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Review: The Blue Room

This stunning, stylish French thriller falls short in its final moments. Read story.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Review: White Bird in a Blizzard

You want Blizzard to spiral out into an Unsolved Mysteries–style suburban whodunnit, but instead we get an hour of confused hardheartedness. Read story.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Awakened World International Film Fest Debuts

This first-ever event is bringing some of Santa Barbara’s stars into the spotlight. Read story.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Review: Fury

Great war movies ride a razor’s edge, the thin line between exhilaration and horror, and this movie does that well. Read story.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review: Last Days in Vietnam

Rory Kennedy’s profusely illustrative documentary makes some sense of the tragic farce that was the Vietnam War. Read story.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: The Judge

The Judge flops in spite of its A-List cast. Read story.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Review: Pride

Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton star in this uplifting film about an unlikely union. Read story.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Review: The Green Prince

WT: Director Nadav Schirman’s documentary uncovers the story of Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of a Hamas leader who spent 10 years spying for the other side. Read story.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Review: Gone Girl

David Fincher’s latest isn’t flashy style like the Coen brothers, but it glows like a dream. Read story.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Review: The Skeleton Twins

Yes, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader can be serious. Unfortunately, this film doesn’t do their chops justice. Read story.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Review: The Boxtrolls

This film should come with one of those board game box stickers, because it really is fun for all ages. Read story.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Wrecking Crew’s Hit Machine

Denny Tedesco’s film screens at the Plaza Playhouse Theater on September 27. Read story.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

SBIFF Announces First 2015 Film, Honorees

The Costeau family will be honored with the Attenborough Award for Excellence in Nature Filmmaking. Read story.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Review: Love Is Strange

Ira Sachs’s quiet little film tackles big questions with a subtle hand. Read story.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Review: A Walk Among the Tombstones

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

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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