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Arts & Entertainment Reviews

‘I Am My Own Wife’

The solo show explores identity and survival. Read story.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

‘Hail, Caesar!’ Is Perfect Fun

George Clooney stars in latest Coen brothers flick about a kidnapped movie idol. Read story.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Santa Barbara Dance Theatre Delivers

SBDT debuted its 2016 season with a presentation of three fresh works by its past and present directors. Read story.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

‘Jane Got a Gun’ Is Plain-Jane

The Western seems scared of its own blue shadows on the trail. Read story.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Dido Project

Opera/Theater double feature at Westmont. Read story.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

‘See Rock City’ at Rubicon

Young actors shine in the second play of the Nibroc trilogy. Read story.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

'California 101'

UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum surveys California Art, 1940-2016. Read story.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SWMRS Bring Freedom to the FUNZONE

Bay Area punk band tears it up for gleeful Santa Barbara fans. Read story.

Friday, January 29, 2016

‘Anomalisa’ Breaks the Rules

Charlie Kaufman’s latest film turns stop animation on its head. Read story.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Santa Barbara Symphony

Bartók, Carrara, Handel, Gabrieli Read story.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Victor Hugo Zayas River Paintings

Giant paintings of the LA river at MOLAA Read story.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

‘13 Hours’ Is Not What You Imagine

Michael Bay brings the Benghazi attacks to a theater near you. Read story.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Tam Van Tran at MCASB

‘Aikido Dream’ emphasizes intuition and process. Read story.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

‘The Revenant’ Is Slow-Paced Suffering

Though cinematically beautiful, the film is too much slow-paced suffering. Read story.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

‘Joy’ a Joy to Watch

The movie doesn’t quite live up to the joys of “Silver Linings Playbook” or “American Hustle,” but it has subtle joys of its own. Read story.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
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