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Andrea Riseborough Shines in ‘Nancy’

This impressive first feature film drops us into the murky world of Nancy, who may or may not be a woman kidnapped as a young girl. Read story.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Films Wanted for Area Film Fests

Los Olivos’ NatureTrack and Ojai Film Festival are accepting submissions. Read story.

Monday, June 18, 2018

The Household Horror of ‘Hereditary’

The film creates an eerie mood but falls short on plot. Read story.

Friday, June 15, 2018

‘Lost in Space’ Is Netflix’s Latest Binge-Worthy Series

The series deftly blends family-friendly elements with bizarre, scary forces. Read story.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Loud and Proud: LOUDfest Rocks L.A.

Cuco was the special guest at the student music and film festival. Read story.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

‘Babylon Berlin’ Is a Seductive, Gritty, Film-Noir-Basted Wonder

Netflix’s original series explores Germany’s fragile but culturally fertile Weimar Republic in 1929. Read story.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

‘Beyond the Opposite Sex’: ‘Transition’ Not Catchall Definition for Everyone with Gender Dysphoria

Documentary reinforces the idea that people who transition are defined by their character, not their gender affirmation. Read story.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

‘You Were Never Really Here’ Is a Dark, Haunting Trip

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, writer/director Lynne Ramsay’s experimental thriller goes against the grain of the vigilante genre. Read story.

Monday, April 30, 2018

‘Lives Well Lived’ Shows Strength in Connecting with Elders

Sky Bergman’s documentary captures the history of modern America collected from life experiences from more than 40 people aged 70 and upward. Read story.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

‘Ismael’s Ghosts’ Gets a Bit Too Undone at Times

It’s a stew of a film that lures viewers into its tasty trap without fully satisfying. Read story.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

‘A Quiet Place’ Ushers In Return of Creativity and Suspense in Horror

Director John Krasinski has reinvigorated modern thriller storytelling with a script, setting, and production that are original and fantastically constructed. Read story.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Is Easy and Uncluttered

Writer/director is at his meticulously whimsical best with the stop-motion feature. Read story.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Mindy Sterling Talks ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’

Actor/comedian comes to Santa Barbara as part of Carsey-Wolf Center’s Women in Comedy series. Read story.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

International Ocean Film Tour Comes to Santa Barbara

Toad&Co present an evening of movies dedicated to the seven seas. Read story.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ Is an Engrossing, Memorable Adventure

Although the plot development is a little rushed at times, the story is suspenseful, engaging, and visually stunning. Read story.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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