Arts & Entertainment

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-tland.jpg

Sci-fi in “Tomorrowland” makes a good point

It's refreshing to see science fiction used for something that isn't dystopian!

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-slee.jpg

Progressive cinema clips: Cinetopia, Robeson film, "Chiraq"

Detroit area film lovers are being treated to a new version of the Cinetopia Film Festival, now in its fourth year and growing rapidly.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-chmayor520x300.jpg

A would-be Gorbachev in the People’s Republic: “The Chinese Mayor”

This film is an insider's look at Geng Yanbo, the reform-minded mayor of Datong, one of the People's Republic of China's most polluted cities.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-jtcult520x320.jpg

The cost of fame: “The Cult of JT Leroy"

The film shows how nonfiction becomes novelized, with dramatization and confabulation fobbed off as "news" and "truth."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-patherpanchali20091116.jpg

Ray’s eye: The magnificent Apu Trilogy rides again

Before there was Bollywood or "The Mindy Project" there was Satyajit Ray, India's movie maestro.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-alohamvie.jpg

Controversial Aloha co-stars Hawaiian independence leader

A lynch mob is attacking writer/director Cameron Crowe's new movie "Aloha," which opened May 29.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-kungfury520x300.jpg

“Kung Fury”: 1980s-inspired action movie, released on YouTube

From the very first opening scene, you can tell that you are going to be in for some physics-defying action and fun.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-thefourthnobletruth.jpg

When Aaron met Rachel: "The Fourth Noble Truth"

While at first the discussions about the tenets of Buddhism do raise some consciousness and are absorbing and educational, Noble quickly runs out of steam.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-lapff520.jpg

East meets island: movies from Asian Pacific Film Festival

The 31st Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival continues to serve as a gateway for features, shorts, animation, and documentaries.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-clipfrommovie.jpg

Lead-up to Tribeca: Havana Film Fest, games for change

Despite great diversions, Tribeca was calling me with an enticing list of films.

1 2 3 420