Movie Reviews

The Favourite: Pretty ugly people

At the outset of The Favourite, director Yorgos Lanthimos’ scabrous and nihilistic romp amid the English royals, Emma Stone — playing Abigail, a clever girl from a fallen family — faces an unpleasant choice: either ...

Green Book: Share more, wag less

A feel-good charmer poised to rake in greenbacks and Oscar gold

Directed by one half of the Farrelly Brothers, Green Book isn’t content to simply smell like a Driving Miss Daisy. Yes, it’s a feel-good charmer poised to rake in greenbacks and Oscar gold. No, that ...

Local boy makes good

An interview with Character Designer Jeff Merghart

Ralph Breaks the Internet, Disney’s sequel to Wreck-It Ralph, is superior to its predecessor in several ways. Character Designer Jeff Merghart, a La Mesa native who attended Helix High and Grossmont College before heading to ...

Film Events

<em>Meet Me In St. Louis</em>

Meet Me In St. Louis

Wednesday, December 12, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

<em>Miracle on 34th Street</em>

Miracle on 34th Street

Monday, December 10, 7 p.m.

<em>Breakfast at Tiffany's</em>

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Cinema Under the Stars

Saturday, December 15, 8 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Film & Discussion: Laura

Film & Discussion: Laura

Seacrest Village Retirement Communities

Tuesday, December 11, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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My first Woody

A trio of early, funny Woody Allen movies

Celebrate Woody Allen’s 83rd birthday with a trio of early, funny movies What’s Up, Tiger Lily? (1966) My first Woody. At fourteen, a sickbed viewing induced enough laughter to swat the flu bug right out ...

Movie Archives

The Bells of St. Mary's 5.0 stars

Trivia experts will instantly peg Leo McCarey’s The Bells of St. Mary’s as the title splashed across the Radio City Music Hall marquee while Michael Corleone and his future bride, Kay, do their Christmas shopping in The Godfather. McCarey’s Bells ...

Santa Claus: The Movie 0.0 stars

If Jesus Christ can have survived some of the screen biographies of him, Santa Claus should be able to survive worse. Of course Jesus never had a script written about him by David Newman, but really the Newman touch, whose ...

The Santa Clause 2 1.0 stars

There's a lot going on, probably too much: the son of Father Christmas has landed himself on the Naughty List and requires some emergency parental attention; a contractual codicil dictates that the incumbent Santa must leave office if he fails ...

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