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Review: The Skeleton Twins

Yes, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader can be serious. Unfortunately, this film doesn’t do their chops justice. Read story.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Review: The Boxtrolls

This film should come with one of those board game box stickers, because it really is fun for all ages. Read story.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Wrecking Crew’s Hit Machine

Denny Tedesco’s film screens at the Plaza Playhouse Theater on September 27. Read story.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

SBIFF Announces First 2015 Film, Honorees

The Costeau family will be honored with the Attenborough Award for Excellence in Nature Filmmaking. Read story.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Review: Love Is Strange

Ira Sachs’s quiet little film tackles big questions with a subtle hand. Read story.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Review: A Walk Among the Tombstones

Scott Frank’s latest thriller is an exercise in squandered potential. Read story.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

David Bowie Is: A Retrospective Oddity

The documentary about the acclaimed Bowie exhibit screens worldwide on Tuesday, September 23. Read story.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Review: Thundercloud

Talon Clemow writes, directs, and films this complex surfing story about the famed Cloudbreak waves of 2012. Read story.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Review: The Drop

Tom Hardy steals scenes in this crime drama penned by Dennis Lehane. Read story.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Big Plans for 10th Anniversary of Sideways

There will be a free September 28 screening of the award-winning film about Santa Barbara wine country. Read story.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Review: A Summer’s Tale

Like a French Richard Linklater, writer/director Eric Rohmer knows how to make profound statements out of the seemingly mundane. Read story.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Review: The Identical

The trouble with The Identical is that it has an agenda that makes it impossible to explore the inspired premise with all its dramatic possibilities. Read story.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Review: As Above, So Below

The shaky-cam tactic doesn’t destroy this creepy underground adventure, but it doesn’t help it, either. Read story.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Review: The Last of Robin Hood

Kevin Kline shines as the notorious Hollywood lothario in his final days. Read story.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Review: Frank

Frank is the bittersweet monument that contemporary rock deserves. Read story.

Friday, August 29, 2014
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