Farewell to the Pearl

Farewell to the Pearl

The Schuylkill Mall in Frackville has met the fate many others across the country, closing its doors last year. Its cinema – Pearl Theatre Stadium 8 – was on its way to a similar ending. By mid-2017, it looked like the theater would stay open until Dec. 31, but its...
2017’s best movie posters

2017’s best movie posters

Artists and movie studios took a lot of risks with their movie poster selection in 2017. With more than 340 feature-length films hitting the cineplex this year, the poster had to bring as much attention as possible. Here are my selections of this year’s best posters:...
Review: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Review: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Tamara’s Take Sometimes, your hopes are wrapped around one character to carry out the legacy of a beloved series. If you pick a familiar face, the fellow with a charismatic smile or a star, you are bound to be confused and may leave the theater disappointed. If...
Review: “The Exterminating Angel”

Review: “The Exterminating Angel”

“The Exterminating Angel” 4.5 stars out of five. Before Nov. 18, I had never seen an opera. I had some classical vocal training when I was a teenager, and I grew up with musicians and singers who would eventually perform on national stages. I had the pleasure of...
A special month for cinephiles

A special month for cinephiles

November is a special month for cinephiles. For movie collectors, it’s time for the sale of the year, a chance to purchase special editions of some of the world’s best titles. It’s also a time when fans of films with dark themes and dramatic crime stories engage in...