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  • DVD review: Kurosawa classic 'Rashomon' brushed up for Blu-ray

    DVD review: Kurosawa classic 'Rashomon' brushed up for Blu-ray
    It's not just that Akira Kurosawa's 1950 “Rashomon” brought Japanese film to the west; or that it introduced to us the young, rising Toshiro Mifune; or that its title has become the universal shorthand for the uncertainty of the truth, as seen through different eyes. It's also that it's a great movie that suggests new possibilities each time you watch it. Ergo, it's a film that is more worthy to own on disc than most movies, which are only good for a few viewings. I return to it every few years; even with simply one set of eyes, I've managed to see it in many different ways, sometimes incompatible with each other.
  • DVD review: Criterion rears restored 'Children of Paradise'

    DVD review: Criterion rears restored 'Children of Paradise'
    Marcel Carne's unforgettable "Children of Paradise" ("Les Enfants du Paradis") — widely (and justly) considered one of the masterpieces of world cinema — showed up in theaters a few months ago in a remarkable restored version. At the time I...

    Volunteer receives national honor

    For his volunteer service, James Lui, an IT administrator for ARAMARK Uniform Services in Burbank, recently received a Gold Jefferson Award for Public Service — one of the nation’s top honors for community service and volunteerism. As a board...

    Earl E. Schmit

      Earl E. Schmit, 86, passed away June 26, 2011, at the home of his daughter Peggy Hart in Mesa, Arizona.   Earl was born January 8, 1925, in Quincy, Illinois to parents Aurelia and Alois.  Earl earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of...

    On the environmental front

    With the release of former Vice President Al Gore's 2006 Academy Award-winning documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," environmental activism reached a tipping point in the country, as millions of Americans were exposed to the negative effects green house...