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

Review: Need for Speed

A stellar cast makes this crazy — and crazy beautiful — car-racing movie well worth watching. Read story.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Review: Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Mr. Peabody and his boy get remade for the big screen. Unfortunately, the time travel clichés don’t live up to the punny original. Read story.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Review: The Great Beauty

Paolo Sorrentino’s Oscar winning film is an unabashed homage to the twin peaks of Fellini’s filmography. Read story.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Review: Son of God

This overly abridged, Cliff Notes–style accounting of the life of Jesus manages to bring the story to the big screen with some verve. Read story.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Review: The Last of the Unjust

Claude Lanzmann’s four-hour-long documentary offers a strangely fascinating study of one chapter of the Holocaust story. Read story.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Review: The Wind Rises

Hayao Miyazaki’s final film is no fantasy, but it’s still filled with enchantment. Read story.

Monday, March 3, 2014
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