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Comic Fest Moves To New Location For Fifth Year

Comic Fest Moves To New Location For Fifth Year

Feb. 17
By Beth Accomando

Comic Fest bills itself as the “friendly, intimate Comic-Con experience," and it is back for a fifth year at the new location of Four Points by Sheraton on Aero Drive.

Pickwick Players Stage 'To Kill A Mockingbird' In Santee

Pickwick Players Stage 'To Kill A Mockingbird' In Santee

Feb. 16
By Beth Accomando

Back in August Pickwick Players decided that they would put on “To Kill A Mockingbird” in February during Black History Month. The play proves even more resonant now in light of how polarizing politics have become.

Celebrating Women In Horror Month With 'The Monster'

Celebrating Women In Horror Month With 'The Monster'

Feb. 15
By Beth Accomando

February is Women in Horror Month, and I want to highlight a recent film that might have gotten lost in the shuffle: “The Monster.” It is not directed by a woman, but it features two strong female leads and key women crew.

Podcast Episode 109: Chad Stahelski And 'John Wick 2' Raise The Bar...

Podcast Episode 109: Chad Stahelski And 'John Wick 2' Raise The Bar On American Action

Feb. 11
By Beth Accomando

With "John Wick: Chapter 2," stuntman-turned-director Chad Stahelski proves that he knows what's best for American action films.

'John Wick: Chapter 2' Raises The Bar On American Action

'John Wick: Chapter 2' Raises The Bar On American Action

Feb. 10
By Beth Accomando

In 2014 Keanu Reeves scored a surprise hit with "John Wick." Now he’s back with "John Wick: Chapter 2" (opening throughout San Diego on Feb. 10), a sequel that ups the ante on the action.

Oscar-Nominated 'I Am Not Your Negro' Opens In San Diego

Oscar-Nominated 'I Am Not Your Negro' Opens In San Diego

Feb. 10
By Beth Accomando

Raoul Peck’s "I Am Not Your Negro" just received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary and it opens at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas Friday.

Playhouse's 'Freaky Friday' Adds Musical Spin To Tale Of Swapping I...

Playhouse's 'Freaky Friday' Adds Musical Spin To Tale Of Swapping Identities

Feb. 2
By Beth Accomando

Christopher Ashley is celebrating his 10th year as artistic director of the La Jolla Playhouse, and he is kicking off the new year by directing a musical adaptation of “Freaky Friday.”

San Diego Jewish Film Festival Kicks Off 27th Year

San Diego Jewish Film Festival Kicks Off 27th Year

Feb. 9
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Jewish Film Festival kicks off its 27th year Thursday night with the San Diego Premiere of "On the Map," about the 1977 Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team that became “the team of the nation” when they brought the first European Cup to Israel by beating the four-time defending champions, the Soviet Red Army team.

Podcast Episode 108: James Baldwin And 'I Am Not Your Negro'

Podcast Episode 108: James Baldwin And 'I Am Not Your Negro'

Feb. 8
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie podcast celebrates Black History Month by speaking with filmmaker Raoul Peck about his Oscar-nominated documentary, "I Am Not Your Negro" (opening Feb. 10 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas), based on the writings of James Baldwin.

Border Film Week Goes To Tijuana

Border Film Week Goes To Tijuana

Feb. 7
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The 11th annual Border Film Week returns Tuesday with four days of film screenings and panel discussions in San Diego and Tijuana.

New Documentary Pays Tribute To Japanese Actor Toshiro Mifune

New Documentary Pays Tribute To Japanese Actor Toshiro Mifune

Feb. 3
By Beth Accomando

The documentary "Mifune: The Last Samurai" played at the San Diego Asian Film Festival last year. Now it gets a theatrical engagement at Landmark's Ken Cinema.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Returns To MOPA

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Returns To MOPA

Feb. 1
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The festival, which shines a light on abuses happening around the world through film, returns for the seventh year to Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. It runs Friday-Sunday.

Podcast Episode 107: ACE Editors Discuss The Art Of Editing

Podcast Episode 107: ACE Editors Discuss The Art Of Editing

Jan. 31
By Beth Accomando

Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker and Emmy-winning editor Janet Ashikaga received Career Achievement Honors at the American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Awards. They talk about the art of editing.

'Autopsy Of Jane Doe' Reveals Killer Talent

'Autopsy Of Jane Doe' Reveals Killer Talent

Jan. 26
By Beth Accomando

“The Autopsy of Jane Doe” made my 2016 Top 10 List so I’m thrilled it will now open in San Diego on Jan. 27 at Digital Gym Cinema.

Podcast Episode 106: Paying Tribute To John Carpenter

Podcast Episode 106: Paying Tribute To John Carpenter

Jan. 20
By Beth Accomando

John Carpenter celebrated his 69th birthday on Jan. 16 so it is the perfect time to pay tribute to the filmmaker and launch a film series dedicated to his work.