,
  • Wed
    23
  • Thu
    24
  • Fri
    25
  • Sat
    26
  • Sun
    27
  • Mon
    28
  • Tue
    29
Axline Lecture: Alfredo Jaar Apr 23, 2014 The San Diego Museum of Art and MCASD present the 14th annual Axline Lecture featuring Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar, whose work, Muxima, a looping video installation featuring multiple iterations of a popular Angolan folk song, is on view at SDMA. 61 other events on Wednesday, April 23
 
Canvassed | Art & culture
A tale of near-death, bloody steaks and unprecedented opulence
News
Why the city can’t maintain enough emergency trucks
News
Meet ‘Jackie,’ one of the many faces of sex-trafficking
Film
Documentary about ill-fated project leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Editorial
Ten bucks an hour just ain’t enough

 

 
 
Home / Articles / Arts /  Film
  • Wed
    23
  • Thu
    24
  • Fri
    25
  • Sat
    26
  • Sun
    27
  • Mon
    28
  • Tue
    29
Axline Lecture: Alfredo Jaar Apr 23, 2014 The San Diego Museum of Art and MCASD present the 14th annual Axline Lecture featuring Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar, whose work, Muxima, a looping video installation featuring multiple iterations of a popular Angolan folk song, is on view at SDMA. 60 other events on Wednesday, April 23
 
Canvassed | Art & culture
A tale of near-death, bloody steaks and unprecedented opulence
News
Why the city can’t maintain enough emergency trucks
News
Meet ‘Jackie,’ one of the many faces of sex-trafficking
Film
Documentary about ill-fated project leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Editorial
Ten bucks an hour just ain’t enough
 
Wednesday, April 10,2013
Film

‘Room 237’ geeks out on ‘The Shining’

Documentary on Kubrick’s classic horror film leads our coverage of movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
There are plenty of cinephiles, me included, who revere Stanley Kubrick as a visionary director whose body of work is unique and can’t be equaled. He’s made several masterpieces, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange.
Wednesday, April 3,2013
Film

Chris O’Dowd is the key to ‘The Sapphires’

San Diego Film Festival opening-night movie lands in theaters

By Anders Wright
The Irish comic actor Chris O’Dowd, who became known to American audiences when he played the love interest opposite Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids, had quite a showing at last year’s San Diego Film Festival.
Wednesday, April 3,2013
Film

Digital Gym takes in a ‘Hipster’

Destin Daniel Cretton’s feature leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
Cretton’s movie I Am Not a Hipster will open at Digital Gym on Friday, April 5. The film, shot in and around San Diego, has screened here several times, but I think this is its first theatrical run.
Wednesday, March 27,2013
Film

Child soldiers are at the heart of Oscar-nominated ‘War Witch’

Canadian movie features a gripping performance from a non-professional actor

By Anders Wright

There is a message of hope in War Witch, but it comes at a terrible cost. It's challenging for us viewers to watch as a child is destroyed by grown men. This is not a film about politics, however.

Wednesday, March 27,2013
Film

Media Arts Center’s Digital Gym Cinema opens

New 99-seat theater in North Park leads our coverage of movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
Digital Gym Cinema will screen movies regularly, bringing in independents, foreign films and documentaries; it’s essentially a completely new space, programmed by SDLFF artistic director Lisa Franek.
Tuesday, March 19,2013
Film

‘Spring Breakers’ tries to bring meaning to our violent, sexualized culture

Harmony Korine always has something to say, but it’s the way he says it that counts

By Anders Wright
Korine's never been afraid to push buttons or envelopes. This is the guy who wrote Kids and directed Julien Donkey-Boy and Trash Humpers.
Tuesday, March 19,2013
Film

Destin Daniel Cretton is riding high

Local director’s SXSW win leads our rundown of all the movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
South by Southwest was the first time the new movie played to a large crowd, and watching it in a packed theater was an entirely new thing for Cretton.
Wednesday, March 13,2013
Film

Korean auteur Park Chan-wook talks about ‘Stoker’

Director of ‘Oldboy’ crosses the ocean to make his first English-language movie

By Anders Wright
The films of Korean auteur Park Chan-wook all have elements in common: They’re exquisitely photographed and the attention to detail is immaculate; they’re dark and make the viewer feel awkward.
Wednesday, March 13,2013
Film

Get thee to ArcLight La Jolla

Classics in UTC lead our rundown of all the movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
In March, they’ve already shown Raging Bull, and down the road there’s The African Queen, Gone with the Wind and A Clockwork Orange. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, you can see Sylvester Stallone get hit in the face repeatedly in Rocky.
Wednesday, March 6,2013
Film

German film Barbara boasts some great acting

If this were an American movie, you’d have heard about it during last week’s Academy Awards

By Anders Wright
If the German film Barbara, which opens at Hillcrest Cinemas on Friday, March 8, were a Hollywood picture, you’d have heard about it already.
Arts & Culture feature

Gym Standard has a unique approach to showing and selling art

El Cajon Boulevard entrepreneur Edwin Negado thinks it’s time to reinvent the way work is marketed

Edwin Negado doesn’t use Facebook to promote Gym Standard, and you won’t see an email signup on his website or much in the way of marketing outside of Instagram, but the focused, minimalistic tactic seems to be working.

