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Review: Zero Motivation

Set on an Israeli military base, this female-focused coming-of-age dramedy is both witty and poignant. Read story.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Review: What We Do in the Shadows

Flight of the Conchords alum Jemaine Clement cowrites, codirects, and costars in this mockumentary about three hapless vampires. Read story.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Review: Mr. Turner

Timothy Spall stars as the revered 19th-century painter in director Mike Leigh's latest beautifully shot new film Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Review: The DUFF

Mae Whitman shines in this great—and long overdue—teen comedy. Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Review: Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Review: DJ Palladino takes on @HotTubMovie Read story.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan heat up the screen in this serviceable adaptation of E.L. James’ steamy novel. Read story.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Review: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

This whole movie would make James Joyce happy; it’s brimming with puns, narrative loops, and complicated satirical references. Read story.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

It’s a Wrap: Peeping SBIFF 2015, Week Two

Another Week of Tributes, Celebs, and Parties. Read story.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SBIFF 2015 Third Weekend Schedule

Free weekend screenings of SBIFF’s popular and award-winning films. Read story.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Review: Jupiter Ascending

The once-genius Wachowskis arrive at mediocrity with this sci-fi dud. Read story.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Santa Barbara International Film Fest Awards

SBIFF Winners Announced in Ten Categories Read story.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Steve Carell Is “Nice” and “Normal”

SBIFF tribute reveals “Outstanding Performer of Year” as friendly, thoughtful, regular dude. Read story.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

: SBIFF: Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette

The Boyhood actors receive the Riviera Award for their latest film and their impressive careers. Read story.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Directors’ Voices in the Zen Garden

SBIFF’s first “Outstanding Directors of the Year” event. Read story.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Review: Project Almanac

This found-footage time-travel flick never lives up to its own potential for amazing or fearful outcomes. Read story.

Thursday, February 5, 2015
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