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Arts & Entertainment Reviews

Review: Interstellar

Christopher Nolan’s latest is a spectacularly mind-bending, affecting space opus with epic ambitions. Read story.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Review: Batsheva Dance Company at the Arlington Theatre

The group from Israel presents the evening-length SADEH21 on Tuesday, November 4. Read story.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Review: Nightcrawler

Jake Gyllenhaal proves that he shines his brightest when he’s channeling the unstable and morally depraved. Read story.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Photo Gallery: Día de los Muertos at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The Bowl's second annual Day of the Dead celebration featured multiple bands, massive face painting stations, stunning art installations, and much more. Read story.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Review: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

The reason to love this film lies almost completely in its performances. Read story.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Review: Young the Giant at UCSB’s Thunderdome

Nearly 2,500 Gauchos braved the rain for this first-ever Halloween show in the Thuderdome. Read story.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Review: Ballet Boyz at Campbell Hall

This triumph of virtuosity could easily have been under-appreciated because of its flawless execution. Read story.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Review: Joshua Bell and Alessio Bax at the Granada Theatre

In a recital that was a feast for refinements and subtleties, Joshua Bell and Alessio Bax appear to enjoy an ideal partnership. Read story.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Review: The Blue Room

This stunning, stylish French thriller falls short in its final moments. Read story.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Review: State Street Ballet at the Granada Theatre

The balance of male-female power was celebrated in and highlighted by two diverse works. Read story.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review: White Bird in a Blizzard

You want Blizzard to spiral out into an Unsolved Mysteries–style suburban whodunnit, but instead we get an hour of confused hardheartedness. Read story.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Book Review: Let the Clock Run Wild

Two S.B. women compiled an anthology of stories from seniors throughout the country called Let the Clock Run Wild: Wit and Wisdom from Boomers and Bobbysoxers. Read story.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review: inch4inch at the Arts Fund Gallery

With inch4inch, curator Philip Koplin zooms in on some big shots. Read story.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review: Fury

Great war movies ride a razor’s edge, the thin line between exhilaration and horror, and this movie does that well. Read story.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review: Ray LaMontagne at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The singer hooked the audience with his range of musical hues and lit up the night like a supernova. Read story.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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