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'La Ronde' Provides Inspiration For The New Dance Cabaret Show 'Tryst'

Dec. 28, 2018
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

The controversial 1897 play "La Ronde" provides the inspiration for the dance anthology show "Tryst" that opens Jan. 10 at Diversionary Theatre.

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Finding The Virtues Of "Vice"

Dec. 27, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Hollywood doesn’t always leave treats under the tree on Christmas but this year we got a pair of cinematic gifts: “Vice” and “If Beale Street Could Talk.” Here’s my review of “Vice.”

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Podcast Episode 157: Holy Archives Batman

Dec. 26, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Holy archives! Cinema Junkie is on holiday break but enjoy this popular episode dedicated to the 1960s Batman TV show and movie, which are the subject of The Hollywood Museum's exhibit that runs through the end of the year.

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Animated 'Spider-Man' Leads Weekend Releases

Dec. 14, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Holiday gifts come early at the movie theaters. Unwrap a few of the treats you can find this weekend at cinemas.

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Only At Digital Gym Cinema: 'Roma' And 'Snowflake'

Dec. 13, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Digital Gym Cinema will be the only place in San Diego to see Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" — which just garnered an armload of awards nominations — and the crazy German import "Snowflake."

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

Dec. 7, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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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'Mandy' Delivers A Small Dose Of Cage Rage

Nov. 29, 2018
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?