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Art - A Spoonful of Sugar-- Not Saccharine The Big Sick: A Film Review

June 20, 2017

A Spoonful of Sugar-- Not Saccharine
The Big Sick: A Film Review

Review by Jennifer Parker

A romantic comedy about Millennials confronting mortality – add a bit of culture clash, and throw Producer, Judd Apatow (This is 40) into the mix and you get a film that is contemporary without being trendy at the same time... read more >

ART REVIEW

Art - Fiona and the Tramp Lost in Paris- a review by Jennifer Parker

June 16, 2017

Fiona and the Tramp
Lost in Paris- a review

Review by Jennifer Parker

Who hasn’t fantasized about living in Paris? I mean, not to knock the climate in Northern Canada but considering all that Paris offers, it isn’t much of a contest. Lost in Paris (Oscilloscope Laboratories) opens with eight-year-old Fiona (Emmy Boissard Paumelle) and her Aunt Martha standing on a snowy vista overlooking their North Pole... read more >

ART REVIEW

Beatriz at dinner

June 14, 2017

Beatriz at dinner

Beatriz at Dinner might appear on the surface like a comedy of manners, a simple and familiar fish-out-of-water tale; but it’s also the rare film that feels not just comedic but provocative. Written by Mike White (School of Rock), there are some funny lines of dialogue though this isn’t a laugh a minute comedy... read more >

ART REVIEW

Art - Not Made in America-- Three films that get it right: The Wedding Plan, One Week and a Day, and The Commune by Jennifer Parker

May 26, 2017

Not Made in America - Three films that get it right:
The Wedding Plan, One Week and a Day, and The Commune

Review by Jennifer Parker

From the beginning of film history, movies have tried to tackle large social issues through a variety of genres. What makes a film remarkable is when the writer/director can marry different genres together and arrive at a work that not only has made nearly a 400 percent return on its original production costs in eight weeks but challenges the way we talk about complex social mores... read more >

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Art - Let’s talk about the hard stuff: Get Out by Jennifer Parker

May 07, 2017

Let’s talk about the hard stuff: Get Out

Review by Jennifer Parker

From the beginning of film history, movies have tried to tackle large social issues through a variety of genres. What makes a film remarkable is when the writer/director can marry different genres together and arrive at a work that not only has made nearly a 400 percent return on its original production costs in eight weeks but challenges the way we talk about complex social mores... read more >

BOOK REVIEW

Novel - And Then by Donald Breckenridge

April 27, 2017

Novel
And Then
by Donald Breckenridge

Reviewed by Neil Tesh

‘She wants to know why he thinks her desire to travel is so ridiculous. He says that it isn’t ridiculous. She wants to know why he thinks her fantasies about escaping their everyday life are so unrealistic.’... read more >

ART REVIEW

Art - Teddy Thompson’s Ultimate Funeral Mix Tape

April 12, 2017

Teddy Thompson’s Ultimate Funeral Mix Tape

Amazing Grace - Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace 1972
There is literally nobody in the history of recorded music I would rather hear singing Amazing Grace. This is almost a frenzied version, if something this slow can be called frenzied. Recorded live at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in January 1972, it features the Southern California Community Choir. And the audience is as much a part of this rendition as Aretha is... read more >

ART REVIEW

Art - Cattelan the Perspectivist

March 24, 2017

Cattelan the Perspectivist

Multi-media sculptor Maurizio Cattelan is known for his conceptual prank art. He has taken things out of galleries instead of putting them in, dug holes in museum floors, used guards as pedalling exhibits and taped his Italian art dealer to the wall so he could merchandize himself... read more >