Arts & Entertainment


Lesbian-themed film “Carol” in the era of conformity

This is a slow-moving, deliberately paced character study of lovers whose sexual orientation challenges and threatens the status quo. 


“Forsaken”: Middle-aged gun Jack Bauer home on the deranged range

Unless you are a diehard Western fan you may find this godforsaken flick torture to sit through.


Film fatales: Women in solidarity against Hollywood sexism

In this male dominated industry, women filmmakers support one another. It's no surprise then that national collective Film Fatales is gaining traction.


“The Man Who Knew Infinity”: An infinitely rewarding film

"I found this film to be an infinitely rewarding biopic that showed 'math is an art, not a science.' "


California rolls in new film “East Side Sushi”

Anthony Lucero's fine film uses the framework of food film to deftly explore class, work, ethnicity, and sexism.


“Meet the Patels" is about an immigrant marriage mania

Its unidirectional drive makes it too predictable, although viewers will certainly laugh and enjoy themselves.


"Who is Gil Scott-Heron?" is tribute to late poet-musician

A new film is being screened in select cities this summer that focuses on the life of the late poet-musician, Gil Scott-Heron.


“Ricki and the Flash”: blinded by the light

The cast tried so hard. But the jokes were tortured and the warmth didn't reach room temperature.


Marlon rides again: Hey Brando!

Stevan Riley's great new documentary "Listen to Me Marlon"  is a must-see for viewers interested in film/theater history, the art of acting, celebrity activism, and Brando the man and artist.


“The End of the Tour” is more snore than tour

Really, whose idea was it to film a blabfest about a guy purportedly on anti-depressants?

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