August 23, 2016 — Just giving birth to a child doesn’t insure that a mother will become a warm and nurturing soul.Some mothers manage to pass over that part of the deal completely.Billie has known only torment at the hands of her alcoholic mother. The teenager was born of rape and her mother is intent on seeing to it that Billie will suffer.The girl has never gone to school; she cannot work because she is not permitted out of the house. She rarely […]
August 23, 2016 — He was one of the last of Hollywood’s golden boys.Tab Hunter’s career had a strange trajectory. He was only 21 when he was cast as one of the leads in Island of Desire, opposite Linda Darnell; he would star in more than 40 films during his film career.In 1956, he, Natalie Wood and James Dean were the final group of actors placed under exclusive contract with Warner Bros.In 1957 he recorded a song called First Love, […]
August 22, 2016 — Releasing tomorrow: Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong is a gorgeous stroll through Hong Kong in the company of two attractive young people who are on the verge of falling in love. Twice.Ruby and Josh meet on a street in Hong Kong. She is there for a short trip and gets lost. Josh, who has been living tin Hong Kong, offers to walk her to her destination. The walk is long enough for the two to realize that they are strongly attracted […]
August 19, 2016 — State parole officers are required to monitor criminals who have recently been released from prison.Usually, the people a parole officer is responsible for keeping an eye on are those who have been released during their sentence; they are being permitted to serve the remainder of their sentence within the community rather than in jail but they must do so under supervision.Occasionally, as in the cases of registered sex offenders and violent offenders, parole officers are required to keep tabs on […]
August 19 — Documentary filmmaker Jen Senko noticed that her father’s politics began to change after he started listening to right-wing talk radio during his commute to work.Previously he had been a somewhat apolitical Democrat; suddenly he was a right-wing fanatic, angry and outspoken. And Senko wanted to know how and why this happened.As she investigated the phenomenon — which had touched people around the country — she became aware of some of the forces behind it, including Roger Ailes, who […]
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