Directed by Michael Moore
With great wit, humor and insight, we watch a democracy (ours) become a despotism. The question Moore asks—“How did we get here?”—reveals some surprising answers. It’s not the Trump voters, but nonvoters (Trump won by only 2 votes per precinct in Michigan), President Obama (who failed to help the desperate water crisis in Flint, caused by Republican leadership), and even Gwen Stefani (who was paid more to host The Voice than Trump was to host The Apprentice, causing him to launch a presidential bid in hopes of getting NBC to pay him more) who allowed the country’s current existential crisis of democracy to occur.
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
A wry tale of how to use political intrigue for power, even when the reigning monarch is unhinged, spoiled, incompetent, and demands absolute loyalty. No, this isn’t an account of contemporary American politics; this is a period film about Queen Anne (r. 1702-1714). Even though the screenplay was written several years ago, the issues couldn’t be more relevant. Queen Anne (the brilliant Olivia Colman), given to constant ailments and sour temperament, has almost turned the daily running of British empire over to her close companion, Sarah, the Duchess of Marlborough (Rachel Weisz). Meanwhile, a new servant, Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives at the palace with plans of her own to gain the Queen’s favour. Cinematographer Robbie Ryan’s frequent use of fish-eye lenses creates a lot of empty space where the loneliness or entrapment of characters is amplified.
– Dr. David C. Simmons
Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists
Directed by John Block, Jonathan Alter and Steve McCarthy
Superb documentary honoring Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill, the great New York newspaper columnists (actually, Mr. Hamill might be better classified as a poet). An often-poignant reminder of the last great era of journalism for anyone old enough to remember, and a real eye-opener for all the young folks who have grown up on 24-hour news cycles of all things Kardashian.
– Chris Manson
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Where the Rubber Meets the Road…Meet the Team from Destin’s Rick McIntosh Memorial Bike Shop
By Bill Herrin Most times, when you think about people that have made a positive impact on your life, the ones that come to mind are cherished and remembered fondly. This...
Chef Jim Shirah: Fishing, Cooking, Lionfish
By Bruce Collier Some people just get born into their life’s work. Chef Jim (“Jimmy”) Shirah is executive chef at Dewey Destin’s Harborside Restaurant. Area residents and visitors are well acquainted...
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Recently, there have been two songs I have listened to on repeat. I couldn’t make it through either of them without crying—and crying like a baby! Eventually I did, and now I...
Group Therapy Has the Cure for What Ails You
By Nikki Hedrick Group Therapy has been spreading their musical remedy for only two years, but the band has familiar faces on deck. “Our first gig was January 30, 2017,” says drummer-vocalist...
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A Dozen Works Selected for Second Round of Underwater Art
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) and South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) are proud to reveal the 12 sculpture designs selected by jury for permanent exhibition in the second...