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Sunken Garden Movies Are Back

UCSB Arts & Lectures is bringing some of cinema’s greatest silents to the Santa Barbara Courthouse. Read story.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction

This new installment nicely highlights everything wrong with Michael Bay’s moviemaking. Read story.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Review: Think Like a Man Too

Think Like a Man Too is a speed demon of a rom-com that refuses to leave its audience bored for a millisecond. Read story.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Review: Jersey Boys

Corny as it may be, this is one of the better examples of the often tawdry music biopic. Read story.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Will Eubank’s The Signal Rethinks the Summer Blockbuster

The Santa Ynez High School alum cowrites and directs this sci-fi thriller, starring Laurence Fishburne. Read story.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Review: The Signal

Santa Ynez filmmaker William Eubank cowrites and directs this stunning sci-fi thriller about space, love, and human vulnerability. Read story.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Review: Chinese Puzzle

Writer/director Cédric Klapisch’s final installment in his trilogy is a fun-loving romp with an identity crisis. Read story.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Review: Edge of Tomorrow

This film's script twists around like its aliens, and it’s all visually arresting. Read story.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Review: Words and Pictures

Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche seem sexier debating aesthetic issues in front of students than when making out in a waterfront art studio. Read story.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Review: The Fault in Our Stars

John Green’s best-selling young-adult novel has been turned into a film that lives up to its source material. Read story.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Review: The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine deliver a jumbled murder mystery based on some wonderfully bizarre real-life events. Read story.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Review: Maleficent

This movie’s dimwitted concept mimics the same urge that created the long-running Broadway hit Wicked. Read story.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Review: Ida

The outcome of this spiritual odyssey is nowhere near as interesting as the scenes that director Pawel Pawlikowski creates. Read story.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Like all cool old Marvel Comics, Future Past leaves you wishing for a time machine to find out what wonders the future might hold. Read story.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Review: The Immigrant

Marion Cotillard steals the show in this period piece about a woman who falls prey to two men following her arrival at Ellis Island. Read story.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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