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The Cold War Played Out On An Ice Rink In 'Red Army'

Feb. 27
By Beth Accomando
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The documentary "Red Army" — about Soviet era hockey — arrives in San Diego (opening Feb. 27 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) just as the sport skates back into town. It's a documentary that even non-hockey fans will find riveting.

87th Oscar Show Was Snoozer But 'Birdman,' J. K. Simmons Were Deserving Winners

Feb. 23
By Beth Accomando
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The 87th annual Academy Awards were Sunday night and the top winners were “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” with four awards each. But the show was a rough and bumpy night.

'The Grift' Serves Up Interactive Play At The Lafayette Hotel

Feb. 20
By Beth Accomando and Richard Klein
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If you think going to the theater is a passive activity, think again. Audiences for "The Grift" follow the play through The Lafayette Hotel and are asked to perform tasks along the way.

'What We Do In The Shadows' Sheds Light On Modern Vampire Life

Feb. 20
By Beth Accomando
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If the dry absurd humor of the HBO show "Flight of the Conchords" is to your taste then sink your teeth into "What We Do In The Shadows" (opening Friday at Landmark's Ken Cinema) for a tasty new treat.

Exhibit Unites Humanity Through 45 Questions

Feb. 19
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San Diego's Museum of Photographic arts is celebrating the centennial in Balboa Park with a video exhibition of people and voices from around the world. It's called "7 billion Others."

Midday Movies: Handicapping The 87th Academy Awards

Feb. 19
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The 87th Academy Awards are this Sunday (red carpet begins at 4 p.m.). Vegas oddsmakers have the independent film "Boyhood" as the favorite with the Clint Eastwood war film "American Sniper" as the extreme long shot. Find out what a pair of San Diego film critics think of this year's Oscar race.

FilmOut Screens John Waters' 'Polyester' In Odorama

Feb. 17
By Beth Accomando, Christopher Maue
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John Waters’ film "Polyester" is more than three decades old but it will offend your olfactory senses once again when it screens Wednesday night as part of FilmOut’s monthly film series.

'Kingsman' Delivers Action Etiquette

Feb. 13
By Beth Accomando
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If “50 Shades of Grey” isn’t your cup of tea this Valentine’s weekend, then try “Kingsman: The Secret Service."

Julianne Moore Is Memorable In 'Still Alice'

Feb. 6
By Beth Accomando
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Sometimes science fact is scarier than science fiction. “Still Alice” (opening Friday at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas and Arclight La Jolla) looks to the terrifying reality of Alzheimer’s.

Documentary Recounts A Wisconsin Town's Reaction To A Deadly Hate Crime

Feb. 5
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A documentary about a deadly shooting at a Sikh temple screens in San Diego, and opens up a conversation about how to stop the hate.

The Slow Burn Of 'A Most Violent Year'

Jan. 30
By Beth Accomando
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Against the backdrop of New York City and rising violent crime in 1981, a man tries to build a business empire in “A Most Violent Year” (opening Jan. 30 in select San Diego theaters).

Good Actors Adrift In 'Black Sea'

Jan. 30
By Beth Accomando
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Submarines make for tense, claustrophobic settings and “Black Sea” (opening Friday in select San Diego theaters) takes us on an old Russian sub where plenty can go wrong.

Less Is More With 'Two Days, One Night'

Jan. 30
By Beth Accomando
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Sometimes a foreign film’s wider distribution hinges on whether or not it garners any Academy Awards nominations. "Two Days, One Night" (opening Jan. 30 at Landmark's La Jolla Village Theatres) just secured a best actress nomination and is now finally opening in San Diego. It was worth the wait.

Film 'By Blood' To Open San Diego Black Film Festival

Jan. 28
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"By Blood" chronicles American Indians who are descendents of black slaves as they battle to regain tribal citizenship. The film's west coast premiere takes place Thursday at the San Diego Black Film Festival.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival: What To See

Jan. 22
By Rebecca Romani
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The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, which promises at least one story with a local angle, starts Thursday night at the Museum of Photographic Arts. Here's a rundown of the film schedule.

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