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Thank Heavens Racism's Over

But, gee, it sure was ugly in the 1960s of Glory Road.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Glory Road is the sort of film that reminds viewers that there was once terrible racism in this country, but through the perseverance of brave white people—and black people with stiff upper lips ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2006 David Walker

Sight And Sound

Reel Music really does have something for everyone.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Let's be honest. There's not much I can say about the Northwest Film Center's 23rd Reel Music series that is going to give anyone a boner. Sure, I could spew a bunch of hyperbolic nonsense about how g ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2006 David Walker

Nowhere Man: The Complete Series


DVD & TV
Honestly, back in 1995 when I first tuned in to watch the pilot episode of the UPN series Nowhere Man, I wasn't expecting much. The main reason I was watching the show was that it was filmed here in P ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2006 David Walker

The Best (and Worst) of 2005


Movie Reviews & Stories
Perhaps the biggest buzz of 2005 in the world of film was the sad state of affairs at the box office. Revenues were down all year, and pretty much everyone had a theory as to why fewer folks went to t ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2005 David Walker

The Shield Season Four


DVD & TV
If, for some strange reason, you have yet to watch the FX series The Shield, then you haven't seen one of the best television shows of all time (which you should know by now, 'cause I keep saying it). ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2005 David Walker

A Dish Served Cold

Steven Spielberg's Munich examines the high cost of revenge on the human soul.


Movie Reviews & Stories
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster," wrote Friedrich Nietzsche. "And when you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you."Within this aby ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 David Walker

Holiday Movie Madness


DVD & TV
Looking for the last-minute holiday gift ideas or just something to watch over the long weekend? Here are a few suggestions that might work for you.Serenity—The big-screen conclusion to the ill- ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 David Walker

Love As Revolution

One of the best films of the year, Brokeback Mountain redefines queer cinema as a tool for civil rights.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Sidney Poitier slapped a white man. Or, more specifically, actor Sidney Poitier, portraying black Philadelphia police officer Virgil Tibbs, slapped a white man—and in one of the most revolutiona ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2005 David Walker

Caged Beast

King Kong is a great movie trapped inside a merely good movie.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Contrary to popular belief, there can be "too much of a good thing." Case in point: director Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong. Clocking in at three hours, there is one full hour too much of this go ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2005 David Walker

Richard Pryor—R.I.P.


DVD & TV
There's not enough space in this puny column to fit all the things I have to say about Richard Pryor. In fact, there's probably not enough space in this whole newspaper to fit all the things I have to ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2005 David Walker
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