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Review: 'Ernest And Celestine'

March 27
By Beth Accomando
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The French-Belgian Oscar entry "Ernest and Celestine" (opening March 28 at Landmark's La Jolla Village Theaters) lost its bid for best animated earlier this month. It was robbed.

Midday Movies: '5 Hour Friends'

March 27
Midday Edition
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The first San Diego Film Awards took place recently in an effort to bring attention to filmmaking in town after the closure of the San Diego Film Commission. There was not a category for best feature film but that might change if more films like "5 Hour Friends" (opening March 28 at Reading Gaslamp and AMC Theaters) are shot in San Diego.

Review: 'Nymphomaniac, Volume 1'

March 21
By Beth Accomando
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Both controversy and acclaim have followed Danish director Lars Von Trier since his first international hit in 1996, "Breaking the Waves." He continues to enjoy provoking audiences with his latest film, "Nymphomaniac, Volume 1" (opening March 21 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas).

Mexico's Film Industry Sees Hope In Recent Hits

March 19
By Jill Replogle
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Once a thriving industry, Mexican cinema has struggled to compete with the behemoth that is Hollywood. But some observers are seeing a renaissance in a string of box office hits and international awards for Mexican filmmakers.

21st San Diego Latino FIlm Festival Promises Some Good Fare

March 19
By Rebecca Romani
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Offerings at the 21st San Diego Latino Film Festival promise more variety than what's currently in theaters. Guest blogger Rebecca Romani has suggestions.

Review: San Diego Latino Film Festival's Un Mundo Extraño

March 13
By Beth Accomando
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The San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off it’s 21st season tonight. But while it’s easy to fill the house with opening and closing night crowd pleasers, I suggest getting out of your comfort zone and checking out the bizarre world of Un Mundo Extraño.

Review: 'Caesar Must Die'

March 12
By Rebecca Romani
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What happens when a member of the Mafia is cast as Cesare in an Italian prison version of Julius Ceasar? Who will live and who will die? Guset blogger Rebecca Romani recommends seeing "Cesare deve morire" for the Ides of March.

Review: '300: Rise of An Empire'

March 7
Dante Moran, Guest Critic
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San Diego filmmaker and action junkie Dante Moran provides a review of "300: Rise of an Empire" (opening March 7 throughout San Diego).

Preview: Film Forward

March 7
By Beth Accomando
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It’s a blessing and a curse to say that there is just too much good film stuff going on right now. In addition to Crispin Glover coming to town and a new film from Godfrey Reggio, there’s also Film Forward that kicked off last week and runs through March 9.

Review: 'Visitors'

March 6
By Beth Accomando
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Filmmaker Godfrey Reggio made a name for himself partnering with composer Philip Glass on a trio of wordless documentaries beginning with “Koyaaniqatsi” 30 years ago. "Visitors" (opening March 7 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) is his latest film and there would be more films to his credit if they weren't so hard to finance.

Interview: Actor And Filmmaker Crispin Glover

March 5
By Beth Accomando
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Crispin Glover’s film “What Is It?” wants audiences to ask precisely that question. And what better way to ask that question than in person with the filmmaker. That's precisely what you'll get this weekend with "Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Shows" at the La Paloma Theater (March 7 and 8 at 7:00 p.m.).

Preview: Wes Anderson Film Retrospective

March 4
By Beth Accomando
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"The Grand Budapest Hotel" (opening March 14 in San Diego) is Wes Anderson's latest film and he taps many of his favorite actors. To prepare audiences for the film Fox Searchlight is hosting a retrospective of his films at The Digital Gym Cinema.

Rants And Raves: The 86th Annual Academy Awards

March 3
By Beth Accomando
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Well we made it through another Oscar ceremony. Here are some thoughts on Hollywood's spotlight on itself, plus some candid Oscar photo moments.

Review: 'Almost Human'

Feb. 27
By Beth Accomando
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Ever since the success of the movie “Scream,” horror films have had a hard time taking themselves seriously. "Almost Human" (screening Friday and Saturday at the Digital Gym Cinema) is different. Actor Graham Skipper will field questions at the Friday screening.

Review: 'Non-Stop'

Feb. 27
By Greg Magnus
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Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore fasten their seat belts for a whodunnit-thriller at 40,000 feet in "Non-Stop," opening Friday.