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May 9, 2018
Film Review: ‘The Guardians’
In strategic terms, it is not so advantageous to have the front line on your national soil. At ...
May 1, 2018
Film Review: ‘Angels Wear White’
There have been a number of reports of Chinese elementary and middle school students who have been sexually ...
April 13, 2018
Film Review: ‘Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero’
The documented true story of the 102nd Infantry Regiment’s mascot comes to animated life in Richard Lanni’s “Sgt. ...
March 28, 2018
Film Review: ‘An Elephant Sitting Still’
The short life of Chinese novelist-turned-filmmaker Hu Bo recalls that of the late Marcin Wrona, except it is even ...
March 21, 2018
Film Review: ‘Back to Burgundy’
NEW YORK—Wine experts love to talk about how important terroir (the combination of land and environmental factors) is ...
January 24, 2018
Film Review: ‘White Fang’
PARK CITY, Utah—Jack London’s bestselling animal adventure novel has been adapted as Japanese anime, a 1970s Italian franchise ...
January 22, 2018
Film Review: ‘The Death of Stalin’
PARK CITY, Utah—Maria Yudina was such a brilliant classical pianist, she survived the Great Terror, even though she ...
January 21, 2018
Film Review: ‘Dead Pigs’
“Dead Pigs” is like the novel of today’s China Tom Wolfe has yet to write: bitingly satirical, trenchantly ...
January 10, 2018
Film Review: ‘Bitter Money’
Even prior to the Ming Dynastic Era, Huzhou was known as a center of the silk trade and ...
January 2, 2018
Film Review: ‘Django’
During the National Socialist occupation of France, Django Reinhardt’s “Nuages” became an unofficial anthem of the resistance. It ...
December 6, 2017
Film Review: ‘I, Tonya’
Is it even possible that the major networks and newspapers reporting on a national news story could be ...
November 9, 2017
Film Review: ‘Destination Unknown’
Some will ask in partially good faith whether we really need another Holocaust documentary. Oddly enough, those same ...
November 8, 2017
Film Review: ‘Intent to Destroy’
The Armenian Genocide did not suddenly happen. The Ottoman Empire orchestrated the mass murder of hundreds of thousands ...
November 2, 2017
Film Review: ‘Munich ’72 and Beyond’
It only took 45 years, but Germany has finally recognized the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches murdered at ...
November 1, 2017
Film Review: ‘1945’
“1945” is very highly recommended, dealing the period after WWII yet before the Soviet incursion, but it probably ...
August 28, 2017
Film Review: ‘The Teacher’
“The Teacher” combines critically examines of the Communist experience and its effect on the day to day—here on ...
July 19, 2017
Film Review: ‘The Fencer’
Oscar Foreign film contender “The Fencer” tells the true story of Endel Nelis who, to escape a Stalin ...
June 28, 2017
Film Review: ‘2:22’
"2:22," opening June 30, is really a nice little package that looks appropriately slick and mysterious.
June 27, 2017
Film Review: ’13 Minutes’
Highly recommended for patrons of historical dramas and tragic fact-based thrillers, "13 Minutes" opens June 30, at the ...
June 16, 2017
Film Review: ‘The Journey’
Fictionalized account of peace talks between North Ireland's Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness, in "The Journey," has an ...
June 15, 2017
Film Review: ‘Waiting for the Sun’
An emotionally overwhelming documentary, "Waiting for the Sun" is very highly recommended: June 15 & 16, at 2017 ...
June 15, 2017
Film Review: ‘Lost in Paris’
Physical-comedy team Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon have created a tribute to romance in Paris, in their own ...
May 15, 2017
Film Review: ‘Abacus: Small Enough to Jail’
Documentarian Steve James delivers a stinging indictment of an unjust prosecution/persecution in "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail."
May 9, 2017
Film Review: Tarkovsky’s ‘Solaris’
Thirty-seven years before the publication of the Ted Chiang novella that would be adapted as "The Arrival," polish ...
April 21, 2017
Film Review: ‘The Farthest’
For many, the Voyager Program is best remembered as the inspiration for the rogue probe V'Ger in "Star ...
Arts & Culture
April 7, 2017
Film Review: ‘Their Finest’
Michael Powell and Charles Frend were great filmmakers, but they couldn't win the war on their own. Catrin ...
April 6, 2017
Film Review: ‘Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl’
Bay Area residents should absolutely not pass up the chance to see “Xiu Xiu: the Sent-Down Girl" April ...
Small Banks See Big Win as Congress Rolls Back Stifling Regulations
WASHINGTON—Congress rolled back some of the restraints imposed on banks after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, but big ...
Leaked Document Reveals Informant Culture on China’s Campuses
A leaked document circulating on the Chinese internet recently demonstrates how the Chinese Communist Party stifles dissent in ...
2 in 3 Americans Credit Trump for Great Economy
Almost two-thirds of Americans view the economy positively and more than two-thirds believe that President Donald Trump’s policies ...
Justice Dept. Starts Probe of Obama Admin Role in Spying on Trump Campaign
The Justice Department officially started an investigation into whether political motivations were behind the Obama administration's spying on ...