I Heart Huckabees

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Fans of Jason Schwartzman have had reason to grow reticent over the years.Nothing short of a revelation in Rushmore, the young actor’s subsequent roles, including the better-off-forgotten raunchy campus  ...

I Am My Own Wife – Doug Wright

Homosexuality remains controversial well over three decades after it became widely politicized at the Stonewall Riots of 1969. Gender issues, a wholly different set of variables, have, in large measure, followed the gay issue into the limelight, but more  ...

Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation

A Bottle that Was Melted by Heat Wave and Fires, Nagasaki, 1961 In 1960, Japanese photographer Shomei Tomatsu was commissioned to photograph the survivors of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in 1945. Fifteen years after the  ...

La Rondine – Giacomo Puccini

La Rondine is the only opera among Puccini's mature works that is generally passed over in the current repertory--and with good reason. Written and first performed in the midst of World War I, it's a work that looks back  ...

Bug – Tracy Letts

The telephone rings. You pick it up. No one there--or maybe the light click of a hang up on the other end. Who called? Why didn't they speak? Why did they dial your number if they didn't want to  ...

The Motorcycle Diaries

Ernesto "El Che" Guevara de la Serna is a seminal figure of 20th century history--a Commandante in the revolutionary army that overthrew the Batista regime in Cuba, a right hand man to Fidel Castro, an educated and articulate Marxist/Maoist.  ...

Daphne – Richard Strauss

online references on Richard Strauss As always with Strauss, much can be made of the historical and political context of the time in which he wrote his operas. Daphne, after all, dates from 1937  ...

Head in the Clouds

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Within the last generation or two, television has irrevocably changed the idea of war in the public consciousness. While combat may remain thousands of miles away, television coverage has  ...

Silver City

American politics have become polarized beyond the rational. Positions are taken emotionally, lines are drawn in the proverbial sand, and the left and the right stand on either side sticking their tongues out at each other and launching sound  ...