By Kinsee Morlan
Seen Local Featured artist Igor Koutsenko returns to ArtWalk San Diego APR 21 | By Kinsee Morlan Fallbrook printmaker and painter says the festival is a good place to sell work without ‘selling out’ his style
Seen Local David Maung captures homeless deportees APR 22 | By Kinsee Morlan Tijuana photojournalist focuses his lens on people stuck at the border
Crossword Crossword: 'Converse Shoes' APR 23 | By Ben Tausig Weekly crossword by Ink Well Xwords
Arts & Culture feature Avenida Revolución’s renaissance APR 16 | By Kinsee Morlan Revamped Mexicoach Station is part of a new generation’s battle to reclaim downtown Tijuana
Film Pacific Arts Movement’s Spring Showcase comes of age APR 15 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Festival’s fourth annual edition tackles themes ranging from separation to redemption
Cover artist Meet our cover artist, David B. Cuzick APR 14 | By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann San Diego screenprinter’s new work explores childhood themes
Seen Local Angella d’Avignon examines the meaning of stuff APR 14 | By Kinsee Morlan Exhibition at Spring Valley Swap Meet investigates the idea of objects and their value
Arts & Culture feature The SongStream Project records music’s memories APR 09 | By Kinsee Morlan New arts group collects colorful stories of San Diegans and their connections to songs
Film ‘Under the Skin’ and around the bend of humanity APR 09 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi marvel explores identity from the inside out
Film

Love, death and vinyl in ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’

Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston are heart-stopping in Jim Jarmusch’s moody vampire movie

Heightened awareness is a blessing and a curse in Only Lovers Left Alive. Adam and Eve can sense humanity’s self-destruction on the horizon, having seen it so many times before.

By Glenn Heath Jr.

The Floating Library

Echoes of True Detective in three recent novels

‘Not for Nothing’ by Stephen Graham Jones, ‘The Cutting Season’ by Attica Locke and ‘Rivers’ by Michael Farris Smith

Lately, my plate of shrimp has been True Detective. It's been at least six weeks since the season finale and I can't stop thinking about the show. I see it everywhere—even in the books I read.

By Jim Ruland


The Short List Makers Arcade, Adams Avenue Unplugged and Filmatic Festival The handmade revolution continues, producing edibles and items for the socially conscious consumer. Why buy a candle at a big-box store when your neighbor pours high-quality wax?
Theater ‘Water by the Spoonful’ takes on demons at The Old Globe

Water by the Spoonful, the second play in Quiara Alegria Hudes’ three-work Elliot Cycle, continues the story of Puerto Rican Elliot Ortiz, an honorably discharged Marine who served in Iraq and returns to America with a fair share of personal demons.

Film Will the Ken Cinema close or merely be transformed? Last week, news broke that the iconic Ken Cinema would close its doors on April 27. In a statement, Landmark Theaters said it "was not able to negotiate an acceptable new lease with the landlord."
 

Canvassed

Party in a new public space, giggle with Amy Schumer and more to do this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

Digable to-doThe Irving Company recently renovated the public space at the base of One American Plaza, the 34-story building on Broadway between India Street and Kettner Boulevard, Downtown, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), which shares the block, will celebrate by spearheading a free, two-day schedule of events on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26. Public2 (Public Squared) will kick off from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday with museum tours, cocktails, live music by Westside Inflection and Mark Dzula and a silent disco, which is sure to look hilarious to those not wearing the headphones. Things will pick up again at 11 a.m. Saturday with an urban boot camp and yoga and a screenprinting workshop led by MCASD artist-in-residence Eva Struble, who’ll hold a second workshop at 2:30 p.m. Another silent disco starts at noon, and at 1 p.m. Jukebox Radio will stage a performance involving music, shadow puppetry and projections, and there’ll be an art-making workshop. San Diego Civic Youth Ballet will grab the spotlight at 3 p.m., and another silent disco will start at 4 p.m. Saturday’s highlight, from 5 to 7 p.m., will be a binational PechaKucha (a presentation of 20 slides for 20 seconds each), focusing on art and public engagement in both Tijuana and San Diego. Throughout the day, the InSlider food truck will be on hand, and MCASD will hold gallery tours. All of the Saturday events will be family-friendly....
Read more 2014-04-23
View all blog post
Axline Lecture: Alfredo Jaar Apr 23, 2014 Art The San Diego Museum of Art and MCASD present the 14th annual Axline Lecture featuring Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar, whose work, Muxima, a looping video installation featuring multiple iterations of a popular Angolan folk song, is on view at SDMA. Read more 1 other events on Wednesday, April 23
 
Peter Frank Apr 23, 2014 Art The L.A.-based arts critic discusses his participation as a juror for SDAI's most recent exhibition, Southern California/Baja Norte Regional Awards, as well as the differences between jurying a show and curating one. Read more 1 other events on Wednesday, April 23
 
Nite Owls: The Darkroom Apr 24, 2014 Art A fun music and art mixer for 21to 40-somethings. This one includes a discussion with photographer Omar Lopez, a DJ playing old jazz records, collaborative art projects and darkroom photography activities. Read more 3 other events on Thursday, April 24
 
 
 
Close
Close
Close