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New Fortune Theatre Company Stages Reading Of George Orwell's Class...

New Fortune Theatre Company Stages Reading Of George Orwell's Classic '1984'

March 17
By Beth Accomando

George Orwell wrote his novel "1984" more than six decades ago. But his cautionary tale about Big Brother, Newspeak and historical revisionism is striking a fresh chord today and will be performed this Monday.

Podcast Episode 112: Alejandro G. Iñárritu And Latin Cinema, So Goo...

Podcast Episode 112: Alejandro G. Iñárritu And Latin Cinema, So Good It's Scary

March 17
By Beth Accomando

This week, the 24th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off, and that is a perfect excuse to look at Latin cinema — so good it’s scary.

‘Ruta Madre’ Tells Story Of San Diegan In Search Of His Roots

‘Ruta Madre’ Tells Story Of San Diegan In Search Of His Roots

March 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The film “Ruta Madre” will be screened on opening night of the 24th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival. Mexican actresses Carmen Salinas and Angelica Maria star in the film along with Paulina Gaitan from the Netflix series "Narcos" and comedian Paul Rodriguez.

San Diego Latino Film Festival Celebrates Diversity Through Latin C...

San Diego Latino Film Festival Celebrates Diversity Through Latin Cinema

March 15
By Beth Accomando

The 24th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival returns to Fashion Valley for a celebration of diversity through Latin cinema.

Podcast Episode 111: The Voice Behind 'Samurai Jack'

Podcast Episode 111: The Voice Behind 'Samurai Jack'

March 10
By Beth Accomando

The wait is finally over. After 13 years "Samurai Jack" is back for his fifth and final season and I speak with Phil LaMarr, the voice actor who has brought Jack to life since his debut in 2001.

Kong Proves He Still Has The Star Power To Carry A Movie

Kong Proves He Still Has The Star Power To Carry A Movie

March 8
By Beth Accomando

King Kong made his screen debut back in 1933, and this week he is poised to make a comeback as “Kong: Skull Island” hits screens.

Finally, They Get A Wolverine Film Right

Finally, They Get A Wolverine Film Right

March 3
By Beth Accomando

“Logan,” the designated final chapter in the Wolverine film franchise, opens this weekend and seems poised to set some records for R-rated action films.

'My Life As A Zucchini' May Have Lost The Oscar But Will Win You Over

'My Life As A Zucchini' May Have Lost The Oscar But Will Win You Over

March 3
By Beth Accomando

The French-Swiss co-production “My Life as a Zucchini” lost Best Animated Film to "Zootopia" at this year’s Oscars. But it is a far more complex and rewarding film.

Podcast Episode 110: In Bed With Twisted Twins Jen And Sylvia Soska

Podcast Episode 110: In Bed With Twisted Twins Jen And Sylvia Soska

Feb. 28
By Beth Accomando

February is Women in Horror Month and just before the month closes I want to pay tribute to some wickedly talented filmmakers, Jen and Sylvia Soska and their second feature, "American Mary."

The 89th Annual Oscars End With More Drama Than A Hollywood Movie

The 89th Annual Oscars End With More Drama Than A Hollywood Movie

Feb. 27
By Beth Accomando

The 89th Academy Awards concluded last night with a dramatic mix-up that initially awarded the Best Picture Oscar to "La La Land" and moments later took it back to give it to "Moonlight."

'A United Kingdom' Looks To The True Story Of An African King And H...

'A United Kingdom' Looks To The True Story Of An African King And His British Bride

Feb. 23
By Beth Accomando

The new film “A United Kingdom” (opening Feb. 24 at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas and Arclight La Jolla) turns to a true story about an African king and his British bride. Director Amma Asante talks about the appeal of using history as source material.

Politics And The Academy Awards

Politics And The Academy Awards

Feb. 23
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh

The 89th annual Academy Awards are this Sunday and politics of one sort or another are likely to be on display as are the most diverse group of acting nominees.

Comic Fest Moves To New Location For Fifth Year

Comic Fest Moves To New Location For Fifth Year

Feb. 17
By Beth Accomando

Comic Fest bills itself as the “friendly, intimate Comic-Con experience," and it is back for a fifth year at the new location of Four Points by Sheraton on Aero Drive.

Pickwick Players Stage 'To Kill A Mockingbird' In Santee

Pickwick Players Stage 'To Kill A Mockingbird' In Santee

Feb. 16
By Beth Accomando

Back in August Pickwick Players decided that they would put on “To Kill A Mockingbird” in February during Black History Month. The play proves even more resonant now in light of how polarizing politics have become.

Celebrating Women In Horror Month With 'The Monster'

Celebrating Women In Horror Month With 'The Monster'

Feb. 15
By Beth Accomando

February is Women in Horror Month, and I want to highlight a recent film that might have gotten lost in the shuffle: “The Monster.” It is not directed by a woman, but it features two strong female leads and key women crew.

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