Arts & Entertainment

Best Films Of 2019

Posted January 7, 2020 by

Much like looking for real information past the Orange Skull’s tweets, finding worthwhile films in 2019 which were more than another sequel or a by-the-numbers remake was difficult but not impossible.  The Roxie Theatre and Netflix proved particularly useful venues
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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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