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Film Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

“Characters” is an understatement in The Grand Budapest Hotel
“Characters” is an understatement in The Grand Budapest Hotel

With the modus operandi of most modern Hollywood skewing more and more toward gritty tones and unrelenting realism even in their genre films, it is a breath of fresh air to have something as whimsical as Wes Anderson’s colorful new fairytale on theater screens. Continue reading…


San Diego Latino Film Festival Brings the Scary and the Bizarre

For the 21st time annually, the San Diego Latino Film Festival will bring a variety of films, events, special guests, and activities that celebrate the work of Latinos in cinema. The genre sidebar “Un Mundo Extraño” is a recent addition to the festival. Continue reading…

Film Review: The Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2014 – Documentary

Matthew Boger and Tim Zaal in Facing Fear
Facing Fear

Every year around Oscar season, different folks clamor to get their hands on those films that have been nominated. Oscar-watching parties abound, instant-streaming services tax bandwidth, and workplace conversations include thoughts about that year’s contenders for cinema’s most coveted honor. Many go as far as to seek out films in the animation or foreign categories. The films in the short film categories, however, seem to be the least sought out of the bunch, and that is unfortunate considering all that the short form has to offer. Continue reading…