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Reading of Terror! Apr 25, 2015 An evening of readings from States of Terror Vol. 1 featuring Ryan Bradford, Hanna Tawater, Rachel Taylor, Jim Ruland, Julia Evans, and more. 103 other events on Saturday, April 25
 
Cocktail Tales
Jackson Milgaten incorporates classics and finds from his travels
Seen Local
The second in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund
Nibbles | Food & drink
MEAT San Diego event with Dona Esthela and Javier Plascencia
North Fork
Popular Carlsbad spot has its own farm
Well, That Was Awkward
Local cat dad indulges feline feelings at San Diego's first kitty coffee shop

 

 
 
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Wednesday, April 22,2015
Film

'Man From Reno' presents a curious case of Bay Area intrigue

Dave Boyle’s neo-noir leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Don’t get stuck in the spider’s web of curiosity. Or perhaps such a fate is inevitable in Man From Reno, Dave Boyle’s slippery neo-noir.
Wednesday, April 22,2015
Film

'Clouds of Sils Maria' and the imitation of life

New meta-drama starring Juliette Binoche and Kristin Stewart blurs the lines between performance and personality

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Clouds of Sils Maria, which opens Friday, April 24, uses words to deflect our attention from the deep absence felt by its characters.
Wednesday, April 15,2015
Film

‘Ex Machina’ is all about Ava

Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson are seduced by A.I. in Alex Garland’s new sci-fi film

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The complicated relationship between humans and artificial intelligence has been of special interest to filmmakers as far back as the silent days.
Wednesday, April 15,2015
Film

‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’ is lost in the search

New indie starring Rinko Kikuchi leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Draped in an eye-gouging hotel blanket and a bright red hoodie, Kumiko (Rinko Kikuchi) stands out amid the snow-packed Minnesota landscape. 
Tuesday, April 7,2015
Film

A prodigal son returns in 'Ned Rifle'

Hal Hartley talks irony, performance and the devil

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Hal Hartley makes films about the absurd pervasiveness of contradiction. In his comedies, high art lives alongside low art, chaste and sex are mentioned in the same breath, and peaceful souls ponder desperate acts of violence.
Tuesday, April 7,2015
Film

'The Salt of the Earth' draws with light

Documentary about photographer Sebastião Salgado leads rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Famed photographer Sebastião Salgado surveys the many stages of his multi-decade career in The Salt of the Earth. Co-directed by Wim Wenders and Julian Ribeiro Salgado (Sebastião's son), the film juxtaposes Salgado's work with his memories in beguiling ways.
Wednesday, April 1,2015
Film

Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts experience a mid-life crisis in 'While We Were Young'

Noah Baumbach's film is essentially a fictional comedy about non-fiction artists who tell themselves fiction on a daily basis

By Glenn Heath Jr.
What’s old is new. Or so believes the wild hipster couple Jaime and Darby (played to narcissistic perfection by Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfriend), who live by this adage almost preternaturally in Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young.
Wednesday, April 1,2015
Film

'Welcome to New York' is defanged

Abel Ferrara’s altered film tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
This is not a review. Abel Ferrara’s brilliant Welcome to New York, a salacious and grotesque fictionalization of the Dominic Strauss-Kahn criminal case, is being released stateside in a compromised version.
Wednesday, March 25,2015
Film

Serena falls flat

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper can’t scale mountain

By Glenn Heath Jr.
In the end, Serena, which opens Friday, March 27, tries to be too many genres at once without understanding why or how they could potentially work in tandem.
Wednesday, March 25,2015
Film

From amateur to master

Seymour: An Introduction suggests the importance of craft

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Not only a tale of one man’s love affair with music, Seymour: An Introduction also passionately argues the importance of craft in an artist’s progression from amateur to master.
 
 
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