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Lux Boreal: Fit/Misfit Apr 19, 2015 The dance quartet Fit/Misfit is a collaboration between Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company (Ireland), Company Lux Boreal (Tijuana), and Cork-based music band Horsemen Pass By. 81 other events on Sunday, April 19
 
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Wednesday, March 26,2014
Film

Denis Villeanueve’s ‘Enemy’ is a tangled web

Mysterious new thriller stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal

By Glenn Heath Jr.
With only a torn picture of a woman for a reference point, the audience struggles to fill in the context of Adam’s deep malaise. As a result, Enemy is consistently baffling, favoring surrealism and mood over a traditional plot.
Wednesday, March 26,2014
Film

‘Ernest and Celestine’: a dangerous pair

Animated film from France leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
"A bear and a mouse can't be together," screams the rodent mistress of an orphanage for mice in the opening sequence of Ernest and Celestine.
Tuesday, March 18,2014
Film

‘Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1’ and the origin of a conflicted species

Lars von Trier’s epic sex odyssey opens with a tender and (dare I say) romantic beginning

By Glenn Heath Jr.
When news broke that Danish auteur Lars von Trier would follow up his apocalyptic Melancholia with a massive, two-part epic titled Nymphomaniac containing explicit sex scenes, many film pundits predicted a controversial and gut-wrenching experience.
Tuesday, March 18,2014
Film

Traversing Paris and marriage in ‘Le Week-End’

Roger Mitchell’s new one leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The jazzy score that lingers over the opening images of Roger Mitchell's lovely Le Week-End is the first sign that it will embrace an improvisational narrative style. 
Tuesday, March 11,2014
Film

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’: a marvel of misadventure

Wes Anderson’s complex new film shoots through history and memory like a fastball

By Glenn Heath Jr.
While never sloppy, The Grand Budapest Hotel constructs its multiple plots to reveal the poetry of such stream-of-consciousness, the endless possibility of story.
Tuesday, March 11,2014
Film

Danger is too attractive in ‘Stranger by the Lake’

New French thriller leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Stranger by the Lake—which opens Friday, March 14, and screens for one week at Hillcrest Cinemas—echoes the suspenseful craft of Hitchcock and Chabrol.
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.
 
 
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