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Gangsters and Geniuses Mar 28, 2015 A group show centered around the theme of gangsters and geniuses (and those that overlap), featuring work from Jaclyn Rose Embroidery, Coulter Jacobs, and more. 69 other events on Saturday, March 28
 
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Abderrahmane Sissako’s Oscar-nominated film tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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Tuesday, December 9,2014
Film

‘Wild’ takes Reese Witherspoon into the woods

New biopic about Cheryl Strayed is a melancholy, thorny look at isolation and redemption

By Glenn Heath Jr.
If you’ve spent any prolonged time outdoors, sequestered from the incessant buzzing of man-made noise, Jean-Marc Vallée’s Wild offers a lovely reminder of nature’s remedying effect. Based on th
Tuesday, December 9,2014
Film

‘Exodus: Gods and Men’ super sizes the story of Moses

Ridley Scott epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Lumbering and garish, Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings amps up the eye shadow and tones down the subtly to super-size the story of Moses.
Tuesday, December 2,2014
Film

‘Diplomacy’ goes behind the scenes of a major historical moment

Drama by Volker Schlöndorff stars two acting titans squaring off with words of war

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Much of Diplomacy tensely traverses the slippery slope dividing rationality and manipulation. 
Tuesday, December 2,2014
Film

Collection of war films redefines the home front

San Diego Public Library series leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
As the ongoing violence in Afghanistan and Iraq evolves in complexity, it's important to remember how the consequences of war ripple beyond the front lines and define the personal legacies of those involved.
Tuesday, November 25,2014
Film

‘The Homesman’ gives the reins to complex female characters

Tommy Lee Jones’ striking western is visually lush, melodic and thematically relevant

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman stands out as a strange and eccentric western that merits viewing on the biggest screen possible. 
Tuesday, November 25,2014
Film

Matthew VanDyke searches for purpose in “Point and Shoot”

New documentary about masculinity and war leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Marshall Curry's Point and Shoot tells the complex and serpentine story of Matthew VanDyke, an American filmmaker-turned-revolutionary who spent more than five months in a Libyan jail.
Wednesday, November 19,2014
Film

‘Foxcatcher’ tells an icy, brooding true-crime story

Mark Ruffalo is astonishing in Bennett Miller’s humorless sports film

By Glenn Heath Jr.
There’s nothing warm about Foxcatcher. Bennett Miller’s humorless true-crime story exists solely in a frigid state where brooding male characters crave justification from the world around them.
Wednesday, November 19,2014
Film

‘The Better Angels’ is a Colonial Calvin Klein ad

Arty Abraham Lincoln biopic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Having worked as an editor on To the Wonder, director A.J. Edwards seemingly adopted (or perhaps stole) the Terrence Malick touch for The Better Angels.
Tuesday, November 11,2014
Film

‘Rosewater’ takes aim at blind fundamentalism

Jon Stewart’s directorial debut unsuccessfully blends comedy and drama in a story of imprisoned journalist

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Rosewater—which opens Friday, Nov. 14—attempts to blur the line between genres, impressions and versions of the truth.
Tuesday, November 11,2014
Film

‘The Theory of Everything’ amounts to very little

Stephen Hawking biopic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The Theory of Everything is so stylistically safe and toothless that one must question why it exists at all, other than to provide a tasty opportunity for audiences to get hooked by Oscar bait.
 
 
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