Arts & Entertainment


“Jimmy’s Hall”: Ken Loach’s Irish working class heroes

"Jimmy's Hall" is about Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman deported as an illegal alien from Ireland, the land of his birth, without so much as a trial!


Today in history: Patrick Stewart turns 75

The highly accomplished, ever busy, and much beloved actor Patrick Stewart is 75 years old today.


A day in the life of film at Tribeca

"Armor of Light." "Good Kill," "Far from Men," "Trials of Constance Baker Motley," "Song of Lahore" and more.


Movie Review: "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl"

Half way through this film, I cried because it was so good at explaining the highs and lows, the pure misery, of adolescence.


More highlights of progressive cinema from Tribeca

Including "(T)ERROR," "Thought Crimes," "Tom Swift and his Electric Rifle (TASER)" and "Havana Motor Club."


LA Film Festival: "Mekko"

Sterlin Harjo's "Mekko" is a contemporary look at down and out Native Americans in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Hey, Boo: To stage a Mockingbird

Theater Review: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird; the Theatricum has its finger on the American pulse.


Christopher Lee, 93: the Count bows out

Lee, whose 70-year career spanned multiple mediums of art and several generations of audiences; his life was nearly as colorful and interesting as his later film roles would be.


Enigmatic Romanian film "The Japanese Dog" at SEEFest

Films such as enigmatically named The Japanese Dog represent the drama of everyday life, without a single solitary screeching car chase, explosion or shooting.


"Cartel Land" reviewed, and Mammoth Lakes Film Festival awards

"Cartel Land" deservedly won the Bravery Award; this is yeoman filmmaking, done at great risk to the filmmakers as well as the participants.

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