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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.

Podcast Episode 42: Feminist Western And Horror Film List

Oct. 29, 2015
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Feminist western barely qualifies as a subgenre since there are so few entries but "The Keeping Room" (opening Oct. 30 at Landmark's Ken Cinema) offers a strong entry.

Podcast Episode 41: Tribute To 'Re-Animator The Musical'

Oct. 23, 2015
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This week's horror-themed October Cinema Junkie podcast pays tribute to "Re-Animator The Musical."

Podcast Episode 40: Obedience And Madness

Oct. 22, 2015
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It's all about obedience and madness with reviews of "The Experimenter" (opening Oct. 23 at Landmark's Ken Cinema) and National Theatre Live's "Hamlet" with Benedict Cumberbatch (screening next week).

What Was The First Film To Scare You?

Oct. 21, 2015
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Halloween is just around the corner, and it got KPBS film critic Beth Accomando thinking about the first film to scare her.

Podcast Episode 39: Psychoanalyzing 'The Babadook'

Oct. 16, 2015
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This week's horror-themed edition of the KPBS Cinema Junkie Podcast looks at "The Babadook" through the eyes of a psychoanalyst.

Podcast Episode 38: 'Crimson Peak,' 'Victoria,' Halloween Horror

Oct. 15, 2015
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This week, Guillermo del Toro returns to the realm of ghosts for his gothic romance, "Crimson Peak" (opening Oct. 16 throughout San Diego).

'Beasts Of No Nation' Looks To Tragedy Of Child Soldiers

Oct. 15, 2015
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Netflix moves into the theatrical realm with its first original feature “Beasts of No Nation” (opening Friday at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas and also available streaming on Netflix).

Guest Review: 'A Sinner In Mecca'

Oct. 14, 2015
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Guest reviewer Rebecca Romani says Parvez Sharma's new documentary, "A Sinner in Mecca" (now playing at the Digital Gym Cinema) is a mesmerizing look at a gay Muslim's search for religious meaning in an age-old rite.