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Review: A Walk Among the Tombstones

Scott Frank’s latest thriller is an exercise in squandered potential. Read story.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

David Bowie Is: A Retrospective Oddity

The documentary about the acclaimed Bowie exhibit screens worldwide on Tuesday, September 23. Read story.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Review: Thundercloud

Talon Clemow writes, directs, and films this complex surfing story about the famed Cloudbreak waves of 2012. Read story.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Review: The Drop

Tom Hardy steals scenes in this crime drama penned by Dennis Lehane. Read story.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Big Plans for 10th Anniversary of Sideways

There will be a free September 28 screening of the award-winning film about Santa Barbara wine country. Read story.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Review: A Summer’s Tale

Like a French Richard Linklater, writer/director Eric Rohmer knows how to make profound statements out of the seemingly mundane. Read story.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Review: The Identical

The trouble with The Identical is that it has an agenda that makes it impossible to explore the inspired premise with all its dramatic possibilities. Read story.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Review: As Above, So Below

The shaky-cam tactic doesn’t destroy this creepy underground adventure, but it doesn’t help it, either. Read story.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Review: The Last of Robin Hood

Kevin Kline shines as the notorious Hollywood lothario in his final days. Read story.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Review: Frank

Frank is the bittersweet monument that contemporary rock deserves. Read story.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Review: If I Stay

Chloë Grace Moretz gives a strong performance as a teen caught in between life and death. Read story.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Review: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

This is a gorgeous, decadent film, especially seen in 3D, but the story is too simplistic to get lost in. Read story.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Review: Le Chef

Daniel Cohen cowrites and directs this French live-action take on the Ratatouille tale. Read story.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Review: Calvary

Writer/director John Michael McDonagh gives us a tense mystery that asks a lot of tough questions about sin, redemption, and forgiveness. Read story.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Review: The Giver

The long-awaited film based on Lois Lowry’s novel struggles through its big-screen reinvention. Read story.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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