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A major part of the United States is burning and the toxic smoke is passing over states not engulfed in flames but climate change will not be a major voting issue. Burning, looting, and property destruction will be a major voting issue, although the chaos only happens at 7% of the areas wher…
If you’re out for a drive, chances are you’ll see one of the City’s patch trucks rolling down the street, looking for streets to patch up before they get out of hand.
Of the different fables that exist surrounding the name of Knockemstiff, Ohio — the setting for Antonio Campos’ (“Christine”) new film — two of them involve a preacher and one involves a brawl. They all seem appropriate as Tom Holland unleashes his fury on a few nefarious souls as the Avenge…
Saturday night I made the mistake of reposting a Joe Lockhart tweet that turned out to be a FAKE Donald Trump tweet. The 2018 tweet quoted Trump calling Tammie Duckworth “Lt. No legs” and I stated that it was a new low for Trump. The fact that I reposted a tweet from a former Democrat consu…
Every 10 years Christopher Nolan throws us a head-trip—I like to call it cerebral cinema. It began with the puzzling noir thriller “Memento” in 2000. A decade later he gave us the psychological espionage film “Inception” and now, just like clockwork, the auteur unleashes his most complex wor…
In 63 days, America will choose the direction it wants to go. We may not know who won the presidential election on Nov. 3 because one or two states will still be counting, but we’ll have a good idea by looking at the results of the down-ballot candidates. All the votes won’t have to be in. H…
The self-response period for the 2020 Census will end Sept. 30, and the Complete Count Committee — a coalition of representatives from the City of Victoria and various community organizations — is in the midst of its final push to make sure everyone in Victoria is counted.
Mention the word “Fátima” to a Catholic and most will understand the reference. In 1917, in Fátima, Portugal, 10-year-old Lúcia and her two younger cousins Jacinta and Francisco, were visited by the Virgin Mary. She appeared to the children over a period of six months — her message — prayer …
There’s a lot riding on Charlie Plummer’s performance in the mental illness drama, “Words on Bathroom Walls.”
Spending hours a day researching building codes may not be most people’s idea of a good time, but development specialist Dora Gomez enjoys delving into the complex material.
Russell Crowe is known simply as “The Man” in the new action-suspense film “Unhinged” as the Academy Award-winning actor delivers a performance that’s evil personified. If your anxiety level isn’t already elevated because of the current pandemic, the first five minutes will take care of that.
Fear is the mind-killer in writer-director Amy Seimetz’s “She Dies Tomorrow” which reunites the actress and filmmaker with her “Sun Don’t Shine” star Kate Lyn Sheil. Blending elements of horror and comedy, the film is focused on a psychological contagion–paranoia–which begins with recovering…
Responding to the U.S. Census is a bit like washing your hands: It’s a simple action that won’t take too much of your time and will help to protect the health of your community.
In the new National Geographic documentary, Ron Howard documents a town rising like a phoenix from the ashes of the most destructive wildfire in California history. On November 8, 2018, the foothill town of Paradise was ravaged by the Camp Fire. 85 people lost their lives and 95% of the stru…
Take a hopeless romantic, director Andy Tennant, and pair him up with self-help author Rhonda Byrne, whose book “The Secret” has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and you have the beginning of a modern fairy tale that’s long overdue.
Actor Dave Franco is known for his comedies including “Neighbors” and “The Disaster Artist,” and then there’s that great cameo in “If Beale Street Could Talk.” In a move similar to Romola Garai (“Amulet”), Franco steps outside his wheelhouse to jump behind the camera for the first-rate thril…
From the gothic-style red lettering to the angelic score fit for a requiem mass, “Amulet” recalls the horror films of the 70s that graced drive-in screens across the country. At the same time, the directorial debut by actress Romola Garai feels like it’s in the Clive Barker wheelhouse. The s…
You can add Bora Kim to the list of distinguished directors from South Korea, a country renowned for producing beautiful and haunting films thanks to filmmakers that include Lee Chang-dong, Park Chan-wook, Im Sang-soo, and Bong Joon-ho who gave us last year’s Oscar-winning Best Picture “Parasite.”
The problem with “The Sunlit Night” is that despite all indicators pointing to romantic comedy, the film is devoid of romance. First, you have Jenny Slate as an artist dealing with a breakup headed to scenic Norway, a good start. Second, there are three single guys where she’s going (played …
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