Arts & Entertainment

Films Of The 2010s: The Decade’s Best

Posted December 16, 2019 by

Prologue   A more qualitatively accurate but far longer title would lead to this writer’s murder by harried Beyond Chron staff, so shorter but somewhat inaccurate it is.  Honesty compels inserting a note that several highly praised films such as
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17th Third I Film Festival Reviews

Posted November 6, 2019 by

Vinnie Ann Bose’s animated short “What’s Your Brown Number?” gives colorism in Indian society a well-deserved mocking. The titular number refers to how darkly brown a particular Indian’s skin is.  Darker skin means possessing a higher brown number. But a
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22nd United Nations Association Film Festival Reviews

Posted October 22, 2019 by

Whatever feelings a person may have about the Chinese government’s machinery of dissention repression, its effectiveness in obstructing political naysaying can’t be denied.  The Great Firewall of China blocks Chinese Internet users from easily accessing information about their government’s brutal
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42nd Mill Valley Film Festival Reviews

Posted October 8, 2019 by

Ken Loach’s new film “Sorry We Missed You” delivers a quietly chilling study in slow death by capitalism.  Delivery driver Ricky and elder homecare worker Abby just want to better their family’s lives. But they’re unaware the gig economy system
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San Francisco Green Film Festival Reviews

Posted September 24, 2019 by

“Push,” “The River And The Wall” and “16 Sunrises” “Squat!  Squat! F**k the rich greedhead a**holes!” is definitely not a normal audience member reaction at the San Francisco Green Film Festival (hereafter SFGFF).  However, the 9th SFGFF’s Opening Night Film
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“Ms. Purple”–Review

Posted September 17, 2019 by

With “Ms. Purple,” Justin Chon’s follow-up to his acclaimed “Gook,” classical music gets turned into the inner voice of its central character Kasie.  That viola-heavy music mourns lost dreams and opportunities yet cannot envision the possibility of personal change. As
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