Joe Talbot's moody debut, inspired by best friend Jimmie Fails' obsession with his childhood home, shows promise, despite its thin premise. provided by Published 5:41 pm PST, Saturday, January 26, 2019 Director: Joe TalbotWith: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob MorganRunning time: 2 hours 1 minute Director: Joe Talbot With: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan Running time: 2 hours 1 minute Photo: Peter Prato Photo: Peter Prato Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 Director: Joe TalbotWith: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob MorganRunning time: 2 hours 1 minute Director: Joe Talbot With: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan Running time: 2 hours 1 minute Photo: Peter Prato Sundance film review: … [Read more...] about Sundance film review: ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’
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Julie Hinds Detroit Free Press Published 9:56 AM EST Jan 18, 2019 Clint Eastwood's hit movie "The Mule" has raked in $93 million at the box office with its compelling story of a senior citizen who becomes a courier for a notorious Mexican drug cartel. Another gripping, but quite different story? The real-life tale of Leo Sharp, who was arrested near Ann Arbor and sentenced in Detroit to prison at age 90 for his role as a drug mule for El Chapo's crime organization. Sharp's odyssey loosely inspired — emphasis on loosely —the journey of Eastwood's character, Earl Stone, who almost accidentally falls into a brief brush with the drug trade as he attempts to mend fences with his ex-wife and estranged daughter. On Tuesday night, the prosecutor who handled Sharp's case, Christopher Graveline, will discuss some of the fact vs. fiction aspects of "The Mule" after a screening of the movie at the Patriot Theater … [Read more...] about Prosecutor shares details of drug case that inspired ‘The Mule’
1. What happens when you move across the world for love, then break up? Cross-cultural couples make up one in ten of Sweden's married couples – but are up to 2.5 times more likely to divorce. Photo: Ruslan117/Depositphotos In 2010, cross-cultural couples – or those involving a native Swede and a foreigner – made up nine percent of all married couples in Sweden. And according to a survey of expats in Sweden by Internations, more foreigners relocate to Sweden to be with their partner than for any other reason: 25 percent of those who responded said they moved to the country for love. This group faces unique challenges, from where to spend Christmas to which language to use with their children, while the partner who relocates must adjust to an entirely new culture, often leaving behind a job, family and friends. Click HERE to continue reading (Members) 2. How robust is Sweden's democracy? (Clue: not very) Photo: Jessica Gow/TT Sweden celebrated … [Read more...] about Year in review: Ten long-reads that tell the story of Sweden in 2018
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!
The Local looks back at the year's highs and lows in Sweden. Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad / TT As 2018 comes to an end, The Local's team looks back over ten stories that shaped the year, from the summer's wildfires to crime trends to that sword in a lake. Sweden's struggle to crack down on gangs Gang conflict has been an ongoing debate this year, particularly in the southern city of Malmö, with a series of tit-for-tat shootings and explosive blasts. Our Malmö correspondent wrote about how it feels to live in a city where gangland shootings are no longer confined to certain areas (Members). Police in other areas are also facing evolving challenges when it comes to dealing with gang crime. In January, a man in his 60s died after an explosion at a Stockholm subway station, after he picked up what he thought was a toy, but turned out to be a hand grenade. We investigated why Swedish gangs are increasingly using these weapons, and what is being done to crack … [Read more...] about Year in review: The biggest stories from Sweden in 2018