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Adult Puppet Cabaret Mar 27, 2015

Puppet companies like Animal Cracker Conspiracy, Circus Mafia, Peachtiger Puppetry and more will perform works to benefit the upcoming San Diego Puppet Fest.

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Wednesday, November 20,2013
Film

‘The Broken Circle Breakdown’ finds two crazy hearts split in half

Bluegrass love story from Belgium leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The yearning twang of bluegrass brings Belgian musicians Didier (Johan Hldenbergh) and Elise (Veerle Baetens) together in The Broken Circle Breakdown and beguiles them through all the heartaches and tragedies that follow.
Wednesday, November 20,2013
Film

‘Catching Fire’ ignites a revolution

The end is nigh for totalitarianism in ‘Hunger Games’ sequel

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Will the revolution be televised? That’s the burning question at the heart of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, a sneaky and effective film adaptation of the second novel in Suzanne Collins’ mega-popular young-adult trilogy.
Tuesday, November 12,2013
Film

‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ finds infinite tenderness

Controversial Palme d’or winner from Cannes is an epic of emotion and heartache

By Glenn Heath Jr.
n epic of emotion and heartache, Blue is the Warmest Color tells the sublime story of Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos), a senior in high school who falls in love with a university art student named Emma (Léa Seydoux).
Tuesday, November 12,2013
Film

Lance Armstrong, a pathological cheat

Documentary ‘The Armstrong Lie,’ about the disgraced cyclist, leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
With The Armstrong Lie, Gibney attempts to grapple with the Lance Armstrong doping scandal by looking at his own past history with the once god-like cyclist who's become an international pariah.
Tuesday, November 5,2013
Film

San Diego Asian Film Festival is a movie-lover’s paradise

14th annual event offers a mosaic of cinematic panoramas and artistic celebration

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Every fall, San Diego gets treated to a multitude of film festivals—so many, in fact, that it's easy to get overwhelmed. But if you're a movie lover, the San Diego Asian Film Festival's diverse programming schedule is pure catnip. 
Tuesday, November 5,2013
Film

Dallas Buyers Club’ hustles the viewer

Matthew McConaughey’s latest tops our coverage of all the movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Unfortunately, Ron's freewheeling lifestyle has already gotten the best of him. A few scenes into the film, he's diagnosed with HIV, and from here, Dallas Buyers Club becomes about borrowed time and what we do with it.
Wednesday, October 30,2013
Film

‘Let the Fire Burn’ lets history speak for itself

Documentary about deadly 1985 Osage Avenue tragedy leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
In his impressive documentary Let the Fire Burn, director Jason Osder uses the fire as a reference point to peer back in time and explore the historical context that led to the incident.
Wednesday, October 30,2013
Film

‘12 Years a Slave’ is an American horror story

Steve McQueen paints slavery as a cyclical, erosive and personal trauma

By Glenn Heath Jr.
A film of pre-ordained importance because of its seemingly frank depiction of slavery, 12 Years a Slave is actually closer to a heightened fable than any profound example of period-piece realism.
Tuesday, October 22,2013
Film

Robert Redford fights for his life in ‘All is Lost’

Nautical survival tale is both enthralling and refreshingly restrained

By Glenn Heath Jr.
J.C. Chandor's All is Lost is the cinematic equivalent of a last will and testament.
Tuesday, October 22,2013
Film

Beatnik poets get an origin story in ‘Kill Your Darlings’

Biopic starring Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
John Krokidas' Kill Your Darlings—opening Friday, Oct. 25 at Hillcrest Cinemas—a mostly flaccid biopic about the genesis of the beatnik ideology, posits the young Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) as the focal point.
 
 
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