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Bound Aug 23, 2014 Voz Alta presents a multi-media show featuring performance art throughout the evening by Janice Grinsell and Eider Fiedler de Mello, as well as paintings from Anna Zappoli and Tim Caton. 93 other events on Saturday, August 23
 
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Former customs agent got more than seven years for smuggling drugs and people into the U.S., but mysterious events are raising questions about the government’s prosecution
Well, That Was Awkward
Spooky hell, urine baptisms and other memories exorcised by the Broadway play
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Joe Swanberg’s new independent film starring Anna Kendrick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
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Formal complaint against the Probation Department shows how far local juvenile-detention practices are out of the mainstream

 

 
 
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OVERFLOW Aug 22, 2014 A selection of new works by Scott Polach which draws on the history of pluviculture, or, attempts to induce rain artificially. Opening includes a collaborative performance piece from Keenan Hartsten entitled, "Very cool, and refreshing?". 85 other events on Friday, August 22
 
News
How one case study could potentially transform City Heights
News
Former customs agent got more than seven years for smuggling drugs and people into the U.S., but mysterious events are raising questions about the government’s prosecution
Well, That Was Awkward
Spooky hell, urine baptisms and other memories exorcised by the Broadway play
Film
Joe Swanberg’s new independent film starring Anna Kendrick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Editorial
Formal complaint against the Probation Department shows how far local juvenile-detention practices are out of the mainstream
 
Tuesday, May 6,2014
Film

Get hot and bothered with our 2014 summer movie preview

Comic-book sequels and big-budget remakes offer little respite from the Hollywood creativity drought

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Summer movies are a lot like ice-cream cones left out in the sweltering sun: One second they're there, and the next they've melted from memory.
Tuesday, May 6,2014
Film

Zac Efron and Seth Rogen get rowdy in ‘Neighbors’

New comedy by director Nicolas Stoller leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Sharp-tongued and swift, Neighbors—which opens Friday, May 9—is a good reminder that comedies can be just as dynamic as action films.
Wednesday, April 30,2014
Film

‘Blue Ruin’ gets at the heart of revenge

Director Jeremy Saulnier’s slow-burn tale of vengeance is lean and mean

By Glenn Heath Jr.

 A revenge film with buckshot for a heart, Blue Ruin takes slow burn to another level. Director Jeremy Saulnier’s sophomore effort focuses on an unassuming vagrant living off the grid near coastal Virginia.

Wednesday, April 30,2014
Film

‘Fading Gigolo’ is a misguided male fantasy about the power of sexual healing

John Turturro’s film, starring Woody Allen, leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
What little conflict Fading Gigalo displays at the sudden shift in occupation and lifestyle it makes up for in tedious banter between the two leads.
Wednesday, April 23,2014
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

By Glenn Heath Jr.
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.
Wednesday, April 23,2014
Film

Will the Ken Cinema close or merely be transformed?

Thoughts on the iconic single-screen theater lead our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
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."
Tuesday, April 15,2014
Film

Pacific Arts Movement’s Spring Showcase comes of age

Festival’s fourth annual edition tackles themes ranging from separation to redemption

By Glenn Heath Jr.
For me, April's arrival instantly conjures up excitement for baseball, Easter dinner and Pacific Arts Movement's Spring Showcase.
Tuesday, April 15,2014
Film

‘Finding Vivian Meier’ is an exercise in futility

Documentary about eccentric street photographer leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Finding Vivian Maier is Maloof's attempt at a biographical portrait, tracing Maier's strange and eccentric life as a nanny for households across the country.
Wednesday, April 9,2014
Film

‘Under the Skin’ and around the bend of humanity

Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi marvel explores identity from the inside out

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Scarlett Johansson is an alien that dresses itself in a human cloak during a surreal sequence early in Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi marvel Under the Skin.
Wednesday, April 9,2014
Film

Fathers and sons collide in David Gordon Green’s killer ‘Joe’

New Nicolas Cage flick tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Themes of revenge and redemption ultimately take root, revealing themselves in the physical conflicts between Joe and the human threats knocking at his door.
Arts & Culture feature

San Diego filmmakers mine ‘Macbeth’ for ‘Thane of East County’

