The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 21, was held beneath an elaborate tent constructed at Santa Monica Beach.
The crowd at the Academy Award ceremony stood and cheered. Somebody said that Selma stole the show. How true.
Sir Sidney Poitier, Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE), was born in Miami, Fla., on February 20, 1927, of Bahamian parentage.
This play is essentially about fringe characters yearning to get away from their boring existences.
The film Field of Honor puts the viewer in mind of the adage, "It's a rich man's war and a poor man's fight."
The Water Engine opens in the red glow of flames from a factory furnace, while workers operate drill presses and grinding wheels in a shower of sparks.
Swiss co-writer/director Stefan Haupt's The Circle (Der Kreis) is a strong fact-based drama about the struggle for gay rights in Switzerland.
Seven Days in May is a fine example of art that entertains but that also provides strong insight.
The picture "10 Items or Less," from 2006, is the sort of gentle, insightful film I wish they made more of.
There's no shortage of creativity out there. It's simply a matter of whether it's being repressed. And it is - in the interest of profit. Another effect of capitalism.