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Review: Crime takes a femine and feminist turn in ‘Widows’

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The film examines the relationship of money and power structurally and intimately. Read More
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Review: ‘A Private War’ tells the story of war correspondent Marie Colvin

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For this impressive film pulls few punches in unflinchingly detailing from the inside — graphic nightmares included — the complexity of the effects war had on Marie Colvin and the world surrounding her. Read More
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Review: Gay conversion portrayed as family issue in ‘Boy Erased’

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“Boy Erased” is based on the true story of a young man, Garrard Conley, whose Baptist family put him in a conversion therapy center to “cure” his homosexuality when he was just 19-years-old. Read More
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Review: A husband’s new job adds stress to his marriage in ‘Wildlife’

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“Wildlife,” Paul Dano’s keenly intelligent and quietly piercing directing debut, is about a marriage that collapses during fall 1960. Read More
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Review: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ stuffed with too much

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The team behind “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” throws an awful lot at the screen during this clotted two-hour-plus diversion, the latest installment in the J.K. Rowling-verse. Read More

Pau Hana Patrol: Food and fun at Johnny Rockets Kapolei

Rock ‘n Fun, the bar at Johnny Rockets, is a place where you can take a break by yourself, meet friends or even have a drink while your kids are occupied at the arcade nearby. Read More
 

Island Mele: ‘Best of Kalapana’ includes rarities, head-scratching selections

Forty-five years after Malani Bilyeu, Mackey Feary, D.J. Pratt and Kirk Thompson founded Kalapana, the group stands next to Cecilio & Kapono as one of the two biggest Hawaii recording acts of the 1970s. Read More
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Comedian Jo Koy returns to Hawaii for 4 sold-out shows

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Last year, Jo Koy sold out 11 shows at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, breaking box-office records for a comedy performer. On Wednesday, he appears at a slightly larger venue — Blaisdell Arena — in the first of four sold-out shows. Read More

There’s always something new for bossa nova master Sergio Mendes

Like those lilting bossa nova tunes that seem to make time stand still with endless motion, the beat keeps going for Sergio Mendes. Read More
 

To Do: Lee Brice, Kevin Hart, Tig Notaro, and more

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

Snoop Dogg and Cardi B to perform at Aloha Stadium

The popular hip-hop artists share the bill with the rock band Sublime with Rome. Read More
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Love triangle spells trouble in Korean masterpiece ‘Burning’

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“Burning,” the South Korean director Chang-dong Lee’s sixth feature film (and first in eight years), sways with a mysterious heartache. It’s ostensibly a psychological thriller, but every plot turn burns with an existential sorrow. Read More
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Claire Foy shines in ‘Dragon Tattoo’ sequel

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What can’t Claire Foy do? She’s the Queen of England (on Netflix’s “The Crown”), Mrs. Neil Armstrong (in “First Man”) and for her next trick, she’s slipped into the cyber-goth trappings of Lisbeth Salander in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story.” Read More
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Melissa McCarthy shines in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me’

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The surprising pleasure of “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” comes from watching two of the film industry’s best comic actors play off against each other in weird and wonderful ways. Read More
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The latest ‘Grinch’ rendition is visually stunning, socially relevant

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When holiday cheer becomes particularly oppressive, when we feel lonely in a crowd, when we would rather rain on someone’s parade than admit defeat, Dr. Seuss gave us a way to describe that feeling with his classic holiday children’s book. Benedict Cumberbatch steps into the role as the Grinch in “The Grinch,” but fortunately for him, there’s no prosthetic makeup involved. Read More

Brody Dolyniuk to play Pink Floyd hits with Hawai‘i Symphony

For some of us, nostalgia is something to experience every once in a while, when the right tune pops up on an oldies radio station or perhaps during a TV commercial. Brody Dolyniuk gets to live it all the time. Read More
 

Monthly Art Walk at Four Seasons offers rewarding discoveries

If you’re looking to get some early holiday shopping done, consider checking out the artwork at the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina’s monthly Art Walk. Read More

HIFF screenings continue at Dole Cannery

The Hawaii International Film Festival continues at Dole Cannery, with 187 films from 35 countries screening through Nov. 18. Read More

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