film review

The Worst Lesson That Life Can Teach – American Pastoral Review

By |November 15th, 2016|

I did something rather odd last Tuesday. On the night of my country’s Presidential election, I went to the movies. I don’t have a TV, and even if I did, spending the evening waiting for election results felt … unnecessary. What makes this behavior […]

Cheadle Takes Us Miles Ahead

By |April 25th, 2016|

Last week, we marked the passing of one of the most celebrated American music icons of the last 30 years. Many of us fought the news with disbelief, frustration, and finally acceptance in the form of remembered anecdotes, animated gifs, and laughter through tears. Some […]

What Happens When Books Go "Out Of Print"?

By |August 12th, 2013|

I had the pleasure of taking in a showing of the new documentary Out of Print during the Indianapolis International Film Festival. The topic is understandably important to me thanks to my publishing background, but as a devotee of reading books on the printed page, […]

Creating Something from Nothing — The Art of Rap Review

By |June 21st, 2012|

Music documentaries are plentiful to the hardcore fan searching to know more about their favorite artist or movement. But great music documentaries are much harder to come by. So imagine my delight when Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap not only met my expectations, […]

Painting in Red & Black: Hearing Radmilla at the Eiteljorg

By |March 22nd, 2011|

In February, I shared how I’d planned to follow the upcoming presentations for the Red/Black: Related Through History exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian & Western Art in Indianapolis. Well, this past Saturday, the joint venture between the Eiteljorg and the Smithsonian’s National […]

Out at the 2010 Indy LGBT Film Festival

By |November 15th, 2010|

Before I moved to the West Coast in 2004, I had the pleasure of becoming a fan of the local LGBT film festival here in Indy. So imagine my excitement when I discovered that the festival had not floundered in my absence. Not only that. […]