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Reading of Terror! Apr 25, 2015 An evening of readings from States of Terror Vol. 1 featuring Ryan Bradford, Hanna Tawater, Rachel Taylor, Jim Ruland, Julia Evans, and more. 103 other events on Saturday, April 25
 
Cocktail Tales
Jackson Milgaten incorporates classics and finds from his travels
Seen Local
The second in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund
Nibbles | Food & drink
MEAT San Diego event with Dona Esthela and Javier Plascencia
North Fork
Popular Carlsbad spot has its own farm
Well, That Was Awkward
Local cat dad indulges feline feelings at San Diego's first kitty coffee shop

 

 
 
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Tuesday, January 6,2015
Film

The sandy, sunny magnitude of ‘Inherent Vice’

Paul Thomas Anderson’s fascinating adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s book is funny, whimsical and rewarding

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Inherent Vice doesn’t condone revenge or rebellion. It suggests, rather bravely, that redemption and friendship hold more weight than money and influence.
Tuesday, January 6,2015
Film

‘Selma’ provides a window into the past and a mirror to our present

MLK biopic starring David Oyelowo tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Of all the films vying for Oscars next month, Ava DuVernay's Selma remains the most important, and not simply because its subject matter reflects many of the incendiary debates about race still raging today.
Monday, December 29,2014
Film

The best films of 2014

Year’s great achievements in cinema reflect ongoing unrest, protest and emotional discontent

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Every December, I hear dismissive complaints from fellow writers that it was a bad year for movies. Nothing could have been further from the truth in 2014.
Monday, December 29,2014
Film

On screen this week

Here are the openings and other showings going on in San Diego

By Glenn Heath Jr.

Opening: Born to be Wild: Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary examines the amazing bond between humans and animals, including elephants and orangutans.

Monday, December 22,2014
Film

’Tis the season for biopics

‘The Imitation Game,’ ‘Big Eyes’ and ‘Unbroken’ all bring true stories to the big screen, with varying degrees of success

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Those searching for a cinematic distraction this Christmas will have plenty of options, especially if you’re a fan of the well-meaning biopic.
Monday, December 22,2014
Film

Slim cinematic pickin’s

Here are the few movies that are screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Into the Woods: Beware the Wolf, Sondheim. Beware the Wolf. Plus the few movies that are screening around town
Tuesday, December 16,2014
Film

In a word, ‘The Babadook’ is terrifying

Jennifer Kent’s brilliant horror film will give you goose bumps

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The Babadook is a brilliant Australian horror film that marks the staggeringly assured debut of Jennifer Kent, a writer and director keenly interested in how themes of trauma and loneliness fester within the daily routines of parenting.
Tuesday, December 16,2014
Film

‘The Hobbit’ trilogy ends in a blaze of glory

Peter Jackson’s final Middle Earth chapter leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The clash between mythology and identity defines both Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy and his (some say unnecessary) trifecta of Hobbit films
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.
 
 
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