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Arts & Entertainment Reviews

‘Love, Cecil’ Captures Life of Photog Cecil Beaton

Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s documentary does a smashing job of filling in the blanks and chronology of this restless, multitalented Brit. Read story.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ at PCPA

Christopher Durang’s comedy gets a sparkling new production at Solvang Festival Theater. Read story.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Freestyle Explosion at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Dance hits of the 1980s still hold up decades later. Read story.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

‘Sorry to Bother You’ Shines Spotlight on Problems in Capitalist Culture

Director Boots Riley’s film spins a hurricane of gripping, Dada-esque events. Read story.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

‘Grease’ Goes Big at SBCC

There’s a lot to like about this ambitious production, which runs through July 28. Read story.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

‘Tyrant’ Compares Shakespeare Villains to President

Stephen Greenblatt has written a book about Donald Trump’s presidency without ever mentioning him by name. Read story.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

‘Stamped from the Beginning’

Ibram X. Kendi makes clear our history as a nation cannot be fully understood without an understanding of racism. Read story.

Monday, July 16, 2018

‘Deadpool 2’ Has Style All Its Own

Sequel has as much action, comedy, and cursing as one has come to expect from Deadpool. Read story.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

‘Tag’ Entertains with Stellar Cast

Plenty of creative license is taken and the story is over-the-top at times, but if you’re looking for a simple movie to watch with friends, Tag fits the bill nicely. Read story.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Mister Rogers Documentary Is Fluid Blend of Biography and Cultural History

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ incites viewers to reflect on the integrity and vulnerability of childhood. Read story.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Barry McGee at MCASB

Renowned graffiti artist's ‘SB Mid Summer Intensive’ impresses in quantity and quality. Read story.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Animated Nights at the Courthouse Sunken Gardens

UCSB’s Arts & Lectures presents its summer film series. Read story.

Monday, July 2, 2018

‘JuxtaPOSE’ at The Arts Fund

Four artists expand the field of portraiture. Read story.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Los Lobos Play Libbey Bowl

One of America’s greatest rock-and-roll bands made everyone believe in the possibility of summer. Read story.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

‘Summer Nocturne’ at SBMA

The ’70s show up in all their complex glory, combining celebration with criticism and offering much to consider for the present moment. Read story.

Thursday, June 28, 2018
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