Sunday, August 31, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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‘The Impossible’: A compelling battle for survival

“The Impossible” 4.5 stars Starring: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast, Geraldine Chaplin, Ploy Jindachote, Johan Sundberg Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity, horrific mass injury and brief nudity A horrific natural disaster is seen through the eyes of a desperate family By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Félix Bergés and Pau […]

‘Zero Dark Thirty’: The ultimate manhunt

“Zero Dark Thirty” 4.5 stars Starring: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, James Gandolfini Rating: R, for considerable violence, torture and profanity Strong acting highlights this fact-based account of the CIA’s search for Osama bin Laden By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Osama bin Laden was executed […]

‘The Sessions’: The power of love

By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic “The Sessions” Five stars Starring: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Adam Arkin, Annika Marks, Rhea Perlman Rating: R, for strong sexuality, graphic nudity and sexual candor Berkeley-based poet, author and journalist Mark O’Brien died in 1999, just shy of his 50th birthday. His collections of […]

‘Argo’: The best film Hollywood never made

“Argo” 4.5 stars Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall Rating: R, for profanity and dramatic intensity Truth really is stranger than fiction. The events depicted in “Argo” wouldn’t be believed in a novel; the wild ’n’ crazy premise defies credibility. And yet this bizarre CIA mission actually […]