Entertainment

 Neely Swanson

“Sound of Silence” – Too bad it’s not [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Sound of Silence” – Too bad it’s not [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson Sound of Silence,” directed by Michael Tyburski and co-written by Tyburski and Ben Nabors, was based on their short film of the same name. Never have I seen a more vivid example of why most short films should stay short films. Briefly, and I wish they had been, Peter Lucien (Peter Sarsgaard) […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

“The Heal” has bite at the Getty Villa

“The Heal” has bite at the Getty Villa

Getting off on the wrong foot “The Heal” is under the open skies at the Getty Villa by Bondo Wyszpolski If you’re going to retitle “Philoctetes,” the drama that Sophocles wrote in 409 BC, “The Heal” is a better choice than most because it loudly suggests “heel,” which not only refers to the back part […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 12 to 18

South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 12 to 18

Thursday, September 12 Swim through this Josie Iselin discusses her book, “The Curious World of Seaweed,” at 7 p.m. in {pages}: a bookstore, 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. $5 of each ticket to be donated to the Roundhouse Aquarium. (310) 318-0900 or to purchase your Brown Paper Ticket go to pagesabookstore.com. Friday, September 13 Supremes? […]

 Teri Marin

Wilfred and the flowers

Wilfred and the flowers

by Mark McDermott  Flowers are relatively new in the history of Earth. Evolutionary biologists believe the first flower didn’t appear until 114 million years ago, meaning the planet spun around the sun for 4.4 billion years before that first unlikely bloom one primordial dawn. This flowering would spread across the globe, and by the time […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

9/11: All things reconsidered

9/11: All things reconsidered

An American Tragedy But do we really know what happened on Sept. 11, 2001? by Bondo Wyszpolski John Powers holds up a copy of “The 9/11 Commission Report,” which he purchased 15 years ago, in 2004, when it was on sale at his local post office. He began reading it, hoping he could adapt it […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 5 to 11

South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 5 to 11

Thursday, September 5 Loftier ambitions “Scavengers!” is a group show, with artists Tracey Weiss, Hilary Norcliffe, Jennifer Gunlock, J. Renee Tanner, and Katie Stubblefield, going on view at the Loft Gallery, 401 S. Mesa St., San Pedro. Open during the First Thursday Art Walk. The reception for the artists is on Sunday, Sept. 15, from […]

 Neely Swanson

“Spider in the Web” – Quite tangled [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Spider in the Web” – Quite tangled [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “Spider in the Web,” a film from Israeli director Eran Riklis with an international cast, is a somewhat convoluted thriller with John Le Carré pretensions that succeeds more than it fails. A tale of the Mossad, international espionage, Syria, biological weapons, and industrial corruption at the highest levels, Riklis and writers Gidon […]

 Neely Swanson

“Vita & Virginia” – Not for the virginal [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Vita & Virginia” – Not for the virginal [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “Vita & Virginia,” a snapshot into the upper-class bohemia of London in the 1920s, delineates the lives of two major female literary figures in ways both intellectual and erotic. Directed by Chanya Button and written by Button based on a play by the incomparable actress Eileen Atkins (who should be credited as […]

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