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Letters at 3AM: The Nameless Moon, Etc.
Ventura unpacks his folders full of sentences without homes, and other remnants excised from this and that
" three bulging manila folders: sentences without a home, sketched notions, occasional quotes, and bits cut from columns because..."

May 16, 2014 Column by Michael Ventura

Atonement, Etc. -- Top 10-plus, Special 2002 bonus edition
Books for which we confess our true feelings, reconsider our disdain, or finally find room: top 10-plus, 2002 edition …
"..."I have new material from Mamur on bin Laden, etc. He seems to blame it all on whacko Pakistani..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Books Feature

Skies, Etc., Once Again Friendly
Obama's last week has been one helluva rainbow gathering.

Oct. 30, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

The Best of the Rest of the Fests, Etc.

Nov. 2, 2007 Music Post by Margaret Moser

One-Carr Accident, Carr Runs Out of Gas, etc.

Oct. 30, 2006 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

Those Environmental 'Extremists' Who Worried About Shrinking Wetlands, Overbuilding, Inadequate Zoning, Eroding Coastlines, Etc. Well They'll Screw Up the Reconstruction as Well!

Sept. 6, 2005 Postmarks

Health Care, etc.

Dec. 13, 2002 News Feature


Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature


July 26, 2002 News Feature

Love, Etc.

Oct. 8, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Radioland Murders
"...real radio acts: Buck Rogers, the Shadow, Spike Jones, etc. But on top of this Lucas also attempts a..."

Oct. 28, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

A Good Man in Africa
" dragging about the body of a lightning-fried maid… etc., etc. All of it plays a bit phony. Perhaps..."

Sept. 16, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Wagons East
"...(knee in crotch, boot in crotch, cactus in crotch, etc.). The low humor in itself wouldn't be so bad..."

Sept. 2, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

This H.P. Lovecraft-inspired fish story is so extreme that it borders on camp.
"...screen by way of creature effects, make-up, production design, etc., along with a mild infusion of some gratuitous T&A...."

June 28, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tito and the Birds
Brazilian animation goes for the throat of Late Capitalism
"...warn humans of dangers to come: Earthquakes, floods, war, etc. But we forgot how to listen...."

Feb. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Danielle White

All Saints
Planting seeds to save a church
"...acts of God, the church elders will present roadblocks, etc. It’s all presented in a dramatically sound and nonpreachy..."

Sept. 1, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Don't mess with Halle Berry
"...plate, police are totally useless, there’s no phone reception, etc.) but it’s fun to cheer Karla on every time..."

Aug. 11, 2017 Movie Review by Danielle White

The Purge: Election Year
The third entry in this nasty series adopts a political bent
"...ids and do whatever they want: murder, rape, mayhem, etc. to cleanse them of their urges, thereby making for..."

July 1, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Resident Evil: Retribution
In the fifth installment of this horror franchise, Milla Jovovich again stars as the saga's heroine Alice, who fights the Umbrella Corporation and the undead.
"...Umbrella Corporation's underground network of real-world mock-ups (Tokyo, London, etc.) – shooting, slashing, and gyrating around the evil and..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

From Prada to Nada
Former Spy Kid Alexa Vega co-stars in this comedy that provides a Hispanic spin on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.
"...not so much; love is grand in any language, etc.) are somewhat less than revelatory. That said, former Spy..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Memory of a Killer
A hitman who's losing his memory to Alzheimer's anchors this absorbing Belgian policier that's tightly wound and expertly unraveled.
"...lots of jacked-up visual techniques (jump cuts, swish edits, etc.) that also help keep the audience rapt. Winner of..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Racing Stripes
Just as the titular zebra, Stripes, is not really a horse of a different color, this kids picture is not a movie of a different stripe.
"...little tykes (be true to yourself, follow your dreams, etc.), and so too are its voluminous poop jokes. Adults..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Die Mommie Die!
Charles Busch's campy send-up of Fifties melodrama falls flat.
"...throwback. Lacking sharp wit, outré performances, glorious visual commentary, etc., Die Mommie Die! seems more like an amateur revue,..."

Dec. 12, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bridget Jones's Diary
romantic fantasy as it is social satire.
"...girl binges on Vodka, ciggies, chocolate, and Chaka Khan, etc. -- and tosses in comic business and sight gags..."

April 13, 2001 Movie Review by Sarah Hepola

Digimon: The Movie
"...Rangers, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Smurfs, Tron, etc. The point of these films has never been lasting..."

Oct. 13, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Bring It On
Catfights, navel-baring, a Top 40 soundtrack, sugarcoated sentiments: Cheerleaders grab center stage.
"...people. Least interesting are the (at times, very long) stretches where we're forced to buy these kids as real..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

O Amor Natural
Recently unearthed erotic poetry of Carlos Drummond de Andrade is used by the filmmaker as an opening gambit for frank conversations about love and sex with random Brazilians.
" fellatio, penises (characterized as “leaping jaguars”), anal sex, etc. puts to shame any belief that there's something inherently..."

Aug. 7, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Late Bloomers
"...sensual, with no wussing out on nudity, hungry kisses, etc. However, the Texas-born Dyer siblings (Julia's sister Gretchen wrote..."

June 27, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

" the basement if the lights have gone off, etc.) as pivot points in Craven's wonderfully self-reflexive plot. Neve..."

Dec. 20, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

John Carpenter's Escape From L.A.
"...crimes (pre-marital sex, smoking, eating red meat, voting Democratic, etc.) are packed off to the island of Los Angeles..."

Aug. 9, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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