Arts & Entertainment

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-12YearsASlavePoster-1.JPG

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.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-grav520x300.jpg

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.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-THE-SQUARE-AhmedCinemaTahrir.jpg

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.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-mt540x300.jpg

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

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

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-pris520x300.jpg

New movies: thrillers, farmers, communists and Armstrong’s lie

Prisoners is a thriller allegory about U.S. foreign policy featuring a dream cast including Hugh Jackman, Terrence Howard, and Melissa Leo.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-giraffada01.jpg

Films depict Palestinians' tragedy, humanity

TORONTO - There's a definite increase of films by and about Palestinians being shown around the world, and several were shown at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-12years520x300.jpg

Toronto Festival: New films feature Wikileaks, American slavery, Bolivar

The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off another 10 day-run of amazing cinema Sept 5-15.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-movie520-300.jpg

Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” is Oscar material

After recent excursions in Europe, Woody Allen has brought his filmmaking back home, with excellent results.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-traverse-city2.jpg

A feast of films from Traverse City Film Festival

Another film feast for discerning viewers of progressive cinema has come to an end; here's the round up.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-thebutler450x300.jpg

"The Butler" brings civil rights era to life

Forest Whitaker Is incapable of anything that isn't stellar. The rest of the cast, basically everybody in Hollywood, Is completely stunning.

16 7 8 9 1014