Arts & Entertainment

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Rushes to judgment: Top 10 assassination / conspiracy movies

Conventional thinkers, hacks and propagandists may seek to perpetrate and perpetuate lone gunman, magic bullet and other cover-ups about assassinations and the like - but the big screen knows better!

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“Thor” sequel another hard-hitter

As superhero flicks go, this one is still pretty standard fare for the casual viewer, but that doesn't mean it's not enjoyable.

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"Dallas Buyers Club": We're surprised you're even alive

Dallas Buyers Club is an uplifting morality tale that's about as good as the art of cinema gets.

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“Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” to be shown in Baltimore

MICA keeps the focus on the crisis of mass incarceration in the United States with a showing Nov. 14 of the film "Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners."

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What’s up with Cuban films?

Since there are so few films coming to us out of Cuba, it's always a momentous occasion to see them - whether good or bad. 

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Horror movies with a conscience?

The movies that follow are fantasies based on real, immediate, contemporary threats.

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Take heart in struggle for freedom, see “12 Years a Slave”

Based on a narrative written by Northrup in 1853, the film takes you inside slavery, from the slaves' point of view.

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Great outer space “Gravity” and other film pleasures

I must start with the most stunning, a 3D film that had me jumping and falling out of my seat throughout the entire exasperating journey.

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Cutting-edge films bring Middle East headlines to life

Last month's Toronto International Film Festival featured, among its 146 world premieres from 70 countries, cutting-edge films from the greater Middle East - the cutting edge of not only technology but coverage of critical world events.

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“The Summit:” Adventure, death, jaw-dropping cinematography

The Summit provokes many questions, but should appeal to aficionados of adventure (in particular mountaineering).

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