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It’s Kind Of A Funny Story

Cuckoos Seek To Leave The Loony Nest By T.T. Stern-Enzi Zack Galifianakis, his bushy beard and that obtuse style of his, have become a go-to punchline on the current comedic scene. His feature films  include Into the Wild, Up in the Air, Youth in Revolt, and Dinner for Schmucks not to mention The Hangover. Let’s […]

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Animal Kingdom

One Australian Family’s Nature Is To Nurture Crime By T.T. Stern-Enzi Joshua Cody (James Frech-eville) has enjoyed a bit of shelter due to his mother’s estrangement from her criminal-minded family. But when she dies, his grandmother Janine (Jacki Weaver) arrives to bring him back into the fold. This family, such as it is, bears little […]

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The Elephant In The Living Room

Film By  T.T. Stern-Enzi Local filmmaker Michael Webber returns to the region a conquering hero from the festival circuit, having seized Best Documentary prizes from the Michael Moore-sponsored Traverse City Film Festival and the Sedona International Film Festival as well as the ACE Award from Silver Docs/AFI/Discovery. His acclaimed documentary The Elephant in the Living […]

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Film Review ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’

Oliver Stone Warders Along Familiar Path By T.T. Stern-Enzi Yes, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) emerges from jail with his mobile phone and little else to his name and seeks to regain his status as a greedy master of the universe. We’re suckers enough to dance down Wall Street behind this silver-maned pied piper even though […]

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Film Review ‘The Social Network’

David Fincher Creates A ‘Social’ Event For The Awards Season By. T.T. Stern-Enzi The Social Network is not the unvarnished true story of Mark Zuckerberg and the creation of Facebook, but it seems as if one of Mark Zuckerberg’s friends should have posted that on his little social network because he sure is acting like people […]

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LGBT Film fest at Neon

Downtown Dayton LGBT film fest celebrates fifth anniversary By T.T. Stern-Enzi Film has the ability to transform the way we see the world. That notion is part of the mission of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), but it is the heartbeat of any film screening or collection of filmed narratives. This moving medium takes […]

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Fall film preview!

A sneak peek at what’s coming this season. By T.T. Stern-Enzi With the 35th annual Toronto International Film Festival in full swing two weeks ago, I trekked north for three feverish days and nights of film, film, and nothing but film. This marks the second year I have attended the festival and as much as […]

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Film

‘Rockin’ The Wall’ By J.T. Ryder As a prelude to the 2nd annual Ohio Liberty Film Festival slated for November, Jay Tieber, owner of the Dublin Pub, presents yet another film that defines freedom: Rockin’ The Wall. Written and co-produced by UD history professor Larry Schweikart (shown), this documentary showcases the role that music played […]

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Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work. At the Neon

Documentary examines a year in the life of an icon through the night. by T.T. Stern-Enzi Just recently, I listened to an ESPN report about Shaq (Shaquille O’Neal) playing for the Boston Celtics. The deal was supposedly on the verge of being signed, but the anchor compared the aging All-Star to the once-hip guy who […]

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The Town

This flick proves Ben Affleck is one smooth criminal. By T.T. Stern-Enzi There is a portion of Boston, the Charlestown area, that is known as a capital of sorts for criminal activity, so much so that, for instance, bank robbery is an occupation, an artisan trade handed down from father to son.  This seems to […]

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Home. Grown. History.

Troy celebrates 200 years by Janell Ward Photo: A group of friends spends time in Troy in 1888; photo: Troy […]

Biplanes and barnstormers

WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: […]

One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take […]

Causing an uproar

Godsmack shreds across the country By Alan Sculley Photo: Godsmack will perform on Aug. 17 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati […]

Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda […]

Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the […]