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Stage and Screen: ‘Danish Girl’ delivers on disquieting story
“The Danish Girl” (2015) is a sensitive portrayal of the life of Danish painter Lili Elbe and is based on David Ebershoff’s book of the same name. The strengths of the film lie in remarkable acting and beautiful cinematography. This is neither an ...
Jan 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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STAGE and SCREEN: Deadly fight for voting rights
Suffrage” is a noun of Middle English origin that connotes the right to vote in political elections. Prior to the early 20th century the right to vote in political elections was largely held solely by men. While women had been attempting to gain t...
Nov 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Pioneers, settlers in Internet Age
Intergenerational harmony, rather than intergenerational conflict, is the theme of the 2015 film “The Intern.” While tilling much of the same ground as the 2013 film “The Internship,” “The Intern” examines the interface between cross-generational ...
Oct 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Steering a way through life
Learning to Drive” (2014) is a sensitive, kind examination of the lives of an abandoned middle-class American book critic and a like-age Indian Sikh taxi driver/driving instructor. Patricia Clarkson plays the jilted, yet celebrated New York book c...
Sep 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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'The Wolfpack': Seven normal children in spite of a bizarre upbringing
Stage and Screen By: Bernie Karshmer Our 24-hour news cycle has exposed us to more "news" than many of us are equipped to process. This situation is complicated by a frequency and repetition of stories that we would not have known about not previo...
Jul 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Level Up
Stage and Screen: A Hollywood hustle competes for the Oscars
“American Hustle” (2013) is a fun film that features two of the most beautiful and most glamorous female actors of the day: Amy Adams (Sydney Prosser) and Jennifer Lawrence (Rosalyn Rosenfeld). Add to that Christian Bale, arguably a male heartthro...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: “Screw the FDA — I’m Going to be DOA”
“Screw the FDA — I’m going to be DOA” was the line uttered by Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) in the emergency room of a Dallas hospital in 1985. Woodroof had just been notified that a blood test showed a shockingly low T-cell count — an import...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Who wants to be a Millionaire? – Woody Grant does
“Nebraska” (2013) has been described as a comedy. While there are some very funny moments in this “Lake Woebegone” variety film, it is not a side-splitting comedy. Au contraire, “Nebraska” is a serious story about aging, a misspent life, alcoholis...
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: "Captain Phillips" worth a view
If you’re interested in an inside view of ship hijacking, “Captain Phillips” (2013) is your ticket. Starting with a quick view of the comfortable life of Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks,) the film takes us from a conversation about the finer points of...
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 'Prisoners' — Dark, gritty and engaging
It’s gritty. There is nothing glitzy about this high tension drama. The characters range from unattractive to chilling. “Prisoners” (2013) is dark and foreboding. Things are not what they appear to be — as bad as things look, things get worse in u...
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goings On
Haiyan benefit concert scheduled for auditorium
A famed Filipino pop singer will visit Kodiak to host a benefit concert for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Kitchie Nadal, a multiplatinum artist in the Philippines, will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium and again at 6 p.m. ...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Idol competition this Friday
Kodiak high school students will share their musical talents with peers and community members on Friday. The annual Kodiak Idol contest, put on by Kodiak High School student council, starts at 7 p.m. in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. This year’s...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
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FairWind Players casting call for Valentine’s Day show
Ever wished your life was like a romantic comedy? The FairWind Players are giving people a chance to star in one with the play “Maybe Baby, It’s You.” The FairWind Players is a local theater group that has put on previous productions like “Roundin...
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nutcracker opens Friday
About 200 performers will take the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium stage this weekend to tell the classic tale of “The Nutcracker” through dance. “The Nutcracker” kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday night with additional performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday a...
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
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New storytelling event comes to Kodiak
A new form of storytelling is coming to Kodiak on Friday. Galley Tables, an event dreamed up by Astrid Rose, Thandeka Carros and Brianna Gibbs, will give Kodiak residents a chance to share their personal stories with the community. The idea is tha...
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
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