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Review: 'Queens of Syria' Brings New Perspective To Syrian Crisis

Nov. 23, 2015
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Guest blogger Rebecca Romani says "Queens of Syria" — Yasmin Fedda's new documentary which had its U.S. debut this weekend at the San Diego Arab Film Festival — is a powerful commentary on refugees, war and the cycles of history.

Mini Review: San Diego Arab FIlm Festival

Nov. 20, 2015
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Guest blogger Rebecca Romani says The San Diego Arab Film Festival, which runs through Sunday, has some interesting films in its line-up, including a animated documentary and a film about Palestinian Christians.

'Queens of Syria' Director Uses Creative Methods For Political Topics

Nov. 20, 2015
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Yasmin Fedda's new documentary, "Queens of Syria," has its U.S. premiere in San Diego Saturday. Fedda spoke to Cinema Junkie guest blogger Rebecca Romani about documentaries, Syrian refugee women in Jordan and how an ancient Greek tragedy helped them find their voices.

Podcast Episode 48: Abertoir's Patron Saint Vincent Price

Nov. 20, 2015
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Vincent Price is listed as the official patron saint of Abertoir: The International Horror Festival of Wales. The horror icon's daughter Victoria Price was in Wales last week to celebrate her dad and the festival's tenth anniversary.

San Diego Arab Film Festival Opens Friday

Nov. 17, 2015
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Guest blogger Rebecca Romani says The San Diego Arab Film Festival, opening Friday at the Museum of Photographic Arts, has some films worth watching, including a timely documentary on Syrian refugees.

Podcast Episode 47: Frizzi 2 Fulci

Nov. 13, 2015
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Italian film composer Fabio Frizzi made his first tour of the U.S. this year with a tribute concert to director Lucio Fulci called Frizzi 2 Fulci. I saw the concert in L.A. last month and caught up with Frizzi in Wales for my first overseas Cinema Junkie podcast.

Podcast Episode 46: Revisiting The Hollywood Blacklist With 'Trumbo'

Nov. 12, 2015
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In a year when I was breathlessly awaiting a new Bond film and a promising "Star Wars" installment, "Trumbo" (opening Friday throughout San Diego) was the film that in some ways I was most excited about because it combined so many elements I love.

Podcast Episode 45: 'SPECTRE' And James Bond Geekiness

Nov. 5, 2015
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Bond. James Bond. My obsession with 007 began as a child and I continue to thrill at the new films, including the latest "SPECTRE" (opening Friday throughout San Diego).

Podcast Episode 44: San Diego Asian Film Festival Celebrates Its Sweet 16

Nov. 4, 2015
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The San Diego Asian Film Festival celebrates its sweet 16 this year. Artistic director Brian Hu talked about programming the festival and highlights some festival offerings.

Podcast Episode 43: What Was The First Film To Scare You?

Oct. 30, 2015
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Last week I gave you a tease of my Cinema Junkie podcast about the first film people remember scaring them, now listen to more memories including some horror celebrities.

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