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Arts & Entertainment Reviews

‘First Man’ Captures Spine-Rattling Ferocity of Spaceflight

Ryan Gosling’s Armstrong demystifies the American hero to a compelling degree. Read story.

Monday, October 22, 2018

‘The Sisters Brothers’: Sincere Moments of Brotherhood, Heart

Blends elements of an 1850s period film, namely hazard-laden brothels and violent gun-slinging, with an introspective look into machoism. Read story.

Monday, October 22, 2018

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’: An Entertaining Thriller

Mystery abounds in this twist-filled spectacle. Read story.

Friday, October 19, 2018

‘The Guilty’ Is Intense, Twist-Filled Film

Director Gustav Möller’s movie is as exciting as a cerebral, filmic venture and touching as a fully, knotty human story. Read story.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Keith Urban Rocks the Santa Barbara Bowl

Country music superstar put on an amazing show to a sold-out crowd of appreciative fans. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Kay Jamison Talks ‘An Unquiet Mind’

Author addresses positive solutions to managing mental illness. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

‘The Game’s Afoot’ at SBCC

The comic murder mystery revels in complex plot lines, Shakespearean allusions, and some daffy mayhem. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Company Wang Ramirez Wows Audience

French dance troupe presented a dazzling ‘Borderline.’ Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

‘The Bleeding Edge’ Tackles Health Care

Viewers will be aghast at the lengths to which the Food & Drug Administration goes to stonewall consumer advocates. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

‘Call Them by Their True Names’ Plants Seeds of Change

Solnit has a unique ability to render visible what was locked out of view by a mass media obsessed with the status quo. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Artist Dane Goodman Presents ‘Consorts’

A selective retrospective at UCSB’s College of Creative Studies gallery. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

‘The School for Lies’ Is a Boisterous, Self-Aware Comedy

The play brings the satire of French playwright Molière into the 21st century. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Jim Gaffigan Slays Crowd at Santa Barbara Bowl

The comedian talked horses, kids, and Hot Pockets. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Sammy Miller and the Congregation at SOhO

New Orleans-inspired band brings “joyful jazz” to appreciative audience. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

‘Chaplin’ Is Full-Throttle Modern Choreography

State Street Ballet imagines Charlie Chaplin for a new century. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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