Arts & Entertainment


Sci-fi in “Tomorrowland” makes a good point

It's refreshing to see science fiction used for something that isn't dystopian!


Progressive cinema clips: Cinetopia, Robeson film, "Chiraq"

Detroit area film lovers are being treated to a new version of the Cinetopia Film Festival, now in its fourth year and growing rapidly.


The cost of fame: “The Cult of JT Leroy"

The film shows how nonfiction becomes novelized, with dramatization and confabulation fobbed off as "news" and "truth."


The fetishism of commodities: "Mad Men," capitalism, and its discontents

What made "Mad Men" arguably the greatest dramatic series in American TV history is that there was a method to its madness. 


“Kung Fury”: 1980s-inspired action movie, released on YouTube

From the very first opening scene, you can tell that you are going to be in for some physics-defying action and fun.


East meets island: movies from Asian Pacific Film Festival

The 31st Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival continues to serve as a gateway for features, shorts, animation, and documentaries.


"Mad Men" ends, but is it the real thing?

McCann expressed in its ad the truth that the violent, warring world could use a little harmony.


Lead-up to Tribeca: Havana Film Fest, games for change

Despite great diversions, Tribeca was calling me with an enticing list of films.


“Ex Machina”: what will the androids do?

You can tell when a movie was a genuine art experience if you're still thinking about it a week after you saw it.


To drone or not to drone? - "Good Kill" asks the question

A film has been made dramatizing the dubious Unmanned Aerial Vehicle program and the controversies surrounding it.

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