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'Hail, Caesar!' Delivers Screwball Comedy And More

Feb. 5
By Beth Accomando
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A Coen Brothers film is always something to look forward to and "Hail, Caesar!" (opening this weekend in select theaters) is no exception.

Podcast Episode 59: The Self-Aware Zombie

Feb. 5
By Beth Accomando
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With "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" reanimating on screens this weekend, the time seems ripe to speak with Doctor of the Dead Arnold T. Blumberg about a recent strain of the undead — the self-aware zombie.

San Diego Jewish Film Festival Launches 26th Year With South African Drama

Feb. 4
By Beth Accomando
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The 26th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival opens Thursday night with the U.S. premiere of the South African drama "The Price of Sugar." Here are some highlights.

San Diego Film Industry Focus Of New KPBS Series

Feb. 2
Midday Edition
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The new six-part television series "FILM INDIEGO" airs Thursdays on KPBS TV.

Podcast Episode 58: Under-Appreciated Black Directors

Jan. 29
By Beth Accomando
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On the heels of Oscar snubbing black actors and filmmakers again, and on the eve of Black History Month, Cinema Junkie sits down with a pair of black San Diego independent filmmakers to talk about some under-appreciated African-American directors whose works are worth seeking out.

'45 Years' Looks To Marriage On The Rocks

Jan. 29
By Beth Accomando
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Charlotte Rampling received a best actress Oscar nomination for "45 Years" (opening Jan. 29 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas, Arclight La Jolla, and Angelika Center). The performance is award-worthy but the actress’ response to the outcry over the all-white nominees may have killed her chances of winning.

Preview: San Diego Black Film Festival

Jan. 27
By Beth Accomando
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This year’s San Diego Black Film Festival arrives amidst public outcry over another year of very white Academy Award nominations. But the festival highlights the diversity of black filmmaking.

San Diego Black Film Festival Opens This Week

Jan. 27
Midday Edition
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With more than a hundred films — documentaries, shorts, feature films — showing over five days, the San Diego Black Film Festival is a vital venue for filmmakers and actors to tell stories about the black experience.

William Shatner Brings One-Man Show to San Diego

Jan. 27
By Angela Carone
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"Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It" runs for one night only, Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego.

Podcast Episode 57: San Diego Black Film Festival

Jan. 26
By Beth Accomando
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The San Diego Black Film Festival reveals the diversity of contemporary black filmmaking.

Dame Maggie Smith Finds 'Vagabond Nobility' In 'Lady In The Van'

Jan. 22
By Beth Accomando
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“Lady in the Van” tells the “mostly true story” of playwright Alan Bennett’s odd relationship with a homeless woman who camped out on his driveway for 15 years.

Podcast Episode 56: The Black Panthers And Oscar Boycott

Jan. 21
By Beth Accomando
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The screening of a documentary about the Black Panthers at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival this weekend seems oddly appropriate on the heels of the very white Academy Award nominations. Would the Black Panthers be boycotting the Oscars?

Developers Map Out San Diego Waterfront Hotel Plan

Jan. 21
By City News Service, Steve Walsh
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The leaseholders of a site next to the San Diego Convention Center announced they've submitted plans for two hotels.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Uses Documentaries To Stir Awareness

Jan. 20
By Beth Accomando
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The Human Rights Watch Film Festival kicks off its sixth year and four days of films at the Museum of Photographic Arts on Jan. 21.

Comics Give 'Terminator 2' Live Table Read

Jan. 19
By Beth Accomando
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Are you in the mood for a movie? How about an action film that’s free but in a bar and with the roles read by comedians? Get ready for "Tabled: Terminator 2."

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