DVD: A Most Wanted Man

Günther Bachmann (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is a German secret service agent relegated to Hamburg to atone for a failure in Beirut. The hard-drinking, heavy-smoking operative wheezes toward rooting ...

Book: The Vision of Emma Blau

Stefan Blau, who immigrated to the U.S. on his own a decade earlier at age 13, envisions a palatial stone house on the banks of a lake in New Hampshire. On the house's steps, he sees a young girl spinning ...

DVD: 9 to 5

Judy Bernley (Jane Fonda) is returning to the workforce after divorcing her cheating husband. She has a hard time adjusting to her new job as a secretary at Consolidated Companies, where her boss, Franklin ...

Book: Patty Jane's House of Curl

In "Patty Jane's House of Curl," there's more to this beauty parlor than meets the eye. Author Lorna Landvik brings every character to life: Patty Jane; her sister Harriet; handsome Thor and kind, loving ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##Gallery Theater’s production of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” featuring Anna Johnson
in the title role, continues through May 9.

Play Review: Anne Frank

You’ll fall in love with Anne Frank (Anna Johnson, who could hardly be better in the role) in Gallery Theater’s production based on the diary she kept while hiding from the Nazis during World ...

Book: Saturday

On the surface, "Saturday" is just what it advertises: the story of one Saturday in the life of Henry Perowne, an ordinary neurosurgeon and father who lives in central London. But author Ian Ewan also ...

DVD: Hud

Change is coming to the dry plains of West Texas, where the Bannon clan has run cattle for generations. Hud Bannon (Paul Newman) is the hard-drinking, self-centered son of Homer Bannon (Melvyn Douglas), ...

Book: How It All Began

It all begins when 77-year-old Charlotte is knocked down by a mugger on a London street. The mugger's sole intent was to obtain some quick cash. But he (or perhaps she, Charlotte thinks fairly, since ...

DVD: Buffalo Soldiers

Ray Elwood (Joaquin Phoenix) is an amoral U.S. Army clerk stationed in West Germany in 1989. Elwood takes advantage of the oblivious and incompetent Col. Berman (Ed Harris), sleeping with his wife and ...

Book: War Brides

Dawn, Sheila and Gaynor wave goodbye to Australia as their ship steams toward the U.S. After months of waiting, they'll finally be reunited with their husbands -- American servicemen they met and married ...

DVD: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Kimmy Schmidt has just been released from 15 years of captivity underground after she was kidnapped by the charismatic cult leader Rev. Richard Wayne Gary Wayne. Looking to escape her past as a “mole ...

Bread & Butter / Michelle Wildgen

Book Review: "Bread & Butter," by Michelle Wildgen, Random House, 2014 Brothers Leo and Britt are successful restaurateurs who run popular, upscale Winesap, named for the apple trees in the backyard ...

2001: A Space Odyssey

DVD Review: A beautiful, eerie satire of technology and rumination on the origin of man, “2001: A Space Odyssey” is one of the greatest and most confounding films of all time. Last weekend, ...

Book Review: A Treacherous Paradise / Henning Mankel

Henning Mankell is one of my favorite authors, both for his series of mysteries featuring troubled police detective Kurt Wallander and for general novels such as “Italian Shoes.” His writing is spare, but evocative; dark, but enlightening.

Book Review: China Dolls / Lisa See

Review by Starla Pointer Grace Lee runs away from her home in Plain City, Iowa, in 1938, arriving in San Francisco on the eve of the World's Fair. She thinks she'll use her considerable dancing talents ...

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