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Review: The Signal

Santa Ynez filmmaker William Eubank cowrites and directs this stunning sci-fi thriller about space, love, and human vulnerability. Read story.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Review: Chinese Puzzle

Writer/director Cédric Klapisch’s final installment in his trilogy is a fun-loving romp with an identity crisis. Read story.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Review: Edge of Tomorrow

This film's script twists around like its aliens, and it’s all visually arresting. Read story.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Review: Words and Pictures

Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche seem sexier debating aesthetic issues in front of students than when making out in a waterfront art studio. Read story.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Review: The Fault in Our Stars

John Green’s best-selling young-adult novel has been turned into a film that lives up to its source material. Read story.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Review: The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine deliver a jumbled murder mystery based on some wonderfully bizarre real-life events. Read story.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Review: Maleficent

This movie’s dimwitted concept mimics the same urge that created the long-running Broadway hit Wicked. Read story.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Review: Ida

The outcome of this spiritual odyssey is nowhere near as interesting as the scenes that director Pawel Pawlikowski creates. Read story.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Like all cool old Marvel Comics, Future Past leaves you wishing for a time machine to find out what wonders the future might hold. Read story.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Review: The Immigrant

Marion Cotillard steals the show in this period piece about a woman who falls prey to two men following her arrival at Ellis Island. Read story.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Review: Only Lovers Left Alive

Jim Jarmusch’s latest is a visually dazzling film that suffers from its script’s patronizing tone. Read story.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Review: Godzilla

Gareth Edwards delivers a wonderful reworking of the Godzilla myth, complete with citywide destruction and fire breathing. Read story.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

DamNation Comes Home

The award-winning environmental documentary, produced by Patagonia head Yvon Chouinard and UCSB grad Matt Stoecker, premieres May 21. Read story.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Review: Neighbors

Rose Byrne steals the show in this tale about a married couple pitted against their new frat house neighbors. Read story.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Review: Locke

Tom Hardy delivers a powerful performance in this nuanced one-character film from writer/director Steven Knight. Read story.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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