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Sink Your Teeth Into A Pair Of Draculas

March 12
By Beth Accomando
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You are not seeing double but this month the Film Geeks at the Digital Gym Cinema present two "Draculas," both made in 1931 by Universal Pictures.

Big Changes At 22nd Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival

March 11
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh
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The 22nd annual San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off Thursday at the AMC Fashion Valley Theaters. The festival has a new home base and some new programmers at the helm, so change is in the air.

San Diego Film Awards Will Be Handed Out Saturday

March 6
By Beth Accomando
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The second annual San Diego Film Awards attracted 200 entries, and 40 awards will given out Saturday at the Horton Grand Theatre.

'The Salvation' Serves Up Eye For An Eye Retribution

March 6
By Beth Accomando
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The western is a classically American genre, but the Italians tackled it with gusto in the 1960s and last year we saw the first Austrian western. This weekend you can enjoy "The Salvation" (opening March 6 at Landmark's Ken Cinema), a Danish take on the American standard.

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
Midday Edition
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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
Midday Edition
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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).