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Stage and Screen: 'Love is Strange' is touching and meaningful
“Love is Strange” (2014) is strange in an unexpected way. Actually, “Love is Strange,“ in point of fact, reveals that love is love – not strange. After 94 minutes of observing the trials and tribulations of an older same-sex couple one can only conclude that there is no difference between the love manifest by these two older men and the love demonstrated by a heterosexual couple at a similar stage in life. Ben (Jo...
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 'Boyhood' – you’ll grow old before he foes
“Boyhood” (2014) is Richard Linklater’s epic, groundbreaking film about the growth and development of a five year-old boy named Mason Evans, Jr. (Ellar Coltrane.) Epic is defined through Google as “a long film, book, or other work portraying heroic deeds and adventures or covering an extended period of time.” “Boyhood” is certainly long – 165 minutes or 180 minutes (3 hours) of tushy-time when combined with traile...
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 'The One Hundred Foot Journey' – A trip well taken
“The One Hundred Foot Journey” – A Trip Well Taken The Kadam family, while driving through the French countryside, has a fortuitous breakdown outside of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val; a picture-perfect French village. The family of five has recently abandoned their Indian homeland after an unruly politically motivated mob sets fire to their family restaurant killing the family matriarch. The Kadam clan are restaurant pe...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 'A Most Wanted Man' pays tribute to Seymour
“A Most Wanted Man” – Hoffman Excellent – The Film Not So Much “A Most Wanted Man” (2014) is a sad homage to the great actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who tragically died at age 46. Hoffman’s performance skills are legendary. In looking through his filmography to select his best film I was only able to select eight rather than one as my favorite. If you haven’t seen the following films – make an effort to do so. “A L...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Art Walk to showcase pottery, photography, recycled art
Art appreciators can expect pottery, photography and recycled art at locations across Kodiak at the First Friday Art Walk by the Kodiak Arts Council. The walk is 5-7 p.m. Friday. At Harborside Fly By, images by Simply Lovette photography will be on display. Northern Exposure Gallery will display more than 200 pieces of pottery by Elizabeth West, the gallery’s newest artist, and offer refreshments. The Kodiak Natio...
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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2014-15 arts lineup features ‘radio play meets comic book’
The Kodiak Arts Council has released its lineup up of six performances for the 2014-2015 season, and it promises a wide variety. “We had a couple priorities this year,” Arts Council Director Katie Oliver said. “We wanted to bring in a traveling theater production because Kodiak has a very active theater community, but it’s been a number of years since we’ve brought in a professional theater troupe. We also wanted ...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and screen: ‘Once’ was more than enough
If you’ve seen “Once” (2006) you’ve seen “Begin Again” (2013.) To be honest, all you need do is hold “Once” up to the mirror and you’ve seen “Begin Again” — these films are virtual mirror images of one another. “Once” features a forlorn unknown Irish male guitar playing songwriter who has lost his love interest. “Begin Again” features a forlorn, unknown British female guitar playing songwriter who has been jilted ...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Frame Shop hosts art contest
Students ages 7 to 18 have the opportunity to enter their best artwork into The Frame Shop’s competition to be displayed on their Artist of the Month wall. There are two age groups, 7-12 and 13-18 and the deadline is in two weeks, July 31, at 5:30 p.m. All of the submitted artwork will be displayed at The Frame Shop during August, giving viewers the chance to vote. The artwork will also be posted on Facebook. Both...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local photographer uses unique frames
Local photographer Dake Schmidt wanted new frames for his work. He found them in old windows and portholes. That task, he reports, has been complicated by a scarcity of frame materials. “I’ll never make a piece exactly like them again because you don’t have the same frame or the same looking portholes. They’re all originals,” Schmidt told the Mirror. Schmidt is Harborside Fly By’s featured artist for July. This is...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 'Jersey Boys:' Mediocre film – great music
I’m a Jersey Boy – I was born and grew up in the epicenter of the Garden State. I thought that I knew a great deal about the many characters who came from this hotbed of pop culture and crime. Don’t get me wrong – New Jersey is not the mother lode of organized crime. In spite of the image created by the Sopranos, New Jersey is not teeming with “made men,” wiseguys, hit men and daily whacks. Perhaps it has more tha...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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