Archive for March, 2021

Review: Hunger Ward

— by BEV QUESTAD — A cruel conflict in the poorest Gulf country has strafed a culture and its people with the assistance of the US since 2015. In America, it is called the War in Yemen or the Yemeni Civil War. In the Middle East, it is called the Saudi-American War. It took acclaimed [&h[...]

Review: My Donkey, My Lover and I

— by RON WILKINSON — Antoinette was famous after the first day of her gutsy solo trek on the Stevenson Trail in the rugged Cevennes mountains of France. No wonder her fame would spread, as she is so beautiful. That alone would make her presence known even if she were not on the trail to [...]

Review: Ibrahim

— by RON WILKINSON — Coming of age in a disenfranchised Maghreb community in Paris, Ibrahim (Abdel Bendaher) lives a spartan life with his underemployed father. The story of class distinction and changing family roles presents a challenge not unlike that faced by many families, only this[...]

Review: Mafia Inc

— by RON WILKINSON — Is this a Canadian Godfather or is Godfather an Americanized Mafia? Against the original, this remake offers few surprises, just a further variation that crime does not pay. OK, it does for a while, but the geese come home to roost and the gangster realizes he has ma[...]

Review: The Trial of the Chicago 7

— by BEV QUESTAD — The 1968 chaotic August Democratic Convention was covered for CBS by famed journalist, Dan Rather, who was punched in the gut and assaulted by guards as he was trying to interview a convention delegate. The Vietnam War was raging, President Johnson had declined to run [...]

Cooper’s Hawk Partners with SAG Awards

— by LYNETTE CARRINGTON — Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants boasts locations in multiple U.S. states with outstanding wines, a signature wine club, tasting rooms and restaurants. Cooper’s Hawk has also been the wine partner of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards since 2018. Th[...]