You’ll be surprised.
America’s twin ills — the swollen ranks of hungry people in the country and the national “obesity epidemic” — are explained, in blunt and poignant terms, in “A Place at the Table,” a documentary about “food politics” and the forces that let hunger in America make a comeback.
Girl Rising, screening Friday night in Olympia, reveals the lives of girls living in poverty around the world. Shocking though some of the films stories are, they werent the biggest surprises for director Richard E. Robbins.
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Farcical take on fatherhood “Starbuck” is a big, fat French-Canadian hug of a movie, a sperm-donations-gone-wrong farce that manages the occasional belly laugh, but also offers moving takes on parenthood, family and what it means to grow up.
The cinema’s leading purveyor of Southern Gothic, Jeff Nichols, hands Matthew McConaughey his latest tour de force turn in “Mud,” a down-and-dirty, if entirely-too-long, mythic melodrama in the “Tobacco Road” tradition.
“Marriage is like a phone call late at night,” Robert De Niro says in a dulcet voice-over at the outset of “The Big Wedding.” “First comes the ring, and then you wake up.”
“Pain & Gain” is the darkest of comedies set in bright Miami about gruesome crimes committed by the dimmest of bulbs.
Say yes to “No.” An entire country did, causing a political earthquake that uprooted a tenacious dictatorship and formed the basis of this smart, involving and provocative new film.
"Symphony of the Soil" is among the films that will be screened this weekend at the Capitol Theater as part of the Olympia Film Society's Environmental Film Festival. Film Society programmer Helen Thornton said, All of the films talk about solutions, so theyre not depressing.
What is reality? In “Trance,” only director Danny Boyle knows for sure. He leaves it to the audience to try to figure out just what’s up, and what’s going down, in this sleek psychological puzzler.
Unwieldy, overlong and overly reliant on melodramatic coincidences, “The Place Beyond the Pines” is better than it has any right to be, thanks to its cast.
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