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Framing 'Don Giovanni' At The San Diego Opera

Feb. 16, 2015
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San Diego Opera opened "Don Giovanni" over the weekend. Mozart's classic is performed often but this production aims for something both modern and rooted in the 18th century.

'Kingsman' Delivers Action Etiquette

Feb. 13, 2015
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If “50 Shades of Grey” isn’t your cup of tea this Valentine’s weekend, then try “Kingsman: The Secret Service."

Julianne Moore Is Memorable In 'Still Alice'

Feb. 6, 2015
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Sometimes science fact is scarier than science fiction. “Still Alice” (opening Friday at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas and Arclight La Jolla) looks to the terrifying reality of Alzheimer’s.

Warning: 'Avenue Q' Contains Full Puppet Nudity

Feb. 6, 2015
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Coronado Playhouse just extended its run of the musical "Avenue Q" through March 7. But don't be fooled by the cute puppets, this show is not for kids.

San Diego Jewish Film Fest Celebrates A Quarter Century

Feb. 4, 2015
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Fifty shorts, 48 features and documentaries, 10 days and five venues — the 25th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival promises lots of choices and diversity.

The Slow Burn Of 'A Most Violent Year'

Jan. 30, 2015
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Against the backdrop of New York City and rising violent crime in 1981, a man tries to build a business empire in “A Most Violent Year” (opening Jan. 30 in select San Diego theaters).

Good Actors Adrift In 'Black Sea'

Jan. 30, 2015
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Submarines make for tense, claustrophobic settings and “Black Sea” (opening Friday in select San Diego theaters) takes us on an old Russian sub where plenty can go wrong.

Less Is More With 'Two Days, One Night'

Jan. 30, 2015
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Sometimes a foreign film’s wider distribution hinges on whether or not it garners any Academy Awards nominations. "Two Days, One Night" (opening Jan. 30 at Landmark's La Jolla Village Theatres) just secured a best actress nomination and is now finally opening in San Diego. It was worth the wait.

San Diego Opera's 'La Bohème' Serves Up A Tasty Take On Puccini's Opera

Jan. 23, 2015
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Food is being served at San Diego Opera’s latest production of "La Bohème" (opening Saturday at the Civic Theatre). But this food is being served on stage.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival: What To See

Jan. 22, 2015
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The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, which promises at least one story with a local angle, starts Thursday night at the Museum of Photographic Arts. Here's a rundown of the film schedule.