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'Pigeon' Film Delivers Deadpan Art House Comedy

July 25
By Beth Accomando
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“A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence,” which opened Friday at the Digital Gym Cinema, is the final part of a Swedish trilogy about being human.

'The Third Man' 4K Digital Restoration Comes To Ken Cinema

July 23
By Beth Accomando
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A 4K restoration of "The Third Man" opens Friday at the Ken Cinema and that's cause for celebration.

Japanese Monsters, El Santo, And Ephemeral Art

July 17
By Beth Accomando
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Wednesday night an art show called Japanese Monster: A Group Art Exhibition opened at Mike Hess Brewing. Twenty-three San Diego artists were displaying their work but one artist was not.

The Game's Afoot With An Aging 'Mr. Holmes'

July 16
By Beth Accomando
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After more than a century, Sherlock Holmes’ popularity continues to rise with a play at the Globe, more of the BBC series in the wings, and now Sir Ian McKellan taking on the role of the great detective for the feature film, “Mr. Holmes” (opening July 17 in select San Diego theaters).

The Imperfect Perfection Of Comic-Con

July 15
By Beth Accomando
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With 600 hours of programming, a quarter mile of exhibit hall and an ever-widening radius of outside activity, Comic-Con is sensory overload and all you can hope to do is taste a tiny sample of the pop culture smorgasbord.

Behind The Scenes At The Symphony’s Surprise Star Wars Concert

July 14
By Angela Carone
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The San Diego Symphony performed a surprise concert for 7,000 Star Wars fans during Comic-Con and it was all kept top secret.

San Diego Symphony Puts On 'Star Wars' Concert For Comic-Con Crowd

July 11
By City News Service
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Director J.J. Abrams and the San Diego Symphony surprised "Star Wars" fans with a free special performance of the music from the franchise at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, a symphony spokesman said Saturday.

Canadian Filmmaker Makes First Trip To Comic-Con

July 9
By Beth Accomando
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Comic-Con kicked off it’s 46th year in San Diego Wednesday with preview night. I spent the evening with a Canadian filmmaker who was making his first visit to Comic-Con. What a blast!

Comic-Con Set To Kick Off Amid News It's Staying In San Diego Until 2018

July 6
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh
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Comic-Con is the largest pop culture convention in North America, and until at least 2018 it will remain in San Diego. Spokesman David Glanzer talks about the new contract and what's new at the convention.

San Diego Audience Reacts To '1913: Seeds Of Conflict'

June 30
By Beth Accomando
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Tuesday night, PBS will air the documentary "1913: Seeds of Conflict." It explores the little-known history of Palestine during the latter part of the Ottoman Empire, a time of relative harmony between Arabs and Jews. The film screened earlier this month in San Diego at a Jewish temple. Here are some reactions from people in the audience.

Globe's 'Twelfth Night:' The Bard, Caitlyn Jenner And Gender Fluidity

June 29
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker, Katie Schoolov
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What do Caitlyn Jenner and William Shakespeare have in common? Quite a bit, according to The Old Globe’s artistic director. Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” (running through July 26) takes on gender issues in a surprisingly resonant manner amidst the current media buzz of Bruce Jenner making the transition to Caitlyn Jenner.

'The Overnight' Is Like A Horror Film Where 'Sex Is The Monster'

June 26
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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"The Overnight” (opening at AMC La Jolla 12 and Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas on June 26) has been stirring buzz since its premiere at Sundance earlier this year. It's a raunchy comedy but with more than sex on its mind.

'We Are Still Here' Slow Build, Big Pay Off

June 26
By Beth Accomando
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In an era of fast food entertainment, “We Are Still Here” (opening June 25 at the Digital Gym Cinema) serves up a slow meal of haunted house horrors.

Old Globe Presents Summer Shakespeare Films

June 25
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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It’s summer so that means Shakespeare takes the stage at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. But for its 80th anniversary, the Globe is adding a twist to the Summer Shakespeare season — films.

'Every Last Child' Paints Moving Portrait Of Battle Against Polio In Pakistan

June 19
By Beth Accomando
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Pakistan is one of three countries still dealing with an epidemic of polio and it accounts for more that 80 percent of the world’s cases according to the new documentary, “Every Last Child” (opening June 19 at Reading Gaslamp Theaters with a special post-screening discussion this Saturday).

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