The Schnedlers’ penultimate visions of Iceland

May 26, 2014

The landscapes just about anywhere in Iceland make it crystal clear that you’re not in Kansas — or in Arkansas. The myriad images on the memory cards of Marcia and Jack Schnedler’s pocket-size Canon cameras verify the spectacular scenery all …

Red Dublin

May 23, 2014

Post by Philip Martin.

Karen Martin on Tori Amos’s Unrepentant Geraldines

May 23, 2014

Unrepentant Geraldines Tori Amos Mercury Classics A stunning release from Tori Amos is not unexpected; who can forget 1992’s aptly named Little Earthquakes, with its dramatic pounding piano and deeply personal lyrics about not-for-pop topics like sexual assault? Amos’ distinctively …

Mick LaSalle reviews Chef

May 23, 2014

Chef Grade: 90 Cast: Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Emjay Anthony, John Leguizamo, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Scarlett Johansson, Bobby Cannavale, Robert Downey Jr., Amy Sedaris Director: Jon Favreau Rated: R, for language Running time: 115 minutes By Mick LaSalle in …

Only Lovers Left Alive

May 23, 2014

Only Lovers Left Alive 86 Cast: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright, John Hurt Director: Jim Jarmusch Rating: R, for language, nudity and adult themes Running time: 123 minutes By Rene Rodriguez in the Miami Herald …

Dan Lybarger reviews Belle

May 23, 2014

Monkey note: As I said, we’re working to get several review up. This is the first one. Belle Grade: 86 Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Matthew Goode, Sarah Gadon, Sam Reid, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton, Sam Reid Director: …

Friday morning briefing with Audi

May 23, 2014

Vlogcast 5-23-14 at 6.58 AM from Philip Martin on Vimeo.

An Iceland folio

May 21, 2014

This installment of Jack and Marcia Schnedler’s postings from their 24-day Icelandic driving trip takes a visual focus. A potpourri of photographs mostly by Marcia, with captions mostly by Jack, the images show assorted novelties and oddities (to American eyes …

Larry King and the cast of Silicon Valley

May 20, 2014

2014 Little Rock Film Festival winners

May 19, 2014

We’ll have more on this later. Award Nominees/Winners *Winners in ALL CAPS Best Arkansas Performance ED LOWRY – A Matter of Honor Quinn Gasaway – Sacred Hearts, Holy Souls Jay Clark – Stuck Jordan Scott – Valley Inn Film Best …