Arts & Entertainment


A book of considerable consequence: "Chasing the Scream"

"Why did the drug war start and why does it continue and what happens if you choose a radically different policy?"


Today in history: Beethoven's opera "Fidelio" in Berlin, 1945

"A political prisoner's wife goes undercover, infiltrates the family of the prison guard and frees her husband from a secret dungeon just as the tyrant is about to kill him."



This poem is a response to the refugee/migrant crisis now engulfing Europe.


"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.


"The Water Diviner": A farmer's post-war search for closure

We saw this film because we've consistently been impressed with Australian movies. We weren't disappointed.


Big Muddy movies: The top ten Vietnam War films

Today is the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War; a great way to reflect is through 'Nam war movies.


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.


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.


Selma: The real winner of every Oscar in sight

The crowd at the Academy Award ceremony stood and cheered. Somebody said that Selma stole the show. How true.


Brad Pitt fires last shot in “Fury”

The film does boast some excellent performances, but by the second half, the script turns utterly preposterous.

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