Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Folksinger in hell

The Coen brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' delves into the divide between the artist's great work and his miserable life

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Where ‘The Exorcist’ came from

Sure, it's a scary movie, but 40 years ago, 'The Exorcist' was something more than that; it was the primal-scream expression of the Great American Freakout of 1973

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

The Newman race

The son, nephew and cousin of Hollywood music greats, Thomas Newman has jumped into the family business and built a magnificent career

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Shooting the surf

Painter-turned-filmmaker Nadia Turlow turns her attentions to surf maverick Chris Bertish in her new film 'Ocean Driven'

Friday, July 5th, 2013

‘Storm’ surge

New 3-D surf film features both killer scenes of big-wave surfing and a reflective side on the costs of the surfing life

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Distilled images

With their new production company The Distillery, Jono Schaferkotter and Vanessa Tomasello are planning to spark a filmmaking culture in Santa Cruz

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Lame fame

Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring' offers a sly portrait of the shallowness of contemporary culture without judgment

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Man of Lead

The new Superman reboot 'Man of Steel' turns an uncomplicated hero into just another conflicted bore

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Patrick Trefz – ‘Artist’s Blood’

It wasn’t until the very early part of the 20th century that the idea of the artist as an independent thinker took hold in the West. For almost 900 years before, each provenance maintained a dogma about...

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

What climate change?

By WALLACE BAINE There isn’t a lot of artfulness in the title of Craig Scott Rosebraugh’s political documentary “Greedy Lying Bastards.” But then again, the film, playing a four-day run at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz...

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