Charlize Theron stars in Mad Max: Fury Road, a cinematically thrilling revival of the vagabond Aussie policeman’s post-apocalyptic battles. Photo: Warner Bros.

Film review: Fury Road takes the Mad Max series to new greatness

There have been plenty of good/above average blockbusters in recent years that leave you thrilled, invigorated, entertained and properly conditioned to buy the eventual mega-deluxe Blu-ray special edition. But Mad Max: Fury Road is no ordinary blockbuster. You won’t just be entertained. You’ll wonder why anyone has ever bothered to make a movie that isn’t […]

Zan Tewksbury, who did not return a call for comment, resigned as head of Charlottesville’s Office of Human Rights earlier this month. File photo

Human Rights Commission under scrutiny after staffer’s resignation

The abrupt departure of the staffer in charge of implementing Charlottesville’s 2-year-old civil rights ordinance has set the volunteer Human Rights Commission (HRC) that worked with her office on the defensive, but some involved with the creation and oversight of the city’s anti-discrimination efforts say there’s reason to be optimistic. Zan Tewksbury resigned from her […]

Album reviews: Hannah Miller, Andrew Osenga, Mumford & Sons

Album reviews: Hannah Miller, Andrew Osenga, Mumford & Sons

Hannah Miller Hannah Miller/self-released Hannah Miller is one of the most atmospheric singer-songwriters around. Her penchant for mixing dusty, molasses-thick vocals with stark imagery is evident on her new record, as well as the understated fashion in which the songs play out, making for a nice dichotomy. The slow-burning roots rocker “Help Me Out” mirrors […]