Movie Reviews

How to fill 105 minutes with Ferdinand

Spanish bull as early pacifist

Will Ferdinand’s bravery prove intrepid enough to win this weekend’s box-office battle against The Last Jedi or will the mighty (and mightily fey) cartoon bull prove to be no match for the Force? We all ...

What’s so funny ’bout peace, love, and understanding?

Outsiders abound in this week’s new movie releases, including The Shape of Water and The Other Side of Hope

What indeed, Elvis? But without war, hate, and myopia, we wouldn’t have the outsiders who drive the drama in so many of our stories. Like the fish-man and the woman with something fishy about her ...

Aki Kaurismäki’s wise and gentle comedy, The Other Side of Hope

Neither of our heroes come equipped with a sense of humor

We open inside the dank hull of a coal freighter — only these lumps have eyes. Khaled Ali’s (Sherwan Haji) peepers blink awake as the stowaway sits up in the lumpy bed of black that’s ...

Film Events

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Fleet Science Center

Thursday, December 14, 6:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Carlsbad Film Series: LEGO Batman Movie

Carlsbad Film Series: LEGO Batman Movie

Schulman Auditorium at Carlsbad City Library

Wednesday, December 20, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Life, Animated

Life, Animated

David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre

Thursday, December 21, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Film Discussion Class: The Wedding Plan

Film Discussion Class: The Wedding Plan

Grossmont Center

Thursday, December 14, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Voice of Light Screening & Church Intervention

Front

Thursday, December 14, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Fight your own worst instincts; you can be a decent human being

Twilight Zone and The Fog of War

For a television show I pick the original Twilight Zone. For a movie I choose the documentary The Fog of War. Both of these pieces really deal with the same thing: humanity trying to identify ...

Movie Archives

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner None stars

Katherine Hepburn's lily white niece falls for black man Sidney Poitier in Stanley Kramer's set-bound Oscar-winning slog. With Spencer Tracy in his farewell performance.

Thelma & Louise 1.0 stars

What would or could have been cause circa 1970 for something wayward, moody, contemplative, possibly even introspective, is here just an excuse to bring Hollywood flash and frippery out onto the road and into the heartland. Director Ridley Scott (Alien, ...

The Warriors 4.0 stars

Walter Hill's unrealistic, or anti-realistic, street-gang movie has an obvious kinship with the hostile-territory branch of action films, including both the Stagecoach-type Western and the Objective Burma-type war story. It also owes a special debt to the samurai films of ...

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