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Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra Aug 27, 2014 Liebert has sold millions of records across the globe and is known as a skilled practitioner of contemporary flamenco guitar with lots of textures, contrasting traditional and electric instruments. 62 other events on Wednesday, August 27
 
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Wednesday, May 1,2013
Film

Summer movie season in San Diego

‘Iron Man 3’ and the rest of the midyear films—both big and little—lead our rundown of stuff screening around town

By Anders Wright
As usual, there’s no shortage of sequels and remakes (Star Trek into Darness, Fast and Furious 6, The Hangover Part III, The Wolverine, Man of Steel, Kick-Ass 2, Dirty Dancing, Despicable Me 2, Monsters University, etc.), but there’s also a couple of original big-budget movies I’m looking forward to.
Wednesday, May 1,2013
Film

Director Ramin Bahrani plows the wrong field

After three terrific films, let’s hope in ‘At Any Price’ is just a misstep

By Anders Wright
Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani has made several excellent features about people of color living on the fringes of the American dream. Thing is, it may not be the version of the American dream you’re used to.
Tuesday, April 23,2013
Film

‘Graceland’ is a different sort of ‘Taken’

Filipino kidnap thriller leads our list of all the movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
Filipino films rarely see the inside of a San Diego theater. That makes the kidnap thriller Graceland, opening Friday, April 26, at Reading Gaslamp Cinemas, notable enough.
Tuesday, April 23,2013
Film

Matthew McConaughey is terrific in ‘Mud’

New movie from Jeff Nichols is a violent, emotional Southern Gothic

By Anders Wright
What's happened to Matthew McConaughey? Usually when you ask that question about an actor, it's because he's sold out, opting for facile studio pictures over the interesting, artistically appealing
Wednesday, April 17,2013
Film

‘Comrade Kim’ shows North Korea through its own lens

San Diego Asian Film Festival’s Spring Showcase tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
Comrade Kim Goes Flying is a North Korean feature film that has to be seen to be believed, especially considering the current political climate. Like Linsanity, it's a follow-your-dreams, never-give-up movie.
Wednesday, April 17,2013
Film

Putting the ‘art’ in ‘art house’

Terrence Malick’s ‘To the Wonder’ is less accessible than his last movie

By Anders Wright
This much is certain: If you hated The Tree of LifeTo the Wonder is not for you.
Wednesday, April 10,2013
Film

‘Room 237’ geeks out on ‘The Shining’

Documentary on Kubrick’s classic horror film leads our coverage of movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
There are plenty of cinephiles, me included, who revere Stanley Kubrick as a visionary director whose body of work is unique and can’t be equaled. He’s made several masterpieces, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange.
Wednesday, April 10,2013
Film

Danny Boyle’s new film, ‘Trance,’ is a hypno-thriller

You’ll start to wonder just who’s head you’re in

By Anders Wright
At the end of Trance, director Danny Boyle’s new movie, you may feel inclined to dismiss it as a neatly packaged thriller whose twists and turns are all straightened out in the final moments.
Wednesday, April 3,2013
Film

Digital Gym takes in a ‘Hipster’

Destin Daniel Cretton’s feature leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
Cretton’s movie I Am Not a Hipster will open at Digital Gym on Friday, April 5. The film, shot in and around San Diego, has screened here several times, but I think this is its first theatrical run.
Wednesday, April 3,2013
Film

Chris O’Dowd is the key to ‘The Sapphires’

San Diego Film Festival opening-night movie lands in theaters

By Anders Wright
The Irish comic actor Chris O’Dowd, who became known to American audiences when he played the love interest opposite Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids, had quite a showing at last year’s San Diego Film Festival.
 
 
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