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IMAX Underwater Documentary Features San Diego Filmmakers

Feb. 17
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San Diego is home to surf, sand and sun. So it's no surprise that some very talented underwater filmmakers call San Diego home as well. San Diego filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall join us to discuss the making of the documentary "Journey to the South Pacific," an IMAX adventure playing at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

Review/Interview: 'We Are What We Are'

Feb. 14
By Beth Accomando
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“We Are What We Are” made my 10 Best List for 2013. But the only way to get the film screened in San Diego was to track it down and get the Digital Gym Cinema to run it for one night (screening once only at 9 p.m. on Feb. 15).

Rebuilding San Diego's African American Museum Of Fine Art

Feb. 11
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For more than 10 years, San Diego's African American Museum of Fine Art was nearly non-existent until now. The museum has a new home and new leadership.

Review: 'The Monuments Men'

Feb. 7
By Beth Accomando
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If you like George Clooney and friends in the “Ocean's” films then you will enjoy “The Monuments Men” (opened February 7 throughout San Diego). But if you liked the documentary “The Rape of Europa,” then this Hollywood fluff will leave you annoyed.

Preview: San Diego Jewish Film Festival

Feb. 7
By Beth Accomando
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The 24th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival kicked off Thursday night to a full house. Here's a preview of what's to come.

Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker At The Margins

Jan. 30
Miguel Rodriguez, Guest Blogger
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Last week author Noah Isenberg and Arianne Ulmer Cipes came to D.G. Wills Books in La Jolla to talk about iconoclastic director Edgar G. Ulmer. Guest blogger Miguel Rodriguez took the opportunity to interview them about an underappreciated filmmaker.

Behind The Scenes: San Diego Opera's 'Pagliacci'

Jan. 24
Evening Edition
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San Diego Opera kicks off its 2014 season this weekend with “Pagliacci" (at the Civic Theater) and the story plays out like a classic horror film.

Preview: Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Jan. 23
By Beth Accomando
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Human Rights Watch wants to use film to make a difference in the world. The organization’s film festival returns to the Museum of Photographic Arts tonight for the fourth year.  

Review: 'The Great Beauty' ('La Grande Bellezza')

Jan. 16
By Beth Accomando
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Italy’s "The Great Beauty” ("La Grande Bellezza") just received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. It begins a one-week run at Landmark's Ken Cinema on Jan. 17.

Oscar Nominations Announced For 86th Awards

Jan. 16
By Beth Accomando
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The 86th Academy Award nominations have just been announced with “12 Years a Slave,” “American Hustle,” and “Gravity” topping the list.

Rants And Raves: "Dr. Strangelove"

Jan. 15
By Beth Accomando
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's brilliant "Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb." You can see it Thursday as part of the Whistle Stop's Shot by Shot film series.

'Lone Survivor' Appeals To Military And Civilians, Tops Box Office

Jan. 13
By Beth Ford Roth
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"Lone Survivor," a movie about the 2005 Navy SEALs mission known as Operation Red Wings, hit number one at the box office. A look a Twitter shines a light on why civilians were as impressed with the movie as folks in the military.

Rants And Raves: The Golden Globes 2014

Jan. 13
By Beth Accomando
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Last night’s Golden Globes were made more exciting by a power outage in my neighborhood; not a lot of surprises and no one film dominated.

Review: 'Birth Of The Living Dead'

Jan. 9
By Beth Accomando
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George A. Romero didn’t invent zombies but he defined them for the modern age in 1968 with his low-budget film “Night of the Living Dead.” Now a new documentary, "Birth of the Living Dead" (playing Thursday and Friday night at the Digital Gym Cinema) looks at the making of this cult classic.

Review: 'Lone Survivor'

Jan. 9
By Greg Magnus
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Based on actual events, "Lone Survivor" is a gripping film about four Navy SEALs who never stopped fighting despite overwhelming opposition — until only one was left to tell the tale. It opens nationwide Jan. 10.