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  • 'Citizenfour' a compelling look at Edward Snowden's actions

    'Citizenfour' a compelling look at Edward Snowden's actions
    Be afraid. Be very afraid. This in essence is the message of "Citizenfour," Laura Poitras' highly anticipated documentary on Edward Snowden's decision to expose the National Security Agency's ravenous appetite for clandestinely collecting the personal...
  • Nonprofit takes on Liberia's 'other crisis'

    Nonprofit takes on Liberia's 'other crisis'
    Much is made of the fact that the Baltimore region has no Fortune 500 companies — and only a few in the Forbes 1000 — but you hardly ever hear anyone brag about the number of international do-good organizations with headquarters here. Let me...
  • Searchlight's grand challenge: 'Budapest Hotel' for best picture

    We've been deluged with dozens of variations of "Birdman Soars" headlines in the last couple of days, as Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's ambitious tale of a onetime comic book movie star's quest for reinvention opened to great business last weekend,...
  • Stem cell treatments show promise for some feline health issues

    Stem cell treatments show promise for some feline health issues
    When it comes to cats, nearly everything modern veterinary medicine knows about their health and welfare has been learned through studies funded by the non-profit Winn Feline Foundation. From the very food most cats eat to treatments for a wide range of...
  • Political fictions no stranger than reality — but at least they're less depressing

    Political fictions no stranger than reality — but at least they're less depressing
    In an early scene on "Madam Secretary" — a kinda Hillary Clinton political soap opera on CBS — our heroine mucks horse manure out of a barn. As played by Tea Leoni, Madam Secretary is a former CIA-analyst-turned-professor in the Virginia...
  • Christopher Nolan injects his sci-fi with soul

    Christopher Nolan injects his sci-fi with soul
    Near the end of Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," as this vast science fiction blockbuster-to-be neared its third hour, the floodgates burst: My chin quivered (check), tear ducts filled (check), cheeks grew warmer (check). And yup, I cried. Sneaking a...
  • John Kass: Political fictions no stranger than reality -- but at least they're less depressing

    In an early scene on "Madam Secretary" -- a kinda Hillary Clinton political soap opera on CBS -- our heroine mucks horse manure out of a barn. As played by Tea Leoni, Madam Secretary is a former CIA-analyst-turned-professor in the Virginia horse country,...
  • Review: 'Tracks' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Tracks' ★★★ 1/2
    All filmgoers have their blind spots, their sore spots and their limits. You may, for example, read about the new film "Tracks," based on the 1980 travel memoir by Robyn Davidson. If Davidson's story is foreign to you, and you know only that the film's...
  • Is AFI Fest's opener the awards-season version of the SI cover jinx?

    Is AFI Fest's opener the awards-season version of the SI cover jinx?
    The AFI Fest's opening night gala might be the award season's equivalent of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx. Consider the quartet of movies that have christened the Hollywood film festival the last four years -- "Love & Other Drugs," "J. Edgar,"...
  • Worst Writers Sought

      I announced this last week in my column, but I figured I also should put the word out here about this year’s local version of the Bulwer-Lytton bad writing contest.   Here’s a quick review of what this is about. The international contest,...
  • The Biblioracle: The rest of the best-sellers

    The Biblioracle: The rest of the best-sellers
    The route to the New York Times Best Seller list has gotten a little shorter. The reason? They've added more lists. It's kind of like Costco opening more lines when the existing ones get too long because nothing kills the shopper's high of getting...