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Going Home: Urban Movie Houses

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Cincinnati is home to my body and my head. After almost 13 years, I’m grounded here thanks to a strong network of friends and family. But, my heart, well, let’s just say it’s holding out. Home, for my heart, is all about those extra-special intangibles, which in part come down to movie memories.   

ReelAbilities Celebrates the Art of Ability and Experience

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 6, 2013
ReelAbilities: Cincinnati Disabilities Film Festival (March 9-16, 2013), in its second year of programming, continues to offer alternative stories featuring performers and characters with disabilities actively and artfully engaged with mainstream society.  

The Invisible Keep on Fighting

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Two-time Academy Award nominee Kirby Dick wages a timely battle with this War, highlighting several soldiers, mainly female, but altogether these precious few are only a handful next to the thousands of cases of rape in the military (both reported and unreported) that occur every year.  

The First Fun Supernatural Teen Romance

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2013
By all accounts, authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl have fashioned a more literate set of romantic teen stories, beginning with Beautiful Creatures, that traffic in the tried-and-true world of forbidden love between mortals and supernatural beings.   

Grumpy Old Warriors Shuffle off the Box Office Radar

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2013
In The Last Stand, a few opening weekend masochists forced themselves to watch as Schwarzenegger’s small border town sheriff and a ragtag collection of kooky deputies fought against a supposedly elite extraction team seeking to transport a notorious racecar driving drug kingpin back across the border.  

Writer-Director Michael Haneke Puts Love to a Most Brutal Test

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Amour, the brave new film from Michael Haneke, is a story that speaks to the notion and philosophies espoused by Dr. Cornel West, in particular, his consideration of what it means to be human.  

Reel Talk

Top 10 films of the year — from two perspectives

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Summing up a year’s worth of movies can be tricky. Top 10 lists often yield more questions than answers. The subjective nature of the endeavor inevitably reveals personal interests, quirks and prejudices, all of which can be either intriguing or infuriating depending on whether you agree with a given compiler’s cinematic worldview.   

DVD/Blu-Ray Highlights from Across the Spectrum for the Start of 2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Sometimes the true pleasure of a film, especially a documentary, is having the opportunity to bask in the presence of someone you wish you could invite into your home for dinner or head off on an epic road trip with.  

Jacques Audiard's New Drama Uncovers Wounded Souls in Harsh Conditions

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Rust and Bone captures much of the dynamic between Ali and Stephanie without excessive dialogue; there are few situations where they feel the need to explain themselves. They are creatures of action, full of passion, which at times, results in unintended emotional carelessness.  

Two Driven Women Lead Audiences Through 'Zero Dark Thirty'

1 Comment · Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Zero Dark Thirty begins in darkness, not the pitch of night or space; rather simply, it starts with the black frame and voices. Instantly, we recognize the voices as those belonging to desperate callers on Sept. 11, 2001.  

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