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In Terrence Malick’s harrowing new WWII drama, “A Hidden Life,” the majestic green valleys and epic mountain ranges of Radegund provide an epic natural backdrop for the internal struggle of conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter (played by August Diehl). During the Nazi occupation of Aust…

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‘63 Up’ continues legacy of Paul Almond’s films

Trey Edwards Shults seems to think that life exists only in a heightened state of anxiety. Even though his 2015 debut, “Krisha,” takes place in suburbia, it might as well be a combat film; what should be a hopeful reunion between one woman and her estranged family turns into a holiday massac…

When Jason Mewes brings his costar Kevin Smith to the Balboa Theatre on Wednesday, December 4 for the “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow,” he hopes for one thing—to be entertaining.

Looking back, Disney supervising animator Justin Sklar says his team would not have been able pull off its work on “Frozen II” when the first film was released six years ago.

The comparisons that have been made between Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” and Robert Benton’s 1979 film “Kramer vs. Kramer” aren’t without merit. From certain plot elements right down to the posters, the films bare some resemblance.

Time waits for no gangster. At the beginning of Martin Scorsese’s colossal new film “The Irishman,” aged mob hitman Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) has already learned this lesson. But that doesn’t stop him from reminiscing about a life that went from being a blue-collar ex-G.I. to one of the…

Ira Sachs makes films that are quiet only on the surface. Daily routine and committed long-term relationships wrap his bourgeois characters up in what feels like a blanket of normalcy. But internal storms of doubt and jealousy always rage, threatening to penetrate the façade and reveal more …

When Jonny Santana heard about the Parkland shooting, he was overwhelmed with emotion. His politically minded friends who, like him, had just graduated from Otay Ranch High School, were joining rallies and pushing for the government to do something about gun control.

Yoav (Tom Mercier) arrives in Paris seemingly out of thin air, like some nomadic ghost searching for a place to haunt. In the phantasmal opening sequence of “Synonyms,” he breaks into an abandoned apartment, strips naked and takes a cold shower. Upon exiting the bathroom, his clothes have my…