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Review: Cinderella

Lily James stars in this live-action remake of the 1950 cartoon classic. Read story.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The major problem with this sequel is that it relies too heavily on recycled television sitcom jokes. Read story.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Review: Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Ronit Elkabetz writes, directs, and stars in this powerful film about one woman’s fight for freedom. Read story.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Review: Chappie

Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi mess gets sort-of saved by rave-rappers Die Antwoord. Read story.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Review: The Lazarus Effect

Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, and Evan Peters star in a film written by Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater and directed by David Gelb. Read story.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Garage Band Confidential: Watch The Seeds: Pushin’ Too Hard

Director Neil Norman’s documentary will screen at Carpinteria’s Plaza Playhouse Theater on March 7. Read story.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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
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