Review

The Big Screen
12:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Movie Review: Inside Llewyn Davis

Leave it to the Coen Brothers to come up with a film full of colorful characters, although not always likeable, delicious dialogue, and a tale that may hold moral implications for many viewers. Such is their latest outing, Inside Llewyn Davis. The title character is an aspiring folk singer at the beginning of the folk singing renaissance in 1961. He started as one-half of a duo, which broke up, and now he’s trying for a solo career. Llewyn Davis is completely at loose ends. He’s on the outs with what’s left of his family, has no permanent address, and is getting nowhere fast with his chosen profession. He spends the film on a journey of discovery…but for what? Fame? Love? Or maybe just looking for himself, whoever that may be.

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Elizabeth Gilbert
12:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Book review: "The Signature of All Things"

Kelly Blewett has a review of the new book from author Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) entitled The Signature of All Things.

The Big Screen
12:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Movie Review: Saving Mr. Banks

I’m more than likely in the minority on this film, but I have a few problems with Saving Mr. Banks, in which Tom Hanks as Walt Disney is having difficulty with the prickly author of the book Mary Poppins, played by Emma Thompson, who wants to micromanage every aspect of the film’s production. If you have seen the trailer, it appears to be a feel-good tale of moviemaking surrounding one of the most beloved films ever made. What the trailer doesn’t reveal is that it’s really two films in one.

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Kentucky Geology
12:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Book review: "Kentucky Agate: State Rock and Mineral Treasure of the Commonwealth"

Roberta Shultz has a review of Roland McIntosh and Warren Anderson’s latest book from the University Press of Kentucky, Kentucky Agate: State Rock and Mineral Treasure of the Commonwealth.

Shelley Shepard Gray
12:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Book review: "Peace: A Crittenden County Christmas Novel"

Kelly Blewett has a review of the holiday installment of Shelly Shepard Gray’s Secrets of Crittenden County book series, this one is entitled Peace: A Crittenden County Christmas Novel.

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