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Isabelle Huppert portrays an unhinged widow in ‘Greta’

If one must be stalked by a lonely, obsessive widow who loves barbiturates and mind games, it might as well be Isabelle Huppert. That seems to be the chief takeaway from “Greta,” a sleek, derivative psychological thriller. Read More

Reggae masters Black Uhuru bring new music to Hawaii

More than 35 years after getting its start, Black Uhuru is coming to Hawaii for two nights at the Blue Note Hawaii, followed by a one-nighter March 8 in Honokaa. Read More

Pau Hana Patrol: Extensive appetizer menu shines at Cafe Asia

Birthing a baby and a business in the same year would frighten the strongest of heart, but Kylee Lin and her husband, Chen Pan, have done it and lived to tell the tale. Read More

Augie T. says aloha to stand-up with Blaisdell show

After 27 years of making Hawaii’s people laugh at, by and for themselves, Augie T. is dropping the mic on his comedy career, just as he dropped his boxing gloves decades ago. Read More

Pau Hana Patrol: Village Bottle Shop offers variable beer selection

Village Bottle Shop & Tasting Room is a clean place for an after-work sip or for catching up with friends over a glass of something refreshing. Read More

Island Mele: Kane follows in teachers’ footsteps on ‘Old Soul’

Valley Island born and raised, Mika Kane displays his confidence as a solo instrumentalist and the breadth of his musical horizons on “Old Soul.” Read More

2 pianists perform with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra

When pianist Jon Nakamatsu has performed here in recent years, it’s often been in multi-piano ensembles. This weekend, he’s getting into another multiple piano work, but with a full orchestra as well. Read More

To Do: Augie T, The Beach Boys, George Clinton

Highlights of events coming up in Honolulu over the weeks and months ahead, courtesy TGIF. Read More

Review: Frozen survival tale ‘Arctic’ harnesses power of silence

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen is the perfect performer to star as Overgard, a man who has survived a plane crash in a punishing polar landscape. Read More

Review: Charming ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise closes with stylish tale

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” brings the franchise to a close with an affectionate chapter that continues the adventures of the Viking boy-turned-chief Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his faithful dragon, Toothless. Read More

Elizabeth Gilbert arrives at Wanderlust Oahu on a creative quest

As a storyteller, best-selling writer Elizabeth Gilbert’s greatest advantage may be her warm, intimate, witty voice. Read More

Review: ‘Fighting With My Family’ a funny, touching story about clan of wrestlers

The family that smacks down together staystogether, or at least that’s the idea in this charmer about love and choreographed war. Read More

Review: Eminem gives Hawaii fans an entertaining, fast-paced show

For his concert at Aloha Stadium on Friday night, rap legend Eminem delivered a 90-minute set stuffed with 31 songs. Read More

Motown Valentines at The Republik

Motown Valentines: The 7th annual tribute to Motown featured Paula Fuga, Kings of Spade, DeAndre Brackensick, Big Mox, Yoza, Maryanne Ito, Izik, Keilana, Mindy Smokestack, Kahnma K, Melodie Soul, Melissa Diallo and Jared Ming. Cabaret performances by Violetta Beretta, Madame X and Luna Velour. Read More

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2019 in Kakaako

More than 100 artists took to the streets ands walls of Kakaako this week. Active painting and finished murals made for colorful attractions for kamaaina and malahini alike. Read More

Review: ‘Alita’ puts manga-inspired world on screen

Alita is just like a typical teenage girl. She loves chocolate, breaks curfew and crushes on a bad boy with floppy hair, a leather jacket and a motorcycle. But Alita isn’t typical in other ways. Read More

Review: Boy struggles for freedom, survival in ‘Capernaum’

“Capernaum,” Nadine Labaki’s hectic and heartbreaking new film, borrows its name from an ancient city condemned to hell by Jesus himself. Read More

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