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'The Favourite' Nabs Five Golden Globe Nominations And Opens In San Diego

Dec. 7
By Beth Accomando

"The Favourite" just nabbed five Golden Globe nominations and now the film opens in San Diego. It is the latest from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos.

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Podcast Episode 156: Revisiting 'Christmas Smackdown'

Dec. 7
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie is taking a holiday break and will be re-posting popular podcasts in the interim. This week I pull up an archive show appropriate for the Christmas season but with some perverse holiday cheer and that means revisiting "Christmas Smackdown" with Mark Nutter and Cynthia Carle. Proceed with caution.

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San Diego Opera's 'All Is Calm' Looks To Christmas Truce Of 1914

Dec. 6
By Beth Accomando, Roland Lizarondo

In 1914, in the midst of a violent war, British, French and German soldiers engaged in an unofficial ceasefire to celebrate Christmas. San Diego Opera’s production of "All Is Calm" looks to the role song may have played in creating this moment of peace.

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Diamond Dogs Teases Audiences With Male Burlesque

Nov. 30
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Earlier this week Diamond Dogs held its first ever audition to find new performers for its male burlesque show. Find out what it takes to tease an audience.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Pie, Chili And The Bard

Nov. 30
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

This weekend brings a musical about pie, a neighborhood chili battle with live music, and Shakespeare-style plays made up on the spot.

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'Mandy' Delivers A Small Dose Of Cage Rage

Nov. 29
By Beth Accomando

Actor Nicolas Cage is known for over-the-top performances in films such as “Wild at Heart” and “Raising Arizona.” His latest film “Mandy” comes to San Diego for a midnight show at the Ken Cinema this weekend. But does it live up to its hype?

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Podcast 155: Stunt Driver Picks Best Car Movies

Nov. 27
By Beth Accomando

Stunt driver Steve Lepper picks his favorite car movies as well as the best car chases ever put on film.

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Director's Cut Of Lars Von Trier's 'House That Jack Built' Screens One Night Only

Nov. 26
By Beth Accomando

IFC Films is holding a special one-night screening of the unrated director’s cut of Lars von Trier’s controversial "The House That Jack Built" on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

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'Creed II' Respectably Goes The Distance

Nov. 21
By Beth Accomando

Three years ago, Ryan Coogler reinvigorated the Rocky franchise with "Creed." Now he hands over the sequel to another young African American director for "Creed 2."

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'Transparent' Producer To Discuss Her Work And Its Impact At UC San Diego

Nov. 14
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Zackary Drucker, a trans woman and multimedia artist, uses her art to give voice to the transgender community.

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A Marvel Of A Man: Stan Lee Dead At 95

Nov. 12
Beth Accomando / NPR

Lee gave us over six decades' worth of superheroes we could identify with, characters like Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk, who reacted to superpowered crises in believably flawed, human ways.

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Ken Film Classics Go From Buster To Michael Keaton

Nov. 9
By Beth Accomando

Landmark’s Ken Cinema kicks off another week of classic tonight with Andrei Tarkovsky's "Andrei Rublev."

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: New Films, The Moz And Paula!

Nov. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Beloved '80s-era musicians return to San Diego this weekend, plus a small film festival brings major releases to Coronado.

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Podcast Episode 154: From Raymond Chow To Current Asian Cinema

Nov. 8
By Beth Accomando

Legendary Hong Kong producer Raymond Chow died earlier this month. This podcast pays tribute to his legacy with San Diego Asian Film Festival artistic director Brian Hu. Plus we get a preview of the 19th annual festival.

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San Diego Symphony Launches New Season Of Fox Theater Film Series

Nov. 8
By Beth Accomando

San Diego Symphony kicks off a new season of its Fox Theater Film Series Thursday night with the Buster Keaton classic, "Steamboat Bill, Jr."

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