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Dennis Morton Picks Three Favorites from 2015

By Dennis Morton Long ago I realized that most of the films I enjoy never make it to that overly exalted Academy status. Occasionally I'm asked to name my favorite movies of the year. It's not an easy question. I don't pay much attention to lists like that. I don't even know which films have [...]

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Screening: The Education of Auma Obama

By David H. Anthony | KUSP - Event info On the second week of February, Santa Cruz shall be afforded a rare opportunity. On Wednesday February 10, Nigerian born Branwen Okpako will be present at a free public screening her widely acclaimed 2013 film, The Education of Auma Obama, about the Kenyan half sister of [...]

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Review: Truth

Listen to the review by David H. Anthony above, and read the transcript below. Recent juxtapositions of "television" and "news" seem oxymoronic. What matter are ratings, audience numbers, market share, key metrics to assess and increase profitability of the enterprise. Truth, a new docudrama revisiting a decisive transitional moment marking a shift of tv news [...]

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Film Review: ‘Dying to Know’

Listen to the review by David H. Anthony above, and read transcript below.     When the fabled nineteen sixties really began remains an open and lively question. Decades do not necessarily gain their identities simply by changing nines to zeroes or zeroes to ones.  In the opinion of filmmaker Gay Dillingham in Dying to [...]

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Film Review: ‘Grandma’

Listen to the review by Dennis Morton above, and read it below.   Just in case you’re late for an appointment, or you’re about to exit your car, let me suggest that you not miss Grandma, which stars the inimitable Lily Tomlin. It’s a fabulous flick. Now then, if you have a few minutes, let [...]

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

Listen to the review by David H. Anthony above, and read it below.   At the beginning of his documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, filmmaker and narrator Alex Gibney asks why so many were moved by the October 5, 2011 death of the former Apple CEO at the age of 56. It [...]

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Film Review: ‘The End Of The Tour’

Listen to the review by Dennis Morton above, and read it below.   ‘The End Of The Tour’ is a film about a writer, about two writers, actually. And, it’s a rather difficult film to write about. That’s because almost the entire film consists of one long conversation between the novelist David Foster Wallace and [...]

Film Review: ‘The Prophet’

Listen to the review by Dennis Morton above, and read it below.   Khalil Gibran is one of the most famous poets in history. His book, ‘The Prophet’, has been translated into dozens of languages and reportedly has sold over 100 million copies. To put that in perspective, consider that the typical first printing of [...]

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