Review: Dom Hemingway

Jude Law tackles the role of a doom-soaked loser in this mediocre story of a recently released convict. Read story.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Review: Enemy

Director Denis Villeneuve reteams with actor Jake Gyllenhaal for this heady suspense thriller about doppelgangers and alternative dimensions. Read story.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Vegans on Film

Marc Pierschel's documentary Live and Let Live captures the Earth Day spirit; screens April 22. Read story.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Review: Ernest & Celestine

Despite its worn out storyline, Ernest & Celestine provides pretty scenes, sweet drawings, and a universal message. Read story.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review: Oculus

The head-gaming only contributes to the power of this low-budget wonder. Read story.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review: The Lunchbox

First-time writer-director Ritesh Batra delivers a wonderful and unsuspecting little film about love the old-fashioned way. Read story.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson star in this second installment of the rebooted comic-book saga. Read story.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Review: Le Week-end

Despite the preview appearances, this is not just another feelgood British Viagromance. Read story.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Review: Noah

Darren Aronofsky’s arrogant Bible rewrite is equal parts nonsensical, boring, and strangely misogynist. Read story.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spike & Mike’s Animation Fest Is Back

The touring animation free-for-all comes to UCSB’s Campbell Hall on April 4. Read story.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Review: Muppets Most Wanted

It may not be as good as the last Muppets movie, but this installment still offers some great, hip surprises. Read story.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Review: Divergent

Moments of suspended disbelief ultimately get in the way of a complete good time, but there are plenty of small-plate treats along the way. Read story.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Review: Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

Nymphomaniac finds the intellectually director Lars von Trier addressing sex and the art of cinema in beguiling, dualistic ways. Read story.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson’s latest is beautiful and dazzling, but the story doesn’t quite live up to the best of its predecessors. Read story.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Review: Child’s Pose

Family matters in deep, sometimes agonizing ways in the remarkable Romanian film Child’s Pose. Read story.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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