Arts & Entertainment

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"Philomena:" heartbreak, fortitude, and search for closure

It's something of a "buddy movie," one of many where two people with great dissimilarities are teamed together in some common objective over which they have no agreement.

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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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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.

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Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” is Oscar material

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

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“Fruitvale Station”: an American tragedy

Ryan Coogler gives us Fruitvale Station as a symbolic recapitulation of the Stations of the Cross, recounting the last 30-plus hours of Oscar Grant III's life.

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Costa-Gavras thrills fans with “Capital”

Costa-Gavras is back with a new thriller about the banking industry.

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"Far Out Isn't Far Enough": unique art of Tomi Ungerer

Contrast, courage, and challenge ... these are the words one may think of when viewing "Far Out Isn't Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story," written, produced, and directed by Brad Bernstein.

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"Upstream Color": A vibrant puzzle of a film

Somebody is stalking successful young urban professionals, force-feeding them mind-nullifying worms, and exploiting their suggestive state to rob them of their homes, money and sense of confidence.

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“Crossfire Hurricane:” Rolling Stones at 50

The Rolling Stones may be sarcastic, misogynistic, and more than a little Jurassic, but they have come to define rock and roll.

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Lies, money, power, and the vile Donald Trump

"You've Been Trumped" is a sad tale about how Donald Trump used his money and power to destroy a fragile ecological zone on the Scottish coast and make the lives of residents miserable.

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