Category Archives: Film

ArtyFacts: Sundance and Grammy honors for Lexingtonians

Pikeville native and University of Kentucky graduate Ashley York will be taking her documentary Tig to the Sundance Film Festival in January. Tig tells the story of how comedian Tig Notaro’s career shifted after a legendary performance at the Largo in Los Angeles where … Continue reading

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Movies are not books, and vice versa

I am going to speak what may appear to be heresy to some people here: it does not matter if a movie was as good as a book or stays true to the book. Yes, it can appear to matter, … Continue reading

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Listening to … Bryan Ferry and ‘Mockingjay’ soundtrack

A few weeks ago, I was listening Bryan Ferry‘s Bête Noire album, enjoying the sensuous beats of songs like The Right Stuff and Limbo, remembering seeing the album’s tour in August 1988, which I still rate as the best concert I … Continue reading

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Rosa Goddard Fest: ‘Cleo from 5 to 7′

We’ve all experienced that period of waiting, a set time at which you are supposed to receive some news — test scores, a potential job offer, medical test results — and the time until then to wait. That is the … Continue reading

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First annual LexLatino Film Festival

For years, Dominic Martina attended the San Diego Latino Film Festival, a 10-day, 150-film event featuring movies from Latin America, Spain, South America and the United States. “When I retired in Lexington last year, I realized there are 35,000 Latinos … Continue reading

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Rosa Goddard Fest: ‘Valerie and Her Week of Wonders’

It is safe to say you probably will not confuse Wednesday’s offering in the Rosa Goddard International Film Festival with the Kentucky Theatre‘s Summer Classics Series of primarily populist hits that ran Wednesdays for the past three months. But in … Continue reading

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Summer Classic: Federico Fellini’s ‘8½’

The Kentucky Theatre‘s Summer Classics series comes to a close today as it has in recent years with a foreign classic to sort of lead into the revived Rosa Goddard International Film Festival that will take over the Wednesday special … Continue reading

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Summer classic: ‘Harvey’

If you are going to hang an entire movie on a central character who is an alcoholic and firmly believes he hangs out with a six-foot, 3-inch white rabbit, you need to have an actor who can pull it off. And … Continue reading

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Summer classic: ‘The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek’

After a day of mourning his death, Robin Williams would probably be the first person to tell movie lovers they could use a good laugh. The Kentucky Theatre Summer Classics series has just the thing for us in the Preston … Continue reading

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Appreciation: Robin Williams, 1951-2014

Most of us first met Robin Williams as Mork from Ork, who arrived on Earth in a giant egg and charmed the planet, particularly a fetching earthling named Mindy. In the years after Mork & Mindy’s run on ABC from 1978 to … Continue reading

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