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Ryan’s List Sucks

My first official top 10 films list as a film critic and, oddly enough, it comes after the first year ever that precisely 10 films stood out to me as far superior to the rest. We’ll get to my 10-best list soon enough, but first comes a reminder that the sweet isn’t as sweet without the bitter.

The Worst films of 2015

5) Kingsman: The Secret Service

There were worse films in 2015 (Paul Blart 2), but nothing was so...

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Nick Bartholomew: A Study in Taking it (Over) Easy

A Dream on Fire

Having seen the scarred remains of 11th and Howard first hand, I thought for a long time about what I would say to Market House owner Nick Bartholomew when I met him for lunch at his West Omaha eatery, Over Easy. I had decided the tragedy of it all has been well communicated and was resolved not to discuss the damage or any of what he lost, but to focus instead on his other ventures. I knew he was...

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A black servant in a 1960s whites’ basement sings of rising hope

Multi-award winners playwright Tony Kushner and composer Jeanine Tesori merged their talents to create an exceptionally original musical off-Broadway in 2002 Caroline or Change. It went on to major acclaim on Broadway, accruing four Tony nominations, winning one. It “tops any new musical this fall” said the New York Times in December 2003.

At Omaha Community Playhouse, this sung-through experience meaningfully...

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Film

Less to Love but More Loved

Typically, assembling my “best films” list is a torturous process of deciding which films get culled after I do some mental Hunger Games with movies as tributes. This year? I actually had to reach into the second level and promote two “also-rans” into the rankings. The top of the list isn’t just good, it’s all-time good for me, filled with at least 3 movies I will watch until I get “jelly eyes.” What there was to...

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Cutting Room for February

Apparently, Film Streams really likes silly dancing. How else can you explain… You know what, they’re showing Son of the Congo, a documentary about Serge Ibaka escaping the war-torn African country to star in the NBA. That’s not Son of  the Conga, which I had imagined was a movie about someone conceived while dancing in a line at a wedding. The film will be screened for free on Tuesday, February 16 at 7 pm and will...

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