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Literary Arts Festival Apr 27, 2015 This 19th annual fest features a diverse range of readings, workshops, signings, panel discussions and more from established and respected authors from around the country. From Monday, April 27 to Thursday, April 30. 60 other events on Monday, April 27
 
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New indie starring Rinko Kikuchi leads our rundown of movies screening around town

 

 
 
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Wednesday, December 18,2013
Film

‘American Hustle’ is a stylized and farcical mess

David O’Russell’s Abscam film leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
David O'Russell's surefire Oscar nominee American Hustle is a bona fide mess, melding stylistic references and tones with reckless abandon.
Wednesday, December 18,2013
Film

Oscar Isaac can’t escape from tomorrow in ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Joel and Ethan Coen’s new film harmonizes a talented artist’s fall from grace

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The human centerpiece of Joel and Ethan Coen’s wonderful Inside Llewyn Davis is indeed a man of melancholy.
Wednesday, December 11,2013
Film

Liven up your holidays at the movies

A seasonal film guide leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Gremlins is one of the great films about the Reagan era, but it's also one of the best subversions of the Christmas-film genre.
Wednesday, December 11,2013
Film

Paul Walker was one determined daddy in ‘Hours’

Hurricane Katrina drama showcases a performer of deceptive range

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Hours, which opens Friday, Dec. 13, at AMC Plaza Bonita, is set on the eve of Hurricane Katrina in a city hospital where multiple stories seem to be colliding at once.
Wednesday, December 4,2013
Film

Mexico at a moral crossroads in ‘Narco Cultura’

Documentary about narco corridos leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Late in Narco Cultura, yet another documentary about the various ways cartel trafficking impacts Mexican life, journalist Sandra Rodriguez makes a profound statement.
Wednesday, December 4,2013
Film

‘Out of the Furnace’ argues that we are all walking dead

Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson shine in flawed revenge thriller

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Bodies and carcasses: One can hardly tell them apart in Scott Cooper’s Out of the Furnace. Every male character in this brooding mountain noir is a human slab of meat, waiting to get punctured by a bullet or pummeled by a fist.
Tuesday, November 26,2013
Film

Fortitude is the American dream in ‘Nebraska’

Alexander Payne’s latest finds Bruce Dern and Will Forte searching for a foothold

By Glenn Heath Jr.
With so much subtext populating every scene, Nebraska—which opens Friday, Nov. 29, at Hillcrest Cinemas—is at its best during silent moments traversing the hypnotic and vast landscape of the region.
Tuesday, November 26,2013
Film

‘Go for Sisters’ is a story of old friends and new beginnings

New John Sayles film leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
None of John Sayles' films feel quite like Go for Sisters, the director's new effort, which opens Friday, Nov. 29, at the Ken Cinema and screens for only one week.
Wednesday, November 20,2013
Film

‘The Broken Circle Breakdown’ finds two crazy hearts split in half

Bluegrass love story from Belgium leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The yearning twang of bluegrass brings Belgian musicians Didier (Johan Hldenbergh) and Elise (Veerle Baetens) together in The Broken Circle Breakdown and beguiles them through all the heartaches and tragedies that follow.
Wednesday, November 20,2013
Film

‘Catching Fire’ ignites a revolution

The end is nigh for totalitarianism in ‘Hunger Games’ sequel

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Will the revolution be televised? That’s the burning question at the heart of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, a sneaky and effective film adaptation of the second novel in Suzanne Collins’ mega-popular young-adult trilogy.
 
 
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