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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, July 15,2014
Film

The insane sincerity of ‘Wish I Was Here’

Zach Braff’s precious new dramedy leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
 Zach Braff means well. I truly believe that. How else can one rationalize the actor-turned-filmmaker’s insanely sincere view of the world. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions. 
Tuesday, July 15,2014
Film

Richard Linklater and ‘Boyhood’

Writer and director of epic new movie talks family, parenting and coming-of-age

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Richard Linklater’s new film, Boyhood, captures the reverie and conflict of never-ending growth. It’s an epic coming-of-age film about family, parenting, longing, desire, confusion, joy and memory.
Tuesday, July 8,2014
Film

‘Coherence’ tackles the horror of not knowing oneself

James Ward Byrkit’s sci-fi movie is clever, tenacious and deeply unsettling

By Glenn Heath Jr.
It might not seem like it at first, but Coherence works deftly within the science-fiction genre where time remains a fluid concept.
Tuesday, July 8,2014
Film

‘Venus in Fur’ and the manipulative power of performance art

New Roman Polanski flick leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) appears out of nowhere, born from thunder and lighting in the stormy opening moments of Venus in Fur.
Tuesday, July 1,2014
Film

‘Snowpiercer’ envisions a new ice age of revolt and redemption

Bong Joon-ho’s English-language debut propels with reckless abandon

By Glenn Heath Jr.
In Snowpiercer, a self-sustaining high-speed train carries what's left of the world's population on a track that spans the length of the globe.
Tuesday, July 1,2014
Film

‘Life Itself’: a superb portrait of Roger Ebert

Documentary about the famous film critic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Life Itself is about the man, not the legend. In 2006, Ebert lost the ability to speak after having surgery on his jaw to remove cancerous tissue.
Tuesday, June 24,2014
Film

‘Third Person’ mistakes cliché for profundity

Paul Haggis’ awful melodrama is unintentionally hilarious

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Paul Haggis' Third Person is the comedy of the year. There's only one problem: It's supposed to be a deathly serious tragedy that ponders the interconnectedness of memory and expression.
Tuesday, June 24,2014
Film

‘Korengal’ wages war with itself

Combat documentary set in Afghanistan tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Using first-person interviews and hours of footage shot amid firefights and boring downtime, the two filmmakers created a portrait of modern warfare sans flag-waving and political rhetoric.
Tuesday, June 17,2014
Film

‘The Rover’ hunts for purpose in an Earthly wasteland

David Michôd’s nomadic road film paints a dire picture of humanity post-collapse

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Set in the never-ending Australian outback 10 years after civilization went kaput, The Rover equates loneliness to godliness through the character of Eric (Guy Pearce), a bearded nomad with nothing more than a car to his name.
Tuesday, June 17,2014
Film

‘Obvious Child’ and the comedy of sadness

Brooklyn-set indie leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Obvious Child—which opens Friday, June 20, at Hillcrest Cinemas—never claims authority when it comes to the prickly war over abortion. 
 
 
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