Hark! The herald angels sing.
Art & Media
Review: A rather extraordinary look into the life and times of Walt Disney and his world will air on PBS American Experience series this week.
It is not without irony that a film titled “Terraferma,” the Italian term for “dry land,” would open with an underwater shot. We see the underside of a fishing boat trawling a net through the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a good catch, and the chipper 19-year-old Filippo (Filippo Pucillo) does a happy dance at the stern before his amused grandfather Ernesto (Mimmo Cuticchio), a veteran fisherman.
The documentary film "He Named Me Malala" is an inspiring, intimate look at Malala Yousafzai's life and passion for education.
Book Review: While leafing through a catalog of remaindered books, I spotted a book titled “You Might Remember Me: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman,” by journalist Mike Thomas.
NCR Today: “What Happened, Miss Simone?” is a documentary about the singer Nina Simone. Her daughter describes Simone’s life dilemma simply: she was the same woman on stage and off.
NCR Today: Palestinian cinema is unique in that it exists in the absence of statehood. It provides a more nuanced and honest image of Palestinians to Israelis and the world.
X may mark the spot at the National Geographic Museum's exhibit "Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology," which features 100 carefully crafted film props alongside real archaeological finds.
I came to appreciate the Beatles and the Grateful Dead late in life. But their music fills me with joy, energy and hope for the future.
TV Review: Jim Gaffigan and his wife, Jeannie, have collaborated on a new TV Land cable sitcom, "The Jim Gaffigan Show."