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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Chris Pratt stars as the leader of a ragtag team of space misfits in this thrilling and spot-on sci-fi tale. Read story.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Review: Get On Up

Chadwick Boseman goes way beyond trance-channeling and completely transforms himself into James Brown. Read story.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Review: Wish I Was Here

Zach Braff’s latest feels like Garden State Redux — and not in a good way. Read story.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review: Lucy

Luc Besson’s first head film is unintentionally campy but visually stunning. Read story.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Review: Boyhood

Richard Linklater writes and directs this real-time story about growing up. Read story.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Review: The Purge: Anarchy

This sequel gets under your skin, in spite of its ridiculous premise. Read story.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Director Matt Reeves’s Planet of the Apes sequel is more poetic and carefully structured than its predecessor. Read story.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review: Third Person

Paul (Crash, Million Dollar Baby) writes and directs this problematic tale of three interconnected couples. Read story.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Roger Durling’s Permanent Wave

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is hosting a summer mini-fest full of French cinema. Read story.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Review: Begin Again

The Once writer/director gives us a more-polished version of his breakaway musical hit. Read story.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Review: Tammy

Melissa McCarthy returns to the big screen in this moneymaking romp, cowritten and directed by her husband Ben Falcone. Read story.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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
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