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  • John Ridley Examines The 1992 Los Angeles Riots
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    John Ridley Examines The 1992 Los Angeles Riots

    The John Ridley documentary on the 1992 Los Angeles riots is worth checking out for two reasons. First, the theatrical version is nearly an hour longer than the broadcast version. Second, John Ridley finds an illuminating angle for recounting the still relevant history of that legendary incident of urban unrest. But if the recent heat […]

  • Bruce Lee Is Nobody's Second Banana
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    Bruce Lee Is Nobody’s Second Banana

    A consumer warning for this weekend: a supposed Bruce Lee biopic is anything but. Instead, a fictional white guy takes center stage while Bruce Lee becomes a supporting player. Wait for Shannon Lee to come out with her film about her father Bruce Lee. Fortunately, a couple of well-received films from Sundance make their S.F. […]

  • Robert Pattinson Combs NYC For Bail Money
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    Robert Pattinson Combs NYC For Bail Money

    Robert Pattinson plays a desperate brother in a new crime thriller. Those used to seeing Robert Pattinson in a heart-throb role will have a freak-out. Others will feel Pattinson’s extending his range. Equally controversial, yet not starring Robert Pattinson, is Bertrand Bonello’s look at contemporary terrorism. This film will provoke praise or scorn, never indifference. […]

  • Al Gore Still Inspires Humanity To Fight Climate Change
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    Al Gore Still Inspires Humanity To Fight Climate Change

    Do you think Al Gore gave up when climate deniers managed to stall efforts against climate change? As the sequel to the Al Gore film An Inconvenient Truth shows, our former Vice President believes it’s still not too late to unleash a renewable energy revolution. For those who want the inspiration of Al Gore but […]