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'Waves' Uses Bold, Fresh Cinematic Language

Dec. 6
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
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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Cinema Junkie Podcast 183: Giving Thanks For Cinematic Memories

Nov. 27
By Beth Accomando

My dad died on Aug. 23 of this year and I miss him every day, so for my Thanksgiving Cinema Junkie podcast I am paying tribute to him by giving thanks for the films he introduced me to.

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Disembodied Brains Are Scary Or How Sci-Fi Influences Science

Nov. 22
By Beth Accomando

I wanted to visit a scientist in his lab in order to explore how science and science fiction inspire each other. The person I decided to visit was UCSD professor and neuroscientist Alysson Muotri who uses stem cells to study the brain.

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'Cambodian Rock Band' Revisits A Country's Music And Political Past

Nov. 21
By Beth Accomando

La Jolla Playhouse just opened the play "Cambodian Rock Band" by UC San Diego graduate Lauren Yee. The play serves up a redemptive tale of a father and daughter finding each other amidst decades-old secrets and against the backdrop of Cambodian rock 'n' roll.

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Cinema Junkie Separates The Good From The Bad At Cinemas

Nov. 15
By Beth Accomando

There are a number of new films besides Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman" in theaters and here's the best and the worst of them.

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Midday Movies: Films To Be Thankful For

Nov. 15
By Beth Accomando

Thanksgiving is around the corner so Midday Movies turned to its film critics to ask what films they are thankful for.

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'The Irishman' Is A Return To Form For Martin Scorsese

Nov. 15
By Beth Accomando

Netflix is once again setting its sights on an Oscar with the release of Martin Scorsese’s "The Irishman." The film was produced for the streaming service and begins a theatrical release before airing on Netflix. It continues at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas and begins streaming on Netflix on Nov. 27.

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City Heights Mortuary Featured In San Diego's Asian Film Festival

Nov. 8
By Ebone Monet

A documentary set in a Vietnamese mortuary in San Diego's City Heights explores the themes of culture, identity and grief.

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Cinema Junkie Episode 182: Ford, Ferrari And An Asian American Film Canon

Nov. 8
By Beth Accomando

Director James Mangold discusses making history as he looks to the story of "Ford v Ferrari;" while San Diego Asian Film Festival artistic director and programmer Brian Hu talks about the list he helped create for the L.A. Times of the 20 Best Asian American Films of the Past 20 Years.

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'Heathers: The Musical' Enters Final Weeks At OB Playhouse

Nov. 8
By Beth Accomando

If you missed catching OB Playhouse's "Heathers: The Musical" during the Halloween season, the good news is you have three more weekends to enjoy girls being deliciously mean.

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San Diego Asian Film Festival At 20

Nov. 7
By Beth Accomando

San Diego Asian Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary tonight with the opening night film "The Paradise We Are Looking For."

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Coronado Island Film Festival Will Bring New And Old Films To The Big Screen

Nov. 6
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The festival starts Friday and runs through Monday. It will be held at various venues in Coronado, including the Hotel Del, the Vintage Village Arts Theatre and the Coronado Performing Arts Center.

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Takia Waititi Plays Hitler In 'Jojo Rabbit'

Oct. 31
By Beth Accomando

Takia Waititi goes from the safety of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the tricky and risky comic terrain of "Jojo Rabbit," which is being billed as an "anti-hate satire."

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Cinematic Treats From Around The Globe

Oct. 28
By Beth Accomando

It’s all treats and no tricks in theaters as we head toward Halloween. In addition to "The Lighthouse" you can also find Bong Joon Ho's latest film "Parasite" and a historical drama about Edison, Westinghouse and Tesla called "The Current War." Plus you can still catch Pedro Almodovar's "Pain and Glory."

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