Arts & Culture

Coverage of all areas of entertainment: live music, non-profit soirees, museum exhibits, art galleries, club bands, dance performances, culinary adventures and everything else that delights, surprises and enriches.

This week, Libby Wadman reviews the chilly sea saga, "The Finest Hours." And, like it or not, she says you will need a warm coat in the theater...

Robert Redford Opens 2016 Sundance Film Festival

Jan 31, 2016

While Hollywood is being rocked with a debate about is diversity- especially at the Academy Awards - Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford opened the annual Film Festival about what he feels fosters diversity at the Sundance Festival. Redford and his two major lieutenants fielded questions at the annual press conference. But they said little directly about the current Oscar controversy. Rick Brough has more.

Nominated for four Oscars, the dramatic film, Room, follows a young mother and her son through their captive existence and their desperate search for freedom and peace. Linda Jager has this week's Friday Film Review.

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman is a book filled with curious people, places and things - united together in another unique and unusual Alice Hoffman tale. Barbara Bretz has this month's KPCW Book Review.

Is it possible to get a laugh out of watching the events of the 2008 global financial crisis? If you see director Adam McKay's The Big Short -  it is. Here's Barbara Bretz with this week's Friday Film Review.

    

Spoiler Alert! Our Friday Film Review takes a look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Rock Brough promises he won't give away any secrets - just hints. But you might want to turn down the radio for the next four minutes if you want to be safe. The bottom line though, is  that the magic, thrills and heart of Star Wars are back.

    

Bobbie Pyron reviews the Book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.

James Bond may be a blunt instrument, but Libby Wadman who has this week's Friday Film Review says  Spectre - the latest film in the Bond -franchise is as sharp as it can be.

A young Montana ranch boy is sent to spend the summer with distant relatives. So begins his journey into the unknown and adventures of the open road. Amy Mills has this month's book review of Last Bus to Wisdom, by Ivan Doig.

The new film “Our Brand is Crisis” stars Sandra Bullock, but her brand isn’t enough to save the movie.    Rick Brough has this week's  Friday Film Review.

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