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This was the last movie review Roger Ebert filed.
Released less than two years after his The Tree of Life, an epic that began with the dinosaurs and peered into an uncertain future, Terrence Malick's To the Wonder is a film that contains only a handful of important characters and a few crucial moments in their lives. Although it uses dialogue, it's dreamy and half-heard, and essentially this could be a silent film– silent, except for its mostly melancholy music.
The movie stars Ben Affleck and Olga Kurylenko as a couple who fall deeply, tenderly, transcendently in love in France. Malick opens as they visit Mont St. Michel, the cathedral perched on a spire of rock off the French coast, and moves to the banks of the Seine, but really, its landscape is the terrain of these two bodies, and the worshipful ways in which Neil and Marina approach each other. Snatches of dialogue, laughter, shared thoughts, drift past us. Nothing is punched up for dramatic effect.
Marina, a single mother, decides to move with her little daughter, Tatiana, to America wi...
An extended vacation has turned into an extended jail term for convicted attempted murderer Kurt Kroboth, who was sentenced on May 2 in Albemarle County Circuit Court to six months behind bars for violating the terms of his probation.
It was Kroboth's decision to travel from his Arizona home to Oregon and attempt to see the younger of his two sons that landed him behind bars. His travel permit listed only San Francisco as a destination, something Kroboth described as a misunderstanding, claiming that he'd listed only that city since it was his intended final destination. On other trips while on probation, he previously testified, he'd made detours without incident.
In a March hearing in Albemarle Circuit Court, Judge Cheryl Higgins delayed ruling on the violation, citing a need for more information from Kroboth's Arizona-based probation supervisor.
As previously reported in the Hook, Kroboth's son, a student at the University of Oregon, called police when his father showed up unannounced outside his home in early January....
As a supporter of local music and a WTJU classical announcer, I thought that the recent edition of the Hook (April 25) did a superb job covering the local music scene and its support from the community. But the article ignored one essential feature– local classical musicians and ensembles. From orchestras such as the Charlottesville University Symphony Orchestra and the Waynesboro Symphony, ensembles such as Three Notch'd Road and Zephyrus, and many individual musicians, our area abounds in great classical music. I could list many more examples.
Perhaps local classical music might be featured in the future?