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Review: FYF 2014

This year's festival brought big crowds and even bigger logistical woes to L.A.'s Exposition Park. Read story.

Wednesday, August 27, 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: Beauty and Science: the orchid evolves

This elegant exhibition, sure to delight orchid lovers, doubles as a blueprint of the Museum of Natural History’s wide-ranging mission. 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: Rebelution and Iration at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Two of Isla Vista’s hottest reggae expats returned to headline the Bowl on Friday, August 15. Read story.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Review: Oklahoma! at Solvang Festival Theater

PCPA’s production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic is firing on all cylinders. Read story.

Tuesday, August 19, 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

Review: Magic in the Moonlight

Despite its rough start and sour finale, there are some ingenious moments in Woody Allen’s latest period piece. Read story.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Review: The Autobiography of Red at UCSB

This two-person show and collaborative flip-book project reveals a brainy, reticent artistic underground. Read story.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Review: The Hundred-Foot Journey

Lasse (Chocolat) Hallstrom returns to the world of food porn with this tale of culinary culture clash. Read story.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Review: Mermaid’s Tale at the New Vic

A lack of direction and cohesion resulted in big problems for this one-weekend-only production. Read story.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Review: Outside Lands Day Three

Flaming Lips, Tiësto, Lykke Li close out a weekend of music at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Read story.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Review: Academy Festival Orchestra at the Granada Theatre

The Music Academy ended its season with an entire program of modern music on Saturday, August 9. Read story.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Review: Outside Lands Day Two

Haim, Local Natives, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis all performed during Saturday's installment of Outisde Lands 2014. Read story.

Sunday, August 10, 2014
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