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  • Review: 'Belle' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Belle' ★&#9733 1/2
    "Belle" has a great, relatively unsung historical truth to tell. Its makers have chosen to illustrate that story prettily, rather than dramatize it three-dimensionally. But the cast brings the illustrations to life whenever and however they can. As Dido...
  • Review: 'The Retrieval' ★★★

    Review: 'The Retrieval' ★★&#9733
    Equal parts suspenseful road movie, persuasively detailed period drama and emotionally resonant coming-of-age story, "The Retrieval" is an outstanding example of regional indie filmmaking accomplished with limited resources and an abundance of skill....
  • Modern world is still premodern in many ways

    Nigeria's homegrown, al-Qaeda-linked militant group, Boko Haram, brags openly that it recently kidnapped about 300 young Nigerian girls. It boasts that it will sell them into sexual slavery. Those terrorists have a long and unapologetic history of...
  • 'Retrieval' a trek through dilemmas of slavery, manhood

    "The Retrieval" comes at you like a haunting slip of a memory, one that writer-director Chris Eska retrieves from a mostly forgotten era in unforgettable ways. The film takes place in the aftermath of the Emancipation Proclamation as the Civil War is...
  • Abducted Nigerian girls put terrorist group on world map

    Abducted Nigerian girls put terrorist group on world map
    The mass abduction of several hundred schoolgirls sparked outrage. But it was the rambling, hourlong Hausa-language video by the terrorist group’s leader that triggered a global uproar. In it, Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau threatened to sell...
  • Letter: There is no comfort in "so-called" phrase

    I am writing this letter to complain about your repeated use of the term “so-called” when describing the comfort women who are honored by the Glendale Comfort Women Statue. Brittany Levine has been covering the controversy over the Glendale...
  • Reel Critics: Rogen grows up? Well, sort of

    Reel Critics: Rogen grows up? Well, sort of
    Seth Rogen built a career in movies out of his pot-smoking, immature slacker persona. Irresponsible behavior, bad language and sexual shenanigans are always present in his films. But the lowbrow comedy is often made palatable by his likable, shaggy-dog...
  • Money and morality, the parallel between energy and slavery

    Step on the gas, step on a man . . . Writing recently in The Nation, Chris Hayes drew an intensely unnerving parallel between the use of fossil fuels as an energy source and the use of slave labor -- not a moral parallel, but a financial one, though...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'Non-Stop' Among Bona Film Group's China Releases

    "12 Years a Slave," "Non-Stop" and "The Grandmaster 3D" lead Bona Film Group's slate of upcoming films, the Chinese film producer and distributor said Tuesday. The company noted that the release dates of its movies could change and are subject to...
  • 'Family of Flagmakers' exhibit explores the lives of the women who made the Star-Spangled Banner

    'Family of Flagmakers' exhibit explores the lives of the women who made the Star-Spangled Banner
    There are two ghosts in "Family of Flagmakers," an exhibit at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House about the lives of the women who made the flag immortalized in verse by Francis Scott Key. "Family of Flagmakers" is described as the first exhibit ever to...
  • Daughter Of A Slave, With Deep Roots In Hartford

    Daughter Of A Slave, With Deep Roots In Hartford
    Frances Taylor Dunham Catlett, a social worker, painter and poet, came from an African American family with deep roots in Hartford. Many members of her extended family have made significant contributions in education, social work, the union movement,...