Which brings us to The Goldfinch. This Pulitzer Prize winning novel was not admired by the cultural literati. The film is even less admired. The majority of critics have slaughtered this film. I cannot share their negative opinion of this rather clever if somewhat overlong mystery. While it may not be profound it is most certainly entertaining.Read more
Why we at ‘Reno Arts News’ do what we do I didn’t invent this saying, but I thought I wouldRead more
A local haunted house, where a young girl Sarah was hospitalized with insanity in 1868, is the scene of reported sightings of her ghost. Sarah who cannot rest in peace has haunted the house and surrounding town for a hundred years. The young people find a book of Sarah’s stories and take it with them. Sarah, very unhappy about that, starts writing new stories written in blood about the teens. They took her book, and she makes them pay one by one with their lives.Read more
Nigerian born director Julius Onah has given us the story of Luce, an overachieving Eritrean born adolescent who is livingRead more
Good Boys is very good fun. A coming of age film about 3 best friends, it is a delightful prepubescent portrait of 21st Century boys with 21st Century problems.Read more
Warning! Spoilers ahead! If you have seen the show, watch the talk-back video. But if you have not yet seenRead more
Fathom Events celebrates the illustrious half-century long career of beloved Maestro Plácido Domingo by bringing his operatic talents to movie theaters across the country on September 7 only. Domingo made his stage debut in Verona, Italy at the Arena di Verona in the city of Romeo and Juliette during the summer of 1969. He sang the role of Calaf in Puccini’s “Turandot” and the title role in Giuseppe Verdi’s “Don Carlo.” Fifty years later, he returns to the Arena di Verona for an operatic gala event, which will screen in two theaters in Reno and include three operas with grand baritone parts: Verdi’s Nabucco, Macbeth, and Simon Boccanegra.Read more
For 33 years people have been converging on the Black Rock Desert to celebrate the Burning Man festival. Part of that ritual for many of these Burners is picking up supplies for this week-long event at Walmart. Yesterday I went to a Walmart in Reno, as I have done for many years now. Thier I meet some of these diverse and vibrant people, who were on their way to join the tens of thousands of their fellow burners in the Black Rock Desert just a few hours from Reno, NV.
Here is a video of some of my encounters.
The greatest motion picture epic ever made, Lawrence of Arabia, will be back with us September 1st and 4th. Except for the child actor Michel Rey the cast has all passed away, but what a cast it was. Peter O’Toole played Lawrence. The cast included Alec Guinness as Faisal, Anthony Quinn as the pragmatic, grasping Auda abu Tayi, José Ferrer as the homosexual Turkish commander, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy, and Omar Sharif as Sherif Ali.Read more
This Saturday, August 15, 2019, the dragon boats will race, 20 of them in all, in Reno’s and Sparks’ third annual Dragon Boat Festival. They will race 4 boats at a time beginning at 8:30 AM at the Sparks Marina. The last race is set for 2:30 PM.Read more