Dr. Dre, record producer and Grammy-winning rapper, born Andre Romelle Young in Compton, Calif., in 1965, turns 50 today.
The film Field of Honor puts the viewer in mind of the adage, "It's a rich man's war and a poor man's fight."
The Water Engine opens in the red glow of flames from a factory furnace, while workers operate drill presses and grinding wheels in a shower of sparks.
Swiss co-writer/director Stefan Haupt's The Circle (Der Kreis) is a strong fact-based drama about the struggle for gay rights in Switzerland.
L.A. Opera has launched "a city-wide celebration of the revolutionary spirit of Beaumarchais' "Figaro."
Seven Days in May is a fine example of art that entertains but that also provides strong insight.
The picture "10 Items or Less," from 2006, is the sort of gentle, insightful film I wish they made more of.
There's no shortage of creativity out there. It's simply a matter of whether it's being repressed. And it is - in the interest of profit. Another effect of capitalism.
The "Afonya" story remains relatable and enjoyable today as well as being an interesting glimpse into the ups and downs of the Soviet experiment.
Director Mann has made the tried and true thriller genre timely and cutting edge, as well as sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat exciting.