Holding out for a hero

“America at a Crossroads”Tuesday-Friday, 9pm & 10pm, PBS This series of documentaries examines just how screwed our country has become post-9/11. Well, that’s a cynical take. But it’s not far off. Each night, journalist Robert MacNeil hosts two hour-long segments examining terrorism, the messes we’ve made in Iraq and Afghanistan, Islam, the war on American […]

Capsule reviews of films playing in town

300 (R, 117 minutes) Much like his previous work, Sin City, Frank Miller’s stylish comic book 300 comes to life on the big screen. This faithful (nearly panel-for-panel) adaptation arrives courtesy of up-and-comer Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead). This violent, highly visual adventure tale tells the story of the battle of Thermopylae in 480 […]