The Charger Account

Fourth and final diary of a Film Festival-er

Fourth and final diary of a Film Festival-er

February 5, 2012

Harry Menear | Entertainment Editor | February 6, 2012  Well It's been an amazing week. I saw world premiers, took tea with directors, mingled with up-and-coming members of the press, had my articles condescendingly commented upon by irate readers, and met members of Hollywood's elite. Before presenting m...

Christopher Plummer receives the Modern Master Award

Christopher Plummer receives the Modern Master Award

By Editorial Board

February 2, 2012

By Tiana Raihn | Editor in Chief | February 2, 2012 The cameras flashed the second Christopher Plummer emerged from the limo and onto the red carpet. Plummer was honored with the Modern Master Award, which is given to an individual who has enriched culture through their motion picture accomplishments. He has been in the industry for almost 6o years and has been in ove...

Hunger Games #2 – Downtown Santa Barbara

Hunger Games #2 – Downtown Santa Barbara

By Kristen Gowdy

February 2, 2012

Charger Account Eating Section | February 2, 2012   Ben: "The champion of Asian cuisine strikes again" After Harry strategically whittled down my time by slacking off on breaking the twenty we were given, I knew I wouldn't have much time to spend my ten. I looked across the street ...

Diary of a Film Festival-er – Part 3

Diary of a Film Festival-er – Part 3

February 2, 2012

Harry Menear | Entertainment Editor | February 1, 2012 I began my film festival experience today, not with a film, but with food. I'd gotten my sleep-deprived behind downtown in time for darkly melancholic, psychological animation "Alois Nebel", only to find that it had been cancelled. Considering ...

SB Film Fest honors Martin Scorsese with American Riviera Award

SB Film Fest honors Martin Scorsese with American Riviera Award

January 31, 2012

Ben Sutton | Editor in Chief | January 31, 2012 In a red carpet event complete with paparazzi and excited fans, stars of the film industry swarmed Santa Barbara's Arlington Theater Monday night to honor the work of renowned film director Martin Scorsese. The American Riviera Award was established...

Diary of a film festival-er – Part 2

Diary of a film festival-er – Part 2

January 31, 2012

Harry Menear | Entertainment Editor | January 31, 2012 My second day at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival began at 1.40 with a showing of Samuel L. Jackson’s latest film “Samaritan”, which he produced and starred in. The first shot of the film is down a gun barrel, as a bloodied and bruised young man ...

Diary of a Film Festival-er

Diary of a Film Festival-er

January 29, 2012

Harry Menear | Entertainment Editor | January 29, 2012 My experience at the 2012 Santa Barbara International Film festival – something I’ve been eagerly anticipating since I first joined the paper a year ago - should have begun at 8 am today (January 28, 2012). Unfortunately, after a late night I lacked the necessary re...

Matters of music with Todd Borden

Matters of music with Todd Borden

January 23, 2012

Rachel Fry | Staff Writer | January 23, 2012 Everybody knows that music has changed over the years. Since today’s high school students weren’t around when the Beatles or Van Halen came to prominence, it’s very hard for them to think of them as anything except classic rock from the radio. Mr. Bo...

Restaurant Review: Via Maestra

Restaurant Review: Via Maestra

By Sarah O'Hara

January 19, 2012

Sarah O'Hara | Staff Writer| January 19, 2012 Located on upper State Street, Via Maestra is a little slice of Italian heaven. The restaurant has been serving up authentic Italian breakfast, lunch and dinner since 2001. Once you get inside the restaurant it can get a bit cramped but it’s all worth ...

Hunger Games

Hunger Games

January 17, 2012

Kristen Gowdy, Nicole Liu, Harry Menear, Ben Sutton | The Food Squad | January 17, 2012 It's a chilly evening in Santa Barbara's center for student debauchery: Isla Vista. By the time Editor in Chief Ben Sutton and I pull into the Freebirds Parking lot - a suitably ironic place to begin a quest f...

War Horse Review

War Horse Review

By Michael Aling

January 13, 2012

Michael Aling | Staff Writer | January 13, 2012 World War I was the most terrible conflict of its time. Men lined up in trenches, and charged across battlefields amongst clouds of mustard gas and exploding mortar shells. The terror and bloodshed spread across Europe, demanding enormous sacrifice from t...

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo starts series with a bang

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo starts series with a bang

January 11, 2012

By Ben Sutton | Co Editor-in-Chief | January 11, 2012 When I went to go see "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," I had no idea what to expect, but I left very satisfied. This movie's greatness is exemplified by its difficulty to categorize. Part action, part horror, part romance, and a big part ...

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