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Santa Clarita International Film Festival kicks off Thursday

News release   December is here and the Santa Clarita International Film Festival is prepping for its opening night.  The Santa Clarita International Film Festival is scheduled to begin on Thursday at 5 p.m., and will continue its four-day run with the awards ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 11, and the festival concluding on the night of Sunday, Dec. 12.  SCIFF has obtained more than 100 short and feature films that will be screened daily

Jed Blaugrund | ‘Dune‘ is an extraordinary accomplishment

4/4 stars  “Dune” Warner Brothers Directed by Denis Villeneuve Rated PG-13 (some disturbing images; sequences of strong violence, suggestive material) 155 minutes Now playing at Laemmle Newhall and Regal Edwards Valencia   A

Jed Blaugrund | ‘Halloween Kills’ is a nasty trick

1 star  “Halloween Kills” Universal Pictures Directed by David Gordon Green Rated R (language/grisly images/some drug use/strong bloody violence) 105 minutes  When it was announced in 2017 that the talented director

‘SCRUM’ to premiere at Laemmle Theater

By Selina Thomas For The Signal  “SCRUM,” A critically acclaimed documentary film likened to a real-life “Remember the Titans,” will make its world premiere here in Santa Clarita on Sunday.  While Santa Clarita

Jed Blaugrund | ‘Malignant’ not worthy of third-act twist

“Malignant,” James Wan’s new horror franchise-to-be, is American giallo, an Italian sub-genre of horror thriller that generally includes a few consistencies: bloody ritualistic murders, rudimentary investigative work by so-so detectives, and a vulnerable female lead who serves as the killer’s ultimate target.   Dario Argento

Santa Clarita native pursues his creativity

Santa Clarita native Connor Garelick wasn’t one of those kids who grew up dreaming of entering the entertainment industry, rather as someone who simply loved

COC professor premieres short film

When COVID-19 forced the film industry to shut down, many filmmakers got creative, finding ways to keep productions small in order to continue their work.