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Nuvi Mehta: Great Stories Behind Classical Music Mar 30, 2015 The new San Diego Symphony CEO Martha Gilmer sits down with Nuvi Mehta to discuss new directions in programming for the San Diego Symphony. 39 other events on Monday, March 30
 
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Wednesday, March 5,2014
Film

‘Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me’ portrays a true original

Documentary about Broadway legend is an intoxicating window into creative longevity

By Glenn Heath Jr.

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me—which opens Friday, March 14, at La Jolla Village Cinemas—is so interesting partly because it juxtaposes its central subject’s wrecking-ball attitude with her nostalgic memories of the past. 

Wednesday, March 5,2014
Film

‘Visitors’ confronts humanity’s growing alienation

Godfrey Reggio’s experimental documentary leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
It's not clear if Godfrey Reggio's (KoyaanisqatsiPowaqqatsi) striking Visitors is an ambitious science-fiction parable or merely a formalist documentary.
Tuesday, February 25,2014
Film

Following the Academy Awards is a masochist’s delight

2014 edition has been a long and winding road of grovelling and grief

By Glenn Heath Jr.
This year's Oscar gambit has been especially seedy. The whole Woody Allen vs. Mia Farrow throwdown has been a black eye for Cate Blanchett, although she still looks to be the favorite in the Best Actress category for her viperous turn in Blue Jasmine.
Tuesday, February 25,2014
Film

Oscar’s Documentary Shorts arrive in San Diego

Academy Award-nominated films lead our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Oscar will be on many people's minds this weekend, including the various filmmakers behind the five short documentaries vying for the gold statuette.
Wednesday, February 19,2014
Film

A gripping West Bank story unfolds in ‘Omar’

Oscar-nominee from Palestine spotlights an agile new performer

By Glenn Heath Jr.
If the filmmakers behind The Amazing Spiderman were smart, they’d kick that Andrew Garfield guy to the curb and cast Adam Bakri in the titular web-slinging role. 
Wednesday, February 19,2014
Film

‘Tim’s Vermeer’ takes obsession to a new level

Documentary produced by Penn & Teller leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
It's crucial to have an aesthetic identity that complements the content. A film like Tim's Vermeer proves this thesis.
Wednesday, February 12,2014
Film

‘Like Father, Like Son’ takes on thorny daddy issue

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda is a master of nuance, even if his latest isn’t a masterpiece

By Glenn Heath Jr.
What happens when your vision of family is suddenly uprooted? How does one react when this longstanding perspective is revealed to be entirely wrongheaded?
Wednesday, February 12,2014
Film

‘Girl on a Bicycle’ takes a shovel to delusional romantic fantasies

Clumsy French import tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
It would be easy to rebuke a flimsy and clumsy genre film like Girl on a Bicycle. On paper, it's rom-com recycling.
Wednesday, February 5,2014
Film

‘The Monuments Men’ is refreshingly old-fashioned

George Clooney’s earnest new war film paints conflict, loyalty in simple strokes

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Stylistically simple and ideologically frank, The Monuments Men is refreshingly old-fashioned; some might even call it naïve, depicting through a rosy lens a horrific conflict that claimed millions of lives. 
Wednesday, February 5,2014
Film

The Talented Mr. Hoffman

A remembrance of a great actor precedes our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
On Sunday, Feb. 2, Hoffman died in a New York City apartment of an apparent heroin overdose, sending a shockwave of sadness across the film landscape.
 
 
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