Review http://wvxu.org en Book review: "Lucky Us" http://wvxu.org/post/book-review-lucky-us <p>Kelly Blewett has a review of the newest novel from writer/psychotherapist<a href="http://amybloom.com/"> <strong>Amy Bloom</strong></a>. On the heels of her critically acclaimed <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Away-Novel-Amy-Bloom/dp/0812977793/ref=la_B000APP47O_1_2?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1406040186&amp;sr=1-2"><strong>Away</strong></a>, the new one is <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Lucky-Us-Novel-Amy-Bloom/dp/1400067243/ref=la_B000APP47O_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1406040186&amp;sr=1-1"><strong>Lucky Us</strong></a>.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:59:55 +0000 Kelly Blewett 29757 at http://wvxu.org Book review: "Lucky Us" A review of the Cincinnati Silver: 1788-1940 exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum http://wvxu.org/post/review-cincinnati-silver-1788-1940-exhibit-cincinnati-art-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Cincinnati Art Museum</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">’s exhibit </span><a href="http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/explore/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/details/180-cincinnati-silver" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Cincinnati Silver: 1788-1940</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> celebrates the history in the production and trade of luxury silver wares. Jane </span>Durrell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has a review of this exhibit, which runs through September 7.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:25 +0000 Jane Durrell 29495 at http://wvxu.org A review of the Cincinnati Silver: 1788-1940 exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum Movie Review: Life Itself http://wvxu.org/post/movie-review-life-itself <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A really good documentary film is at its best when it chronicles the life, times and works of a truly exceptional individual. Such is the case with&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.magpictures.com/lifeitself/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong><em>Life </em>Itself</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, based on the autobiography of arguably the most famous film critic of all time, Roger Ebert. Oscar-nominated director </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Steve James</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, most famous for his basketball epic </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Hoop Dreams</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, was given an all access pass to Ebert during his final months before he died of cancer. It didn’t help his condition that a botched surgery left him with no lower jaw, unable to speak or eat.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:05 +0000 Larry Thomas 29499 at http://wvxu.org Movie Review: Life Itself Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes http://wvxu.org/post/movie-review-dawn-planet-apes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The old saying goes “everything old is new again.” Except when it comes to the summer movie crop of 2014, in which all the retreads, reboots, and remakes seem like those that came before. And&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.dawnofapes.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</strong></a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is no exception. This particular cycle of cinema began in 1968 with the original film <em>Planet of the Apes</em>, which spawned four sequels, two TV series, a 2001 remake from director Tim Burton which was less than well-received, then 2011’s <em>Rise of the Planet of the Apes</em>, which I recall was actually pretty good. Now comes the 2014 <em>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</em>, which is pretty much a casserole of plot points, social commentary, and high-tech action scenes in yet another effort to mine bags of box office coin from a proven commodity.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:21:03 +0000 Larry Thomas 29448 at http://wvxu.org Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Movie Review: Snowpiercer http://wvxu.org/post/movie-review-snowpiercer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’re tired of the </span>sci-fi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> genre being hijacked just so Tom Cruise can make another movie, or director Michael Bay can churn out another overlong, turgid </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Transformers</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> epic, then there’s a new film you should flock to immediately. It’s called </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Snowpiercer</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and it’s not playing everywhere, so you’ll have to seek it out.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Larry Thomas 28755 at http://wvxu.org Movie Review: Snowpiercer