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Podcast 132: Revisiting David Cronenberg's 'Crash'

Podcast 132: Revisiting David Cronenberg's 'Crash'

Dec. 8
By Beth Accomando

For this podcast, Arts & Culture Reporter Beth Accomando turns to her archives for an interview with David Cronenberg about his 1996 film "Crash," adapted from J.G. Ballard's controversial 1973 novel revolving around people with symphorophilia, in this case, car-crash sexual fetishism.

Podcast Episode 131: A Pair Of Films To Be Thankful For

Podcast Episode 131: A Pair Of Films To Be Thankful For

Nov. 23
By Beth Accomando

It's Thanksgiving and I have a pair of films that I am feeling very thankful for right now: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and "The Shape of Water." Filmmaker Martin McDonagh talks about writing a film for Frances McDormand and Doug Jones talks about "suit acting" for Guillermo Del Toro.

'Three Billboards' Showcases Actress Frances McDormand

'Three Billboards' Showcases Actress Frances McDormand

Nov. 22
By Beth Accomando

The two and a half minute trailer for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was all anyone needed to see to make them realize that Frances McDormand was going to give a performance that needs to be seen.

San Diego Asian Film Festival Opens Thursday Night At theNAT

San Diego Asian Film Festival Opens Thursday Night At theNAT

Nov. 9
By Beth Accomando

The 18th annual San Diego Asian Film Festival launches Thursday night with "Oh Lucy" screening at the San Diego Natural History Museum's Kaplan Theater and continues through Nov. 18 at multiple venues.

Podcast Episode 130: Larry Cohen, King Of The B Movies

Podcast Episode 130: Larry Cohen, King Of The B Movies

Nov. 10
By Beth Accomando

Larry Cohen is a genius because he managed to have the best of both worlds in the entertainment industry. Not many can claim to have enjoyed both a traditionally successful career within the mainstream Hollywood system as well as cult status outside the studio system making audaciously independent films exactly the way he wanted to.

'Thor' Is Not The Only Film Opening This Weekend

'Thor' Is Not The Only Film Opening This Weekend

Nov. 3
By Beth Accomando

Marvel’s "Thor: Ragnarok" may overshadow all other films opening this weekend, but if the lines are too long there are plenty more films to choose from.

Podcast Episode 129: Bruce Campbell, Hail To The Chin Baby

Podcast Episode 129: Bruce Campbell, Hail To The Chin Baby

Oct. 27
By Beth Accomando

"Ash Vs. Evil Dead" season three opener has been postponed to February! So if you want your Bruce Campbell fix in October, check out this podcast and his new book, "Hail to the Chin."

'Tom Of Finland' Paints Portrait Of Gay Artist

'Tom Of Finland' Paints Portrait Of Gay Artist

Oct. 27
By Beth Accomando

The new film "Tom of Finland" (opening Friday at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) looks to the artist whose erotic drawings influenced the fantasies of a generation of gay men.

Podcast Episode 128: Gay Horror And The Final Boys

Podcast Episode 128: Gay Horror And The Final Boys

Oct. 13
By Beth Accomando

You all know about the final girl in horror, that feisty possibly virginal heroine who’s the last one left standing after some serial killer goes on a rampage. But are you familiar with the final boy?

San Diego Indie Feature, 'The Playground' Has World Premiere Thursday

San Diego Indie Feature, 'The Playground' Has World Premiere Thursday

Oct. 12
By Beth Accomando

"The Playground" is a feature film shot entirely in San Diego and with a cast and crew almost exclusively from San Diego. The film has its world premiere Thursday night at Reading Clairemont Town Square Cinemas.

One Book Film Series Kicks Off Oct. 3 At Central Library

One Book Film Series Kicks Off Oct. 3 At Central Library

Sept. 28
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Central Library hosts a nine-part program, running Tuesdays Oct. 3 through Nov. 28, of diverse films that address the themes of peacemaking, migration, resilience and reconciliation featured in the One Book San Diego 2017 selection “The Sandcastle Girls.”

'Mother!' Delivers Provocative Allegory On Creative Process

'Mother!' Delivers Provocative Allegory On Creative Process

Sept. 15
By Beth Accomando

The fact that some critics are calling Darren Aronofsky's "Mother!" "shocking" and "terrifying" says more about mainstream critics and the timid state of American filmmaking than about Aronofsky's film. If you see only American Hollywood movies then "Mother!" may prove a shocking experience. But if your viewing experience is far broader than that then the film can be appreciated for its thoughtful and provocative artistry.

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Embraces The Darkness For 8th Year

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Embraces The Darkness For 8th Year

Sept. 7
By Beth Accomando

Every year I pursue my passion for horror by volunteering to work at the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival. Here’s a preview of the festival that runs Friday through Sunday at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park.

Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival

Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival

Sept. 1
By Beth Accomando

Women filmmakers face plenty of obstacles trying to break into the mainstream industry. But if you are a female experimental filmmaker you face even more. Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival, showing Saturday at Digital Gym Cinema, tries to carve out a space for those filmmakers.

San Diego Underground Film Festival Kicks Off Thursday

San Diego Underground Film Festival Kicks Off Thursday

Aug. 24
By Beth Accomando

San Diego Underground Film Festival embarks on its third year Thursday night and runs through Sunday at Tenth Avenue Arts Center.

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