‘Ramen Heads’ Takes Viewers on Mouth Watering Journey

Japanese documentary delves into the specialized world of legendary gourmet ramen makers. Read story.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

‘Thoroughbreds’ Portrays Contradictory Impulses of Affirmation and Destruction

Film homes in on the primitive and the savage at the core of WASP affluence. Read story.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

‘Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy’ Is Dreamy and Visually Gorgeous

Thomas Riedelsheimer’s documentary paints a portrait of an artist who continues to evolve and invent. Read story.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Third Annual Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival

This year’s roster includes features, shorts, and documentaries. Read story.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

‘The Party’ Tells of a Soiree Gone Wrong

The dark comedy posits that “right” and “wrong” are not always black and white, even though it may seem that way. Read story.

Friday, March 9, 2018

‘Oh Lucy!’ Goes Dark Before the Light Comes in Again

The film tells of a woman coming apart and looking for a way back into normality that has suddenly morphed. Read story.

Friday, March 9, 2018

‘Wormwood’ Probes Mysterious Death of CIA Biological Warfare Scientist

Errol Morris’s docudrama scrutinizes the alleged suicide of Frank Olson, who was found dead outside N.Y.C.’s Hotel Statler in 1953, having fallen from a 13th-floor window. Read story.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

‘The Insult’ Tackles Simmering Socio-Ethnic Rage Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian

Courtroom drama moves far beyond the trivial insult that serves as kindling for simmering socio-ethnic rage. Read story.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

‘Game Night’ Is Suspenseful and Side-Splittingly Funny

Directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein’s film is an exceptional story of dramatic irony. Read story.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

‘Annihilation’ Is Equal Parts Absorbing, Terrifying, and Discombobulating

Sci-fi horror film swings through its visual achievements and storytelling failures so fast it’ll leave your brain cramped and exhausted by the end. Read story.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

‘Early Man’ Is Centered on the Rediscovered Origins of Football

Though the film took zillions of pains-taking hours to make, it would have worked better if shorter. Read story.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Pollock Theater Screens ‘Gabriel over the White House’

Bizarre 1933 film offers up a ‘benevolent fascist’ fantasy. Read story.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Banff Mountain Film Festival Presents Alpine Adventures

High-altitude explorations are the subject of this cinematic lineup. Read story.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

SBIFF 2018’s Third Weekend Films

Award-winning films ‘Secret Ingredient,’ ‘Skid Row Marathon,’ and ‘The Last Suit’ screen at the Riviera Friday-Sunday, February 16-18. Read story.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

‘The 15:17 to Paris’ Reenacts 2015 Terrorist Attack

Clint Eastwood directs the three American heroes who helped subdue a gunman on a train to Paris. Read story.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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