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Meet the Curator: Tears of War: The Many Faces of Refugee Women Mar 31, 2015 Curator Anne Hoiberg and two of the refugee women featured in the current exhibition will discuss their contributions to efforts to end war through exhibitions, storytelling, activism, and resilience. 41 other events on Tuesday, March 31
 
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Abderrahmane Sissako’s Oscar-nominated film tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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Tuesday, February 17,2015
Film

Head over heart, a sad reality of Oscar

My painfully pragmatic look into the future at the 2015 Academy Awards

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Predicting the Academy Awards is a science that's been perfected by film bloggers who spend months tracking the nominated films like myth busters stalking Big Foot. Momentum, guild wins and industry
Tuesday, February 17,2015
Film

Life sucks in ‘What We Do in the Shadows’

Mockumentary about vampires leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Co-written and directed by Waititi and Clement (of Flight of the Conchords fame), What We Do in the Shadows transplants classic horror tropes to the present day.
Wednesday, February 11,2015
Film

Lonely and hungry, ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’

Ana Lily Amirpour’s western vampire film leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night gets right down to business. The world is fucked, especially for the citizens of Bad City, a town that may or may not be caught in the middle of a dystopic Iran.
Tuesday, February 10,2015
Film

Love submits to desire in ‘The Duke of Burgundy’

Peter Strickland’s beguiling romance envisions a kinky relationship in which perceptions regarding love and sex are at war

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Viewers familiar with Strickland’s previous film, the Giallo-inspired horror oddity Berberian Sound Studio, will recognize the freeze frames, rapid-fire cutting and flashy stylistics at the forefront of The Duke of Burgundy’s opening sequence. 
Tuesday, February 3,2015
Film

Mother Russia is broken in Andrei Zvyagintsev’s ‘Leviathan’

Academy Award-nominated film re-imagines ‘The Book of Job’ with AK-47s and vodka

By Glenn Heath Jr.
As Leviathan turns increasingly oppressive and gloomy, the theme of erosion takes hold. Multiple structures stand blown-out, held up by three walls and resembling something like an open-faced cement sandwich.
Tuesday, February 3,2015
Film

‘Life Sentences’ highlights this year’s San Diego Jewish Film Festival

Our preview of the 25th-annual edition leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Celebrating its 25th edition at multiple local venues from Feb. 5 through 15, the San Diego Jewish Film Festival remains an important forum to explore ongoing issues of identity in both the United States and abroad.
Tuesday, January 27,2015
Film

Irish folklore and childhood anxiety collide in ‘Song of the Sea’

Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nominated animated film is a lush, timely beauty

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Thematically, Song of the Sea couldn’t be more relevant for young siblings threatened by each other’s unique traits
Tuesday, January 27,2015
Film

Julianne Moore strives for Oscar in ‘Still Alice’

Alzheimer’s drama costarring Kristin Stewart leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Moore's award-season buzz should be of no surprise considering how strategically Still Alice plays the tearjerker game.
Wednesday, January 21,2015
Film

‘Two Days, One Night’ gives compassion a fighting chance

Marion Cotillard’s Oscar-nominated performance gives the new Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne film its powerful immediacy

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Two Days, One Night, the great new film by Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, surveys a dramatic scenario where one woman struggles to reconcile such realities after coworkers vote to receive a hefty bonus rather than retain her services.
Wednesday, January 21,2015
Film

Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain try to survive ‘A Most Violent Year’

New crime thriller from J.C. Chandor tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
A Most Violent Year stylizes the brooding working-class territory of director Sidney Lumet, where low-level players clash with those who have become politically savvy enough to rise up the ranks.
 
 
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