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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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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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Weekend Preview: La Posada, Vend Arts, theNAT's Living Lab

Dec. 13, 2019
By Beth Accomando

This weekend try a little cultural and bio diversity by sampling events from Centro Cultural De La Raza, Little Italy and the San Diego Natural History Museum.

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Comickaze's Robert Scott Had Passion For Pop Culture

Dec. 11, 2019
By Beth Accomando

Robert Scott, owner of the two Comickaze Comics, Books And More stores in San Diego, died suddenly last Tuesday from health related issues at the age of 57.

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La Bodega Art Gallery Closing Amid Ongoing Concerns Over Gentrification In Barrio Logan

Dec. 10, 2019
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

After six years in the neighborhood, the gallery will host its final art show Saturday. La Bodega owner Soni Lopez-Chavez and Mary Jhun, a local artist with a studio in Barrio Logan, joined Midday Edition.

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Weekend Preview: December Nights, 'Danny's Story,' Little Fish’s Comic Savvy Holiday Edition

Dec. 6, 2019
By Beth Accomando

This weekend, San Diegans can pick from a number of holiday and non-holiday themed events happening around the city from the 42nd annual December Nights at Balboa Park to Little Fish's Comic Savvy!

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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.

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Diversionary Theatre Creates Winter Wonderland For 'Santaland Diaries'

Dec. 4, 2019
By Andi Dukleth, Beth Accomando, Roland Lizarondo

The forecast at Diversionary Theatre is for snow through Dec. 22. Find out how the creative team behind "Santaland Diaries" is creating a winter wonderland that goes beyond what's onstage.

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Choreographer Michael Mizerany Turns To Playwriting

Nov. 29, 2019
By Beth Accomando

Michael Mizerany is best known in San Diego as a choreographer but now he is staging a new play he has written called "Wally and His Lover Boys" at Diversionary's Black Box Theatre.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 183: Giving Thanks For Cinematic Memories

Nov. 27, 2019
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, 2019
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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Cinema Junkie Separates The Good From The Bad At Cinemas

Nov. 15, 2019
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.