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January Noir Book Of The Month Club: 'The Maltese Falcon'

January Noir Book Of The Month Club: 'The Maltese Falcon'

Jan. 19
D.A. Kolodenko

The Noir Book of the Month Club officially launches with Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon" and a guest blog by D.A. Kolodenko.

'Phantom Thread' Weaves A Unique Love Story

'Phantom Thread' Weaves A Unique Love Story

Jan. 18
By Beth Accomando

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis claims that once again he plans to retire from acting. If that’s true then “Phantom Thread” is a beautiful film to end a career on.

Spielberg's 'The Post' Tells The Story Of The Pentagon Pa...

Spielberg's 'The Post' Tells The Story Of The Pentagon Papers

Jan. 15
By Beth Accomando

“The Post” opened this weekend in San Diego. The new Steven Spielberg film looks to the story of Katherine Graham, the first female newspaper publisher, and the Washington Post as it attempts to publish the Pentagon Papers. Actor Bob Odenkirk talks about playing Ben Bagdikian, a reporter who was key in breaking the story.

Podcast Episode 134: TCM's Eddie Muller On All Things Noir

Podcast Episode 134: TCM's Eddie Muller On All Things Noir

Jan. 13
By Beth Accomando

Noirchaelogist, Czar of noir, host of TCM's Noir Alley, founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation... whatever title you want to refer to him by, Eddie Muller is simply the man to go to when you want to know anything about film noir.

Introducing The Noir Book Of The Month Club

Introducing The Noir Book Of The Month Club

Jan. 9
D.A. Kolodenko

Guest blogger D.A. Kolodenko introduces the Film Noir Book of the Month Club. This will be a monthly column exploring the literary roots of the movies screening as part of Films Geeks SD’s Noir on the Boulevard year-long series at Digital Gym Cinema. The series was co-curated by KPBS Cinema Junkie Beth Accomando.

A Pair Of Documentaries Are Worth Checking Out This Weekend

A Pair Of Documentaries Are Worth Checking Out This Weekend

Jan. 5
By Beth Accomando

Two very different but wonderfully compelling and entertaining documentaries are available to watch this weekend.

'Molly's Game' Deals A Winning Hand

'Molly's Game' Deals A Winning Hand

Dec. 29, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Aaron Sorkin created TV’s "West Wing" and "The Newsroom," and won an Oscar for his script for "The Social Network." Now he makes his feature film directing debut with "Molly’s Game."

Little Fish Holds Comic Savvy On Friday

Little Fish Holds Comic Savvy On Friday

Dec. 28, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Little Fish Comic Book Studio on El Cajon Boulevard likes to think of itself as an ambassador for comic books. You can find out what that means on Friday when the studio holds a Comic Savvy.

Top Ten Films Of 2017

Top Ten Films Of 2017

Dec. 28, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The year is coming to a close and award nominations are rolling in. Some films like "Dunkirk," "The Post" and "Call Me By Your Name" are already looking like clear contenders for an Oscar nod. KPBS Cinema Junkie Beth Accomando has her own choices for the best of 2017.

Podcast Episode 133: Horror Movies As Spiritual Practice

Podcast Episode 133: Horror Movies As Spiritual Practice

Dec. 22, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The holidays are upon us so what better time to think about spirituality. For some, movie theaters are like churches and the movies they screen can teach about how to live life.

Film Critics Discuss What's Coming Out For The Holidays

Film Critics Discuss What's Coming Out For The Holidays

Dec. 18, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh

From box-office hit "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" to coming of age love story in "Call Me By Your Name," film critics give their take on the best holiday releases this year.

Spoiler-Free Fan Reaction To 'The Last Jedi'

Spoiler-Free Fan Reaction To 'The Last Jedi'

Dec. 14, 2017
By Beth Accomando

A spoiler-free fan reaction to “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which officially opens on Dec. 15 but with early shows on Thursday (many of which are sold out).

Podcast 132: Revisiting David Cronenberg's 'Crash'

Podcast 132: Revisiting David Cronenberg's 'Crash'

Dec. 8, 2017
By Beth Accomando

For this podcast, Arts & Culture Reporter Beth Accomando turns to her archives for an interview with David Cronenberg about his 1996 film "Crash," adapted from J.G. Ballard's controversial 1973 novel revolving around people with symphorophilia, in this case, car-crash sexual fetishism.

Guillermo Del Toro Returns To Form With 'The Shape Of Water'

Guillermo Del Toro Returns To Form With 'The Shape Of Water'

Dec. 7, 2017
By Beth Accomando

“The Shape of Water” just garnered 14 Broadcast Film Critic nominations, and this weekend you can finally enjoy the film for yourself.

Comedian Herbert Siguenza On His Role In Pixar’s ‘Coco’

Comedian Herbert Siguenza On His Role In Pixar’s ‘Coco’

Nov. 30, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Siguenza served as one of several Latino cultural advisors who worked on Pixar's animated film inspired by Día de los Muertos. He is also part of the film's voice cast.