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Geeking Out At 'Rise Of The Resistance'

Jan. 16
By Beth Accomando

KPBS arts reporter and Star Wars fan Beth Accomando went to Disneyland on Wednesday to check out the "Rise of the Resistance" ride that opens Jan. 17 at Galaxy’s Edge.

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Oscars So Bland Should Be New Hashtag

Jan. 14
By Beth Accomando

The 92nd annual Academy Award nominations were announced Monday morning and KPBS Cinema Junkie Beth Accomando has this recap and reaction.

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Film And Dance Meet At The Border

Jan. 14
By Julia Dixon Evans

"Dance film is not just dance and it's not just film," said Francisco Eme, gallery director at San Ysidro's FRONT Arte Cultura, which will host this weekend's Agite y Sirva dance film festival.

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SDSU Grad Destin Cretton Serves Up Social Justice With 'Just Mercy' Film

Jan. 13
By Beth Accomando

Filmmaker Destin Cretton went to SDSU and was recently tapped to direct the upcoming Marvel film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” Currently his film “Just Mercy” is in theaters. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando showed Cretton's student films a decade ago and has been following his career. He spoke with her by phone last week from Sydney, Australia.

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Nervous Theatre Stages Genet's 'The Maids'

Jan. 10
By Beth Accomando

Nervous Theatre describes itself as a nomadic company. That means no venue to call home. But the company is in town this weekend to perform Jean Genet’s "The Maids" at Tenth Ave Arts Center.

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How Godzilla Changed Italian Cinema

Jan. 8
By Beth Accomando

In addition to being the KPBS arts reporter, Beth Accomando also volunteers as a film programmer through Film Geeks SD and co-hosts a pair of annual film series at Digital Gym Cinema. This Sunday marks the launch of a monthly series on Italian Genre Cinema and Monday night is the start of Gearhead Cinema.

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Greta Gerwig Brings 'Little Women' To The Screen

Dec. 26, 2019
By Beth Accomando

Louisa May Alcott’s novel "Little Women" has been adapted to the screen many times and it gets a new one this year from Greta Gerwig.

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'Uncut Gems' Is The Perfect Antidote For Holiday Cheer

Dec. 24, 2019
By Beth Accomando

For the holidays you can choose between the beloved classic "Little Women" or the edgy indie film "Uncut Gems." Guess which one Beth Accomando is recommending?

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More Than 'Star Wars' At Cinemas

Dec. 20, 2019
By Beth Accomando

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" has opened in theaters but that's not all you can find on the big screen. Terrence Malick's "A Hidden Life" and Jay Roach's "Bombshell" also hit cinemas.

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Midday Movies: Bringing The Skywalker Saga To An End

Dec. 20, 2019
By Beth Accomando

Jade Hindmon hosts a "Star Wars" edition of Midday Movies as KPBS film critic Beth Accomando and Moviewallas' Yazdi Pithavala recall how they got introduced to George Lucas' franchise and how they think "The Rise of Skywalker" wraps it all up.

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The Quiet Storms of ‘Little Women’

Dec. 19, 2019
By Julia Dixon Evans

Greta Gerwig's new adaptation loudly insists that stories about women are important to tell because they’re stories about women, not despite it.

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Spoiler-Free Review Of 'Rise Of Skywalker'

Dec. 18, 2019
By Beth Accomando

As a card-carrying member of the original "Star Wars" fan club, KPBS' Beth Accomando knows what it means to give a spoiler-free review of the final chapter in the Skywalker Saga.

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Cinema Junkie Episode 184: Filmmaker Trey Edward Shults

Dec. 13, 2019
By Beth Accomando

Trey Edward Shults has a new film in theaters, "Waves," but I became aware of him in 2017 when he released "It Comes at Night." So from the archives, here is my interview with Shults from 2017.

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'Waves' Uses Bold, Fresh Cinematic Language

Dec. 6, 2019
By Beth Accomando

This is the time of year when Hollywood studios serve up their Oscar hopefuls. But a small indie film called "Waves" outshines most of these bigger releases.

Roundtable: KPBS Podcasts

Nov. 29, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A special episode of KPBS Roundtable features a discussion with several KPBS podcast hosts about their shows and the growth of the podcast platform.

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