Review

Exhibit Review
1:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

A review of the Cincinnati Silver: 1788-1940 exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum

One piece from the Cincinnati Silver exhibit

The Cincinnati Art Museum’s exhibit Cincinnati Silver: 1788-1940 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.

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The Big Screen
1:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Movie Review: Life Itself

Larry Thomas has a review of the newly released documentary about the last year of the life of film critic Roger Ebert, Life Itself.

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The Big Screen
10:21 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is no exception. This particular cycle of cinema began in 1968 with the original film Planet of the Apes, which spawned four sequels, two TV series, a 2001 remake from director Tim Burton which was less than well-received, then 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which I recall was actually pretty good. Now comes the 2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 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.

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The Big Screen
1:00 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Movie Review: Snowpiercer

If you’re tired of the sci-fi genre being hijacked just so Tom Cruise can make another movie, or director Michael Bay can churn out another overlong, turgid Transformers epic, then there’s a new film you should flock to immediately. It’s called Snowpiercer and it’s not playing everywhere, so you’ll have to seek it out.

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Author Eileen Cronin
12:59 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Book review: "Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience"

Kelly Blewett has a review of Cincinnati native Eileen Cronin’s new memoir, Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience, recounting growing up here after being born without legs.

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