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Michael Perry May 27, 2015 The radio host, songwriter, and bestselling author will sign and discuss The Jesus Cow, a comical novel about a cow whose fur has a pattern that resembles Jesus.  64 other events on Wednesday, May 27
 
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Tuesday, August 12,2014
Film

‘Calvary’ meshes a peculiar worldview with bleak dark comedy

John Michael McDonagh crafts another rural western that grapples with questions of faith

By Glenn Heath Jr.
John Michael McDonagh's Calvary shoves these sins out into the open in a darkly comic way, addressing the human contradictions and consequences wrought by such damning ideological policies.
Tuesday, August 12,2014
Film

‘Finding Fela’ uncovers a lost musical legend

Documentary about Nigerian activist and composer leads our rundown of films screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
A force for social change, Fela challenged the oppressive government with his politicized art and strange lifestyle.
Tuesday, August 5,2014
Film

‘Alive Inside’ resuscitates the soul with music

New documentary challenges old models for treating dementia and Alzheimer’s

By Glenn Heath Jr.
"I've forgotten so much," says an elderly female patient in the early moments of Alive Inside. Social-worker-turned-activist Dan Cohen, the documentary's primary subject, has heard these words before.
Tuesday, August 5,2014
Film

‘Singin’ in the Rain’ reminds us how quickly times can change

Classic musical starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
"Dignity, always dignity." The character Don Lockwood's trademark saying carries an ironic twinge in the early parts of Singin' in the Rain
Wednesday, July 30,2014
Film

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ rejuvenates the Marvel universe

James Gunn’s fresh and quirky space opera showcases a riotous band of outsiders

By Glenn Heath Jr.
What makes Guardians of the Galaxy so moving is its ability to meld rage with tenderness and heartache in a mainstream, entertaining package.
Wednesday, July 30,2014
Film

‘Happy Christmas’: nothing more than a yuletide doodle

Joe Swanberg’s new independent film starring Anna Kendrick leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Happy Christmas—opens Friday, Aug. 1, and screens through Aug. 7 at the Ken Cinema—finds the filmmaker once again dabbling in millennial malaise. 
Tuesday, July 22,2014
Film

Comic-con and box-office receipts are in a serious relationship

Annual mega-convention has us thinking about the summer of 2015, which may be the biggest ever

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The summer of 2015 looks like a safe bet to reinstall all the confidence Hollywood needs to keep churning out sequels, reboots and remakes at an alarming clip.
Tuesday, July 22,2014
Film

Paul Eenhoorn on acting and ‘Land Ho!’

New dramedy from Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The film explores themes of transition, emotional release and friendship in a tender way. It hinges entirely on the chemistry of the actors. 
Tuesday, July 15,2014
Film

The insane sincerity of ‘Wish I Was Here’

Zach Braff’s precious new dramedy leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
 Zach Braff means well. I truly believe that. How else can one rationalize the actor-turned-filmmaker’s insanely sincere view of the world. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions. 
Tuesday, July 15,2014
Film

Richard Linklater and ‘Boyhood’

Writer and director of epic new movie talks family, parenting and coming-of-age

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Richard Linklater’s new film, Boyhood, captures the reverie and conflict of never-ending growth. It’s an epic coming-of-age film about family, parenting, longing, desire, confusion, joy and memory.
 
 
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