Miyazaki craftsmanship tells small-scale story in ‘Poppy Hill’ The latest from Japanese anime master Hayao Miyazaki’s famed Studio Ghibli is From Up...
‘The Hobbit’ wanders too far from its own creative shire
Five things to be grateful for in the fifth and final ‘Twilight’ film
Any way you want it? Not quite. Try as it might, ‘Rock of Ages’ never quite finds the right rhythm
‘Moonrise Kingdom’ rises high. Why it’s Wes Anderson’s best film in a decade
Ewan McGregor on ‘Salmon Fishing …’ the state of today’s independent films and the trick to catching memorable roles
Local filmmakers Foster and Kimberly Gamble unlock a universal code that they believe will dramatically shift today’s social systems and alter the...
This one’s a keeper. A film that has smatterings of What The Bleep Do We Know? yet manages to tell a more...
Monterey Bay Area filmmaker makes it to Sundance
Nicole Kidman is back on her game here. (Sorry Nic, I had trouble understanding your reasoning behind Stepford Wives, Bewitched, Birth, The...
Surf activist’s new video makes a splash—just in time for holiday shopping
New leadership preserves intrepid, independent vision in Santa Cruz Film Festival IX One-woman human dynamo Jane Sullivan may be out of the...
Revamped ‘Trek’ will live long and prosper because it boldly goes where no ‘Star Trek’ has gone before
Dustin Lance Black's ties to the Central Coast helped craft the powerful civil rights tale
The legend's past comes to life in a moving doc
As director of the Santa Cruz Film Festival, Jane Sullivan is a wild ball of energy.
Emile Hirsch explores inner landscapes in ‘Wild’
He’s not done yet. Why Peter Fonda hopped on the testosterone train in ‘3:10 to Yuma’
The adventurous Chris Sharma on tough rock climbs and what life looks like on top of the world
How newcomer Nikki Blonsky went from wannabe to gotta-see in ‘Hairspray’
Local marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols, delivers a sobering message about the state of the world’s oceans
Actor-director David Arquette unleashes his cinematic odyssey, ‘The Tripper,’ at the Santa Cruz Film Festival
In ‘Grindhouse,’ Freddy Rodriguez morphs into one fiery little torpedo
The ’60s, RFK and the hope for great change blend well in a moving ‘Bobby’
‘Fast Food Nation’ author Eric Schlosser ponders the big-screen version of his best-selling read
The Hedwig alum opens up—real wide
With ‘Kong,’ Peter Jackson uncages a bold, fascinating new look at an old beast
It's Crouching Cowboy, Hidden Gay Man in Ang Lee’s beautifully crafted masterpiece
Re-imagined superhero saves a dying film franchise
‘Revenge of Sith’ satisfies in its attempts to bring the Star Wars saga full circle