The Odd Couple and Happy Days, TV’s answer to American Graffiti. ...

A Filmless Festival comes highly recommended, but be warned

“More frightening than any horror I’ve seen come out of Hollywood in years.”

Fear no art! The shibboleth must not have made its way to Songzhuang, a suburb of Beijing and home to China’s largest “artists village.” One day before the curtain is scheduled to go up on ...

Playstation killed the arcade star in Kurt Vincent’s game doc

The Lost Arcade screens as part of the Asian Film Spring Showcase

An email arrived late Friday, asking that I consider reviewing a particular film at this year’s San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase, running April 28–May 5 at UltraStar Mission Valley. The subject matter held ...

Robert Davi takes to the Midway for an evening of Sinatra tunes

May 7 concert benefits veterans

Robert Davi, the menacing-mugged tough monkey we love to hate, will set aside the snarls and brass knuckles long enough to take center stage on The USS Midway to serenade an audience with an evening ...

Alia Shawkat is all that

Green Room opens Friday, April 29

Her name is as difficult to remember as her face is hard to forget. With more than 60 television and movie roles to her credit, 27-year-old Alia Shawkat is currently one of cinema’s most in-demand ...

Jordan Roberts leads panel of industry pros at Saturday's student Filmmaking Symposium

3, 2, 1...Encinitas go boom!

Jordan Roberts leads a lineup of industry pros scheduled to attend this Saturday's Encinitas Student Film Symposium. Roberts is the writer-director of two terrific family comedies (Around the Bend and 3, 2, 1… Frankie Go ...

Hospitality in the hills: You're invited

An interview with busy character actor, John Carroll Lynch

Too long since your gut’s had a good churning? The Invitation was sent out for a tight-knit group of friends (and a couple of hand-picked interlopers) to gather at a dinner party that initially had ...

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