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Film Review: 'Nutcracker and the Four Realms' perfect for family holiday time

Film Review: ‘Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ perfect for family holiday time

With drawbridges, castle moats, marching tin soldiers, fog, ravens, shooting stars, and a truly mesmerizing Mouse King, along with a mysterious godfather scientist wearing an eye patch, there is plenty to interest viewers of all ages.
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Apple gifts us a headphone jack — and USB-C! — with new MacBook Air

Deep within the tech specs of the new MacBook Air (2018) is something many of us thought we'd never see: "3.5mm headphone jack" And with that, the seas parted. CEO Tim Cook descended, and bestowed old school love for the audio faithful. So, yes, the new MacBook Air has a bunch of...
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Top 10: Best horror movies of all-time

Okay, its that time of year again. A well-received reboot of Halloween just arrived, with Jamie Lee Curtis reprising the iconic role that would forever cement her as the scream queen -- and, further, create a "last girl" with brains, her performance paving the way for many more strong female...

Wanderlust: Three days of road-trippin’ foodie fun in Vermont, pt. 2

Travel writer Janice Nieder continues her Vermont road trip. The journey began in Part 1, and now continues... Day 2: Shelburne Farms & Basin Harbor Shelburne Farms is the first farm I’ve ever visited that I actually felt a little under-dressed for. After exploring the stunningly gorgeous pastoral landscapes and historic...
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Wanderlust: Three days of road-trippin’ foodie fun in Vermont, pt.1

Vermont could be the poster child for organic, farm-to-table, seasonal, artisanal, SCRUMPTIOUS food. Before my recent foodie foray there I was aware that they led the way when it came to cheddar cheese and maple syrup but I had no idea that was just the tip of the romaine! The...
Film Review: 'Time for Ilhan' is about the village, building it, believing in it, sustaining it.

Film Review: ‘Time for Ilhan’ is about the village, building it, believing in it, sustaining it

Of the many fine documentaries featured in the 2018 Mill Valley Film Festival, Time for Ilhan stands out for its sheer excitement and joy as we watch an essentially shy refugee embark on an amazing journey from wife and mother to an elected official in the city of Minneapolis. Ilhan...
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Comedy-drama ‘Green Book’ comes up big at Mill Valley Film Festival

Some indie film news out of San Francisco today. Peter Farrelly's Green Book has taken home the audience favorite award at the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF). Starring Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence, Far from Men) and Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Crossing Over), the comedy-drama continues to...
The Whistleblower of My Lai - Film Review

Film Review: ‘Whistleblower of My Lai’ a memorable fusion of opera and documentary

Jeanne Powell reviews The Whistleblower of My Lai, an outstanding documentary from the 2018 Mill Valley Film Festival. Connie Field is the director of this remarkable fusion of opera and documentary about the massacre of 500 Vietnamese civilians by American troops in 1968, and the courage of one young helicopter...
Cal Performances - Ibsen's An Enemy of the People Schaubühne, Berlin

Ibsen, with a side of local groupthink

Is truth more important than democracy? In Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, a doctor discovers that a spa town’s water source is polluted. He makes enemies as he tries to spread the news, which is sure to hurt the town economy. The attacks make him realize that the problem...
BlacKkKlansman - Interview with director Spike Lee

Spike Lee and ‘Blackkklansman’: We cannot move forward until we can agree that the U.S. was built on genocide and robbery

Recently at the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco, celebrated film director Spike Lee made an appearance. Favorable word of mouth and substantial press reviews of his latest film, Blackkklansman guaranteed a good turnout for his interview and subsequent showing of the film, already released nationwide. The Castro Theatre is...

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