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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.
Wednesday, January 29,2014
Film

‘Gloria’ is a frank depiction of sex, love and heartbreak

New Chilean film by director Sebastián Lelio spotlights an amazing performance by Paulina García

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Sebastián Lelio’s Gloria begins and ends on the dance floor. However, the sly tonal differences between the two sequences are indicative of the film’s deceptive power as an evolving character study.
Wednesday, January 29,2014
Film

Plenty to admire in live-action and animated Oscar categories

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

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Now you don't have an excuse for feigning ignorance about the short programs during your Oscar office pool.
 
 
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