I won’t go into how I know because it might get me in trouble, potentially operatic trouble, but the lives of teenage girls are filled with drama. Reading their Facebook profiles makes daytime soaps superfluous. How often have you heard someone accused of being a “drama king?”
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Eva (Tilda Swinton) is working late at the travel agency when a coworker rushes into her office panicked. It seems that her son Kevin’s high school is on the news. Someone is on a rampage, killing students and faculty and the police have the school surrounded.
Werner Herzog and I agree on one matter. We are opposed to capital punishment. For me, it has always been a simple matter. The shadow of doubt is virtually inescapable. If one isn’t present when the act is committed, one cannot be certain that evidence, testimony, and even confessions aren’t tainted by mistakes, misperceptions, and lies (intentional or otherwise).
By the time you read the June issue of Prairie Independent, voters in Wisconsin will have decided whether or not to recall Governor Scott Walker in the wake of his aggressive legislative attacks on public employee unions, public education, and critical social services. The Wisconsin vote on June 5th will be historic on many levels, not least as a plumb measure of the current strength of progressive grassroots political organizing in the Midwest.
Sandy and Todd are hanging out around the office coffee pot.
Sandy: “I finally got around to Taxi Driver last night and I don’t know what I thought. When Betsy follows Travis into that porno theater, the movie lost me.”
My wife often accuses me of being a pessimist. I prefer to think I just have something of a melancholic nature. I’m not a popular picker of movies in my house. A typical exchange on a Saturday night goes like this.
“Let’s watch a movie together.”
“How about The Last Picture Show?”
“Is it funny or all dreary and depressing?”
“Ummm, never mind.”
My daughter came home a month ago and gave me that amazed look of hers. “Why didn’t you tell me Miyazaki had a movie coming out?” She’d seen the poster for The Secret World of Arrietty displayed in the lobby of the Grand Theater. She was so excited she almost sent the stack of Miyazaki DVDs that live on our end table tumbling.
Pipe Dreams is a documentary film produced by Jane Kelly Kosek and Leslie Iwerks. The film was just recently nominated for the shortlist of the Academy Awards. Eight documentary films out of 48 were selected to the shortlist and then will be judged in three large cities. T he final announcement for the academy nominations will be announced on January 24.
Pipe Dreams is a film about the ongoing debate of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a 40-minute documentary that explores the social, political and environmental impacts of the $7 billion construction of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.
By Todd Ford
Hugo is a joy from start to finish. It’s a colorful, delightful evocation of 1930s Paris as playground for two fanciful, imaginative kids – both orphans, one living by his own resources in a train station, the other living with her grandmother and grumpy, peculiar grandfather. It’s full of slapstick chases and funny moments involving dogs. Most kids of all ages should enjoy it.
Definitely see it. Grab the DVD right away and curl up with the whole family. It should be available shortly. The crowd was pretty sparse both times I saw it. But, this isn’t really the type of review I wish to write. I’d rather tell you why it so grabbed me and won’t let go.