Review http://wvxu.org en 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>The <a href="http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/"><strong>Cincinnati Art Museum</strong></a>’s exhibit <a href="http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/explore/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/details/180-cincinnati-silver"><strong>Cincinnati Silver: 1788-1940</strong></a> celebrates the history in the production and trade of luxury silver wares. Jane Durrell has a review of this exhibit, which runs through September 7.</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;">Larry Thomas has a review of the newly released documentary about the last year of the life of film critic Roger Ebert, </span><a href="http://www.magpictures.com/lifeitself/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Life Itself</strong>.</a></p><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 Book review: "Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience" http://wvxu.org/post/book-review-mermaid-memoir-resilience <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kelly </span>Blewett<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has a review of Cincinnati native</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eileen Cronin</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">’s new memoir, </span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Mermaid-Memoir-Resilience-Eileen-Cronin/dp/0393089010/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1404742158&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=mermaid+a+memoir+of+resilience" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, recounting growing up here after being born without legs.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:59:55 +0000 Kelly Blewett 28887 at http://wvxu.org Book review: "Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience"