Arts & Entertainment


Movies you might have missed: Missing

The 1982 film Missing, directed by Costa Gravas, dramatizes the case of Charles Harmon, an American freelance journalist, living and working in Chile.


"White Tiger": A movie you might have missed

This 2012 Russian mystery and action film examines a wartime legendary - or perhaps mythological - tank.



"The Production of Difference" examines worker division via racism

Examining "race management" during slavery, Western expansion, and early 20th century industrial production.


Seventy years since the end of WWII: "A Generation"

The struggle of Polish people after the invasion of Nazi Germany is portrayed well in this 1955 film.


Rossini's super cuts: The Barber of Seville in review

L.A. Opera's production of Rossini's The Barber of Seville is one of those things that can make you feel glad to be alive


"Fugue": Tell Tchaikovsky the news - sexual atonality

It was with great interest that I attended the world premiere of the cleverly titled "Fugue."


"Hitler's Rival": Book shines spotlight on Ernst Thalmann

While this book isn't a history of Nazi Germany or of the GDR, it does provide a historical glimpse into both societies.


"Queen & Country": No time for sergeant-majors

In the extremely enjoyable Queen & Country legendary English director John Boorman treads familiar ground we've seen in various films.


"Birdman," "Turner," "McFarland": Triple-header film review

My movie buddy and I didn't really mind seeing a movie about pretentious people, but we felt that the entire thing was pretentious.


Spirit Awards for Indies; Academy Awards highlights

The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 21, was held beneath an elaborate tent constructed at Santa Monica Beach.

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