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Living City Film Festival

Film Critic’s Pick By Russell Florence, Jr. The Living City Film Festival returns to the Neon Movies next week. The five-week festival will salute the work of Jeff Bridges, who received the Academy Award for Best Actor earlier this year for his acclaimed performance in Crazy Heart. The festival begins Monday, October 18 with The […]

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Film Review ‘Never Let Me Go’

Despite Talent Across The Board This Film Never Takes Hold By T.T. Stern-Enzi Author and screenwriter Alex Garland (The Beach, 28 Days Later) knows how to create tension and an almost existential sense of dread from nothing more than the dark and murky thoughts inside the echo chamber of the mind. So, a film collaboration […]

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Film Review ‘RED’

Retired Spies Are Far From Retiring By T.T. Stern-Enzi Paul Moses, retired covert CIA operative, a man with too much knowledge about what happened to the bodies buried all over the world, sprang from the mind and graphic novel frames of Warren Ellis, as a ruthless killer, efficient and deadly like the ronin, samurai who […]

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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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Advice Goddess: 4/21

By Amy Alkon Malice in Wonderland My boyfriend has a crazy ex-wife who can’t let go. She is the meanest, […]

News of the weird: 04/21

By Chuck Shepherd Government in action The predawn line in March actually started forming at midnight, snaking around the building […]

The Docket: 04/21

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Who? What? Me? Officers responded to a report […]

The man in the tall black hat

Troy-Hayner remembers Lincoln this month By Tim Walker Photo: Seward Johnson’s “Return Visit” sculpture will be unveiled on May 3; […]

Chew on this: 04/14

Banishing the blues with blueberries By Jayne Powers A change of seasons often signals a change in what we eat. Springtime […]

The Docket: 04/14

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim A mirror misunderstanding Officers responded to a theft report in a grocery store parking lot. […]