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Black Comix Day: Heroes Rise II

Feb. 13
By Beth Accomando

Last year the Malcolm X Library hosted San Diego's first ever Black Comix Day. The event returns this Saturday for the Heroes Rise II edition.

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Podcast Episode 161: Black Comix And 'Scary Black Folks'

Feb. 15
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie celebrates Black History Month by speaking with Keithan Jones, founder of Black Comix Day, about black comics and movies, and professor John Jennings about a new collective called Scary Black Folks.

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Mads Mikkelsen Stars In Two Glacially Titled Films: 'Arctic,' 'Polar'

Feb. 14
By Beth Accomando

Actor Mads Mikkelsen can be seen in two films with glacially themed titles: “Arctic” (opening this weekend at Landmark) and “Polar” (streaming on Netflix). But the films are worlds apart in terms of style and content.

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Critics Pick Very Different Movies For Valentine's Day

Feb. 14
By Beth Accomando

It's Valentine's Day and since I have unconventional picks for romantic movies I decided to ask Moviewallas' Yazdi Pithavala for some contrasting suggestions for films to watch on this holiday.

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Right To Die Film Series Presents 'The Leisure Seeker'

Feb. 12
By Beth Accomando

The Hemlock Society of San Diego continues its Right to Die Film Series this Sunday at the Mission Valley Library with "The Leisure Seeker."

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San Diego's Jewish Film Festival Rebrands But Mission Stays The Same

Feb. 7
By Beth Accomando

This year the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival added "International" to its title to emphasize its global perspective. The festival continues through Feb. 17 at multiple venues.

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Robert Rodriguez And James Cameron Team For 'Alita'

Feb. 8
By Beth Accomando

Producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez team up to bring the 1990 Japanese comic "Alita" (opening Feb. 13) to the screen.

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The Globe Theatre Delivers Shakespeare Behind Bars

Jan. 25
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

The Old Globe Theatre is using a pair of programs highlighting William Shakespeare to help rehabilitate prisoners and show how theater matters. This month its Globe for All program returns to Centinela State Prison to perform the Bard for inmates.

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'Velvet Buzzsaw' Leads Streaming Choices

Feb. 5
By Beth Accomando

Last week San Diego filmgoers had so many choices for going out to the cinema that I didn’t have time to highlight some streaming movies that are also available.

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Not All The Drama Is On Stage In San Diego Opera's 'Rigoletto'

Feb. 1
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

San Diego Opera is staging a production of Verdi’s "Rigoletto." But while you might be familiar with the classic tale of love and revenge taking place on stage, you may not know what is going on in the orchestra pit below.

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Podcast Episode 160: Breaking The Commandments With Pre-Code Hollywood

Feb. 1
By Beth Accomando

Films made between 1930 and 1934 have come to be known as pre-Code and display defiance of the self-censorship rules Hollywood laid down for itself. I will talk about the delicious naughtiness and sensational social realism of these films with Danny Reid of Pre-Code.com.

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Ken Classics, Two Film Fests Return This Week

Jan. 31
By Beth Accomando

Sometimes there is just too much to choose from at the movies and this is one of those weeks. Ken classics, San Diego Black Film Festival and Human Rights Watch are just a few of the choices.

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Peter Jackson Brings WWI Footage To Life For 'They Shall Not Grow Old'

Jan. 31
By Beth Accomando

Peter Jackson, the director behind the "Lord of the Rings" films, has created a documentary from 100-year-old footage about World War I called "They Shall Not Grow Old."

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Old Globe Stages Play By 'Black Panther' Star Danai Gurira

Jan. 28
By Nina Garin

The Old Globe stages "Familiar," a play about wedding drama, written by "Black Panther" star Danai Gurira.

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Oscar-Nominated 'Cold War' Opens At Hillcrest Cinemas

Jan. 24
By Beth Accomando

Poland’s "Cold War" just received a trio of Academy Award nominations including Best Foreign Language Film. The film opens this weekend at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas.

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