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Animated 'Anomalisa' Proves Achingly Human

Jan. 14, 2016
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“Anomalisa” (opening Jan. 15 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) just nabbed an Oscar nomination for Best Animated film.

'The Revenant,' 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Lead In Academy Award Nominations

Jan. 14, 2016
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The 88th annual Academy Award nominations were announced early Thursday morning with "The Revenant" and "Mad Max: Fury Road" leading a predictable list of nominations. Here's what they got right and wrong.

FilmOut San Diego Screens 'My Own Private Idaho'

Jan. 12, 2016
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FilmOut San Diego is hosting a 25th anniversary screening of Gus Van Sant’s innovative take on the Bard, "My Own Private Idaho,” on Wednesday.

Leonardo DiCaprio Hungers For An Oscar In 'The Revenant'

Jan. 8, 2016
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Real life frontiersman Hugh Glass gained fame for being attacked by a grizzly and living to tell about it. That legendary tale provides the starting point for the film “The Revenant.”

Jafar Panahi's 'Taxi' Arrives Back In Town

Jan. 8, 2016
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Guest Blogger Rebecca Romani says Iranian director Jafar Panahi's "Taxi," made under a government ban, marks a turn in the director's work- and that's a good thing.

Kensington Video Kicks Off Film Series With Leiser Brothers

Jan. 8, 2016
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Kensington Video has reopened and is launching a film program to highlight student and experimental work. Owner Guy Hanford is expanding the role his store plays in San Diego’s film community.

The Art Of The Tease At Diversionary Theatre

Jan. 6, 2016
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Diversionary Theatre is committed to showcasing dance as well as theater. This weekend they reveal something naughty for the New Year, "In the Va Va Voom Room," a burlesque show that explores the art of the tease.

Cinema Junkie Picks 10 Best Films Of 2015

Dec. 28, 2015
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This past year saw a new "Star Wars" movie shatter every box office record imaginable. It also saw 70 millimeter film back in cinemas courtesy of Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight," plus a surprisingly diverse array of roles for women. Here are KPBS Cinema Junkie Beth Accomando's picks for the best of 2015.

'Carol' Does Not Have A Hair Out Of Place

Dec. 26, 2015
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If you are looking for the perfect cinematic gift this Christmas, may I suggest unwrapping “Carol” at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas.

Some Things To Love About 'The Hateful Eight'

Dec. 24, 2015
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Quentin Tarantino’s new western "The Hateful Eight" opens on Christmas Day in 70mm. But it’s the performances and not a resurrected format that make this film worth seeing.