The Best Picture Award winner at the 50th Annual Chicago International Film Festival went to the stunning Iranian film "The President."
This production of the Swedish playwright August Strindberg's 1900 "The Dance of Death," now playing in Pasadena, is expertly acted and directed.
The NSA and the National Security State have committed possibly irreparable damage to democracy itself, which depends on free speech and liberty of thought.
Reese Erlich's informative and insightful book "Inside Syria" brings to mind the Greek myth of a vast maze under the palace at Knossos.
LA Opera's edgy double feature takes this august art form in other directions and shows the possibilities of different modes of expression for the operatic medium.
Speaking as an occult enthusiast, I prepared myself for the possibility that this book would consist of clichéd assumptions about the occult. Fortunately, the author doesn't go that route.
Scandinavia showed up in full glory at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival. A Swedish film even won the coveted Best Foreign Film Audience Award.
The film does boast some excellent performances, but by the second half, the script turns utterly preposterous.
A stylish movie about a middle-class couple vacationing in the Alps with their childen, when something goes wrong to rock their relationships to the core.
"The Evolution of Bert" is a labor of love, "Dear White People" is bold and challenging.