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San Diego Latino Film Festival At 25

March 13
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off its 25th anniversary season on Thursday. Founder and executive director Ethan Van Thillo looks back on the festival's history.

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Chile Takes Home First Foreign Film Oscar For 'A Fantastic Woman'

March 7
By Beth Accomando

Chile’s “A Fantastic Woman” just won the Academy Award for best foreign film on Sunday and actress Daniela Vega became the first openly transgender presenter at the Oscars.

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Oscars Serve Up Predictable Night With 'Shape Of Water' Taking Top Prize

March 5
By Beth Accomando

The 90th Academy Awards took place last night and the correct best picture winner was announced by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, unlike what happened last year.

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'Shape Of Water,' 'Get Out' Highlight Diverse Academy Awards Ballot

March 1
By Beth Accomando

This Sunday will mark the 90th Academy Awards. After battling #OscarSoWhite for the past few years, the Academy is serving up what may be its most diverse pool of nominees ever, but who will actually take home the gold?

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'Bombshell' Reveals The Genius Of Hedy Lamarr

March 1
By Beth Accomando

Actress Hedy Lamarr was known for her beauty in the 1930s and '40s. The new documentary “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” explores the woman behind the Hollywood star.

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The Challenges Behind Staging San Diego Opera's 'Turandot'

Feb. 26
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

Any opera is a challenge to produce. But the director of San Diego Opera’s "Turandot" had to cope with a heroine she didn’t initially understand as well as sets and costumes coming from two other productions. Find out how all these elements came together to make a beautiful show.

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Celebrating ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’ Returning For Third Season

Feb. 23
By Beth Accomando

In 1981, Detroit buddies Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and Rob Tapert had raised enough money to make the indie splatter horror film “The Evil Dead.” They never expected that more than three decades later they would be continuing the storyline with an original Starz series. The third season of "Ash Vs. Evil Dead" premieres this Sunday.

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‘The Party’ Skewers Guests In Deliciously Nasty Satire

Feb. 22
By Beth Accomando

Experimental filmmaker Sally Potter delivers her most accessible and wickedly entertaining work with “The Party.”

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February Noir Book Of The Month Club: 'I Wake Up Screaming'

Feb. 20
D.A. Kolodenko

The Noir Book of the Month Club officially launched last month with Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon." Guest blogger D.A. Kolodenko returns to discuss this month's "I Wake Up Screaming." Give the blog and the book a read before joining KPBS Cinema Junkie Beth Accomando for the film adaptation of "I Wake Up Screaming" on Feb. 25, as part of the Film Geeks SD new series, Noir on the Boulevard.

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Ryan Coogler Helms A Smart, Entertaining 'Black Panther'

Feb. 16
By Beth Accomando

The day has finally come. Marvel’s eagerly anticipated “Black Panther” has opened.