Arts & Entertainment


"Eat With Me": You may be hungry an hour after this tasty coming-out tale

"Eat With Me" alternates between being an enjoyable, poignant coming-out comedy drama and a paint-or rather film-by numbers story.


“Ida”: Women discover socialist Poland and themselves

It's a road picture, as the two women go back to their family's homestead and figure out what happened.


Hollywood Heritage celebrates 100 years of filmmaking in Hawaii

Ed Rampell will give a video presentation with laser focus on Hollywood feature films and television productions that are shot and set in Hawai'i.


Entrapment, food wars, and capitalism in three films

A film that debuted at the recent Tribeca Film Festival offers compelling evidence that our government has gone too far in "protecting" its citizens.


"Belle": young love in shadow of the slave trade

This historical drama takes up Belle's first encounters with young love, the stratified class system of the times, and disgusting forms of chauvinism.


The war on film

As the generation who fought in World War II dwindles in numbers, we are losing crucial first-hand testimony of the heroic struggles to defeat fascism.


Progressive cinema: Whistleblowers at Tribeca

Certainly the film of most interest to progressives at the Tribeca Film Festival this year would be 1971directed and written by Johanna Hamilton.


Unique films get honors at Tribeca Film Fest

The 12-day festival co-founded by Robert De Niro screened 89 feature films and 57 shorts to an audience of almost a half a million viewers.


"The Galapagos Affair, Satan Came to Eden" film review

The atavistic impulse to "get away from it all" and "return to nature" has been a literary theme since Robinson Crusoe and the Swiss Family Robinson cast away on desert islands.


"Alphaville" totalitarian fears still relevant decades later

Almost 50 years later, the prescient Godard's sci fi classic takes on a whole new dimension as a parable of the NSA national security surveillance state.

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