Music of Bees a pleasant buzz with no sting

Music of Bees a pleasant buzz with no sting

An Oregon spring always put Alice Holtzman in a good mood.

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Trust and collaboration: Filmmaker Ben Sharrock on rising to the challenge with his hard-hitting refugee drama Limbo

Trust and collaboration: Filmmaker Ben Sharrock on rising to the challenge with his hard-hitting refugee drama Limbo

Ben Sharrock's Limbo is a work of ethereal beauty. Funny, charming, moving, tragic, and emotionally pure, this marvelous gem of an immigration drama is as irresistible as it is unforgettable.

Audiobook review: The Effluent Engine: Espionage, Lesbian romance, and the Haitian Revolution

Audiobook review: The Effluent Engine: Espionage, Lesbian romance, and the Haitian Revolution

In 1791 the only successful slave rebellion in history began in the wealthy and flourishing French colony of Saint Domingue, located on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. More than half a million African slaves revolted and by1804 had gained their freedo

93rd annual Academy Awards: a night of surprises and history making wins in an uneven telecast

93rd annual Academy Awards: a night of surprises and history making wins in an uneven telecast

I'm all but certain most people are aware of how the 93rd annual Academy Awards turned out this past Sunday. Nomadland walked away with Best Picture. Chloé Zhao became only the second woman after Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) and the first woman of co

Haunted house drama The Banishing a supernatural disappointment

Haunted house drama The Banishing a supernatural disappointment

Can a 30-second scene right at the tail end of a motion picture derail what had been up to that point 90 minutes of solidly creepy, emotionally authentic, old-school haunted house fun? Christopher Smith's suitably atmospheric supernatural suspense yarn Th

Gory County Hell is a goofy good time

Gory County Hell is a goofy good time

The claim to fame for the tiny Irish township of Six Mile Hill is that it is the fabled gravesite for Abhartach. Local lore is that this demonic villain was the true vampire that inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula.

Book Review: First, Become Ashes

Book Review: First, Become Ashes

FIRST, BECOME ASHES K.M. SPARZA Tordotcom $27.99 299 pages

Niceness prevails in heroically silly Thunder Force

Niceness prevails in heroically silly Thunder Force

THUNDER FORCE Netflix

Six Minutes to Midnight a serviceable historical thriller

Six Minutes to Midnight a serviceable historical thriller

SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT PVOD / Theaters

Queer Love in Color: Honest representation

Queer Love in Color: Honest representation

QUEER LOVE IN COLOR Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House $28.00 Available for Pre-order May 4 224 pages

Book review: From Archie to Zack

Book review: From Archie to Zack

FROM ARCHIE TO ZACK VINCENT X. KIRSCH Abrams Books for Young Readers $17.99 / $22.99 Canada 40 pages

2021 Seattle International Film Festival: 10 Questions with SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett

2021 Seattle International Film Festival: 10 Questions with SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett

After one year's forced hiatus courtesy of COVID-19, the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) returned last night with a gala digital screening of the Australian neo-noir murder mystery The Dry staring Eric Bana. Running through April 18, this year'

Voyagers a sci-fi trip into the emotionally twitterpated unknown

Voyagers a sci-fi trip into the emotionally twitterpated unknown

After a somewhat rushed and lumpy start, Neil Burger's science fiction thriller Voyagers, an interstellar Lord of the Flies, rights the ship and ends up in an emotionally satisfying place. While almost none of what transpires is a surprise, the film is so