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Cinema Junkie Awards: The Best And Worst Of 2016

Cinema Junkie Awards: The Best And Worst Of 2016

Dec. 23
By Beth Accomando

From sequels we never asked for to genre films that upped their game, here's what stood out at the cineplex this year.

Spoiler-Free Review Of 'Rogue One' From A Geeky Fan

Spoiler-Free Review Of 'Rogue One' From A Geeky Fan

Dec. 13
By Beth Accomando

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is the first of the Star Wars standalone anthology films, and it made this geek girl grin from ear to ear (and each ear had a Death Star earring dangling from it).

Isabelle Huppert Shines In 'Things To Come'

Isabelle Huppert Shines In 'Things To Come'

Dec. 9
By Beth Accomando

The film, which opens Dec. 9 at Landmark's Ken Cinema, uses the title of a famous sci-fi flick. But it’s as far from science fiction as you can get. The down-to-earth French film is about meeting change head on.

Actor Val Kilmer To Introduce His 'Citizen Twain' Film At Ken Cinema

Actor Val Kilmer To Introduce His 'Citizen Twain' Film At Ken Cinema

Dec. 5
By Beth Accomando

Actor Val Kilmer will be in San Diego on Dec. 8 to introduce his filmed one-man show "Citizen Twain" at Landmark's Ken Cinema.

Award-winning 'Manchester By The Sea' Opens In San Diego

Award-winning 'Manchester By The Sea' Opens In San Diego

Dec. 2
By Beth Accomando

Kenneth Lonergan impressed audiences with his debut film "You Can Count on Me." His latest film "Manchester by the Sea" has been racking up awards, including a quartet from the National Board of Review earlier this week.

UCSD Lays Off 21 People From Department of Theater, Dance

UCSD Lays Off 21 People From Department of Theater, Dance

Nov. 25
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

UCSD informed 21 members of the Department of Theater and Dance on Nov. 9 that their jobs would end in January.

'Nocturnal Animals' And 'Arrival' Offer Something For The Grown-Ups

'Nocturnal Animals' And 'Arrival' Offer Something For The Grown-Ups

Nov. 18
By Beth Accomando

Amy Adams deserves kudos for taking on a pair of films that challenge viewers to not just sit passively and watch but to think.

'Two Films On Photography' Plus Live Reading At MOPA

'Two Films On Photography' Plus Live Reading At MOPA

Nov. 17
By Beth Accomando

The Museum of Photographic Arts hosts a night of experimental film and performance as Wolfgang Hastert presents Two Films On Photography, an event screening and voice performance on Nov. 18.

'Fantastic Beasts' Makes Potter Fans Happy

'Fantastic Beasts' Makes Potter Fans Happy

Nov. 16
Katie Schoolov and Allyson Crockett

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," opening Nov. 18, takes us to a new realm of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World set decades before Harry Potter and half a world away.

Celebrate Veterans Day With San Diego Opera's 'Soldier Songs'

Celebrate Veterans Day With San Diego Opera's 'Soldier Songs'

Nov. 11
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

San Diego Opera kicks off its new Shiley dētour Series with David T. Little's contemporary "Soldier Songs."