Holding a brief candle to a locally made modern thriller

Jesse Keller, 36, a graduate of USC’s noted School of Cinematic Arts and whose first film, The Ritual, screened at the 2012 San Diego Film Festival, calls Thane of East County an “ultra-low-budget thriller

By David L. Coddon
Seen Local The Hub Hillcrest Market revamp will include up to 10 new murals AUG 19 | By Kinsee Morlan This week's cover artist, Skye Walker, is the first to complete a piece in the new series
Seen Local North Park’s Positive Space looking for creatives to take it over AUG 18 | By Kinsee Morlan Matthew Cirello hopes to sublet the gallery and keep the art vibe alive in the neighborhood
Arts & Culture feature ‘What more would we gain with an arts council?’ AUG 13 | By Kinsee Morlan Second in a two-part series about how the county does and doesn’t support cultural organizations
There She Goz I broke up like this AUG 11 | By Alex Zaragoza Ending a marriage and seeking realness the non-Beyoncé and Jay Z way
Urban Scout Snackavore’s delight AUG 11 | By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann Vegan cookies, addictive toffee and more treats by SoCal companies
Film ‘Calvary’ meshes a peculiar worldview with bleak dark comedy AUG 12 | By Glenn Heath Jr. John Michael McDonagh crafts another rural western that grapples with questions of faith
Seen Local Optimus Volts' cut-can sculptures demand attention AUG 11 | By Kinsee Morlan Artist's solo show is at Thumbprint Gallery through Sept. 7
No Life Offline

Consulting Max from Netflix

This little asshole of an AI is actually pretty good at recommending stuff to watch

Last year, Netflix debuted Max, an AI feature for Playstation to help you discover new movies and TV shows based on your viewing habits and the star ratings you dish out.

By Dave Maass

Film

The Ken Cinema’s crash course in film history

Classics from the 1960s and ’70s screen for a week

Curated by theater manager Sophia Verbiscar, the series (find details at landmarktheatres.com) consists of nine trendsetting works from two pivotal decades in filmmaking that reflect the political, social and ideological malaise of the times

By Glenn Heath Jr.


The Short List Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection, Ceviche Showdown and Cash'd Out Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection presents a side of the artist that the mainstream masses have likely never seen. 
Theater Professor Higgins presides on Moonlight stage The greatest Broadway musical of all time? My Fair Lady. Hands down.
Film ‘Rich Hill’ personalizes poverty in a small Missouri town Rich Hill very often feels like a classic observational documentary in the vein of Frederick Wiseman's films. 
 

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Outdoor eating, a wine walk, museum mascots and more to check out this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

Digable cookingPicked up a copy of Sunset magazine lately? It's not your parents' Sunset. The publication's been around, like, forever, but several years ago made a serious (and successful) effort to appeal to the cool crowd. Sunset's new cookbook, The Great Outdoors, is just what you'd expect—lovely photos and an eclectic selection of recipes for a range of outdoor cooks (grilled French toast kebabs? Yes, please). On Saturday, Aug. 23, head to Chino Farm (6123 Calzada Del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe) for Summer BBQ Fest, part of the ongoing Good Earth, Great Chefs series of events. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., check out outdoor-cooking demos (solar, charcoal and wood-burning) featuring the cookbook's recipes, food tastings and a chance to shop the farm's amazing produce and pantry items....
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MOPA Remix Nights Aug 21, 2014 Art Each Thursday (with a few exceptions), MOPA will stay open late and feature a mix of entertainment. This week, it's a "Print Photos with Light" night featuring Lumi Inkodye stations and a hosted bar. Read more 4 other events on Thursday, August 21
 
Oblique Intentions Aug 21, 2014 Art The Boehm Gallery teams up with Alexander Salazar Fine Art to present two new shows: Alexis Callender's Everything Has Its Nature and Greg Holden Regan's Seeing Thought Bubbles with Peripheral Vision. There will also be a gallery talk with the artists from 2 to 3 p.m. Read more 4 other events on Thursday, August 21
 
RAW: Allure Aug 21, 2014 Art An arts showcase that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair and makeup artistry, photography and performance. Highlights include fashion from Mint by Noel, film from Ryan Rivera and music from The Verigolds. Read more 4 other events on Thursday, August 21
 
 
 
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