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Podcast Episode 55: Oscar Rants And Raves

Jan. 17
By Beth Accomando
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Cinema Junkie Podcast is back from a holiday break with a three-part show all about the Oscars.

Animated 'Anomalisa' Proves Achingly Human

Jan. 14
By Beth Accomando
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“Anomalisa” (opening Jan. 15 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) just nabbed an Oscar nomination for Best Animated film.

'The Revenant,' 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Lead In Academy Award Nominations

Jan. 14
By Beth Accomando
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The 88th annual Academy Award nominations were announced early Thursday morning with "The Revenant" and "Mad Max: Fury Road" leading a predictable list of nominations. Here's what they got right and wrong.

FilmOut San Diego Screens 'My Own Private Idaho'

Jan. 12
By Beth Accomando
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FilmOut San Diego is hosting a 25th anniversary screening of Gus Van Sant’s innovative take on the Bard, "My Own Private Idaho,” on Wednesday.

Leonardo DiCaprio Hungers For An Oscar In 'The Revenant'

Jan. 8
By Beth Accomando
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Real life frontiersman Hugh Glass gained fame for being attacked by a grizzly and living to tell about it. That legendary tale provides the starting point for the film “The Revenant.”

Jafar Panahi's 'Taxi' Arrives Back In Town

Jan. 8
Rebecca Romani
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Guest Blogger Rebecca Romani says Iranian director Jafar Panahi's "Taxi," made under a government ban, marks a turn in the director's work- and that's a good thing.

Kensington Video Kicks Off Film Series With Leiser Brothers

Jan. 8
By Beth Accomando
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Kensington Video has reopened and is launching a film program to highlight student and experimental work. Owner Guy Hanford is expanding the role his store plays in San Diego’s film community.

Kensington Video Reopens — With Winnie And Juice

Dec. 29
By Angela Carone
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After a brief closure, the popular Kensington Video gives the video rental business another try.

Podcast Episode 54: The Cinema Junkie Awards

Dec. 28
By Beth Accomando
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Awards season is in full swing so it must be time to make a Ten Best List and hand out some awards.

Cinema Junkie Picks 10 Best Films Of 2015

Dec. 28
By Beth Accomando
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This past year saw a new "Star Wars" movie shatter every box office record imaginable. It also saw 70 millimeter film back in cinemas courtesy of Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight," plus a surprisingly diverse array of roles for women. Here are KPBS Cinema Junkie Beth Accomando's picks for the best of 2015.

'Carol' Does Not Have A Hair Out Of Place

Dec. 26
By Beth Accomando
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If you are looking for the perfect cinematic gift this Christmas, may I suggest unwrapping “Carol” at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas.

Some Things To Love About 'The Hateful Eight'

Dec. 24
By Beth Accomando
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Quentin Tarantino’s new western "The Hateful Eight" opens on Christmas Day in 70mm. But it’s the performances and not a resurrected format that make this film worth seeing.

'The Hateful Eight:' What Is A Roadshow?

Dec. 23
By Beth Accomando
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Quentin Tarantino is single-handedly trying bring film — actual projected film — back into cinemas this Christmas with his 70mm roadshow presentation of “The Hateful Eight.” Find out what a roadshow is and where to find it in San Diego.

Podcast Episode 53: Star Wars Road Trip

Dec. 20
By Beth Accomando
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For some, "Star Wars" is a way of life and the arrival of a new movie set in a galaxy far, far away is cause for both great excitement and great concern. A group of "Star Wars" fans rent a van and drive up to Los Angeles for the opening night of "Episode VII: The Force Awakens."

'Youth' Showcases Veteran Stars Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Jane Fonda

Dec. 18
By Beth Accomando
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Believe it or not, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is not the only film opening this weekend. There's not likely to be lines for “Youth” (opening Dec. 18 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas, Arclight La Jolla and the new Angelika Center) but there should be.