Archive for October, 2013

Review: Salma

— by BEV QUESTAD — Salma was 13 when she was locked up in a room with one window. For nine years, she stayed there without friends, schooling or a walk outside. The custom in her southern Indian village is to lock up all girls once they reach puberty. To limit the internment the girls [&[...]

Review: Gravity

— by ADAM DALE — “Gravity” opens with a 20-minute single shot that is just the beginning of what is one of the most beautiful, majestic and moving films I have ever seen. This behemoth of a project has been a passion project of writer-director Alfonso Cuarón’s for years and I’m [...]

Review: Inequality for All

— by BEV QUESTAD with MICHAEL FUNG — Economic inequality, above all else, is the defining issue of our time. A healthy economy is the prime precedent for a healthy world. But can a doc on a subject like that bring in an audience? “Inequality for All” reflects how things are going rig[...]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Trailer

— by JAMES SHAW — In “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” which takes place right after the events of the first film “An Unexpected Journey,” Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and 13 dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield travel to Erebor to reclaim their kingdom from Smaug. The new trailer fo[...]