Ella Taylor http://krvs.org en 'Land Ho!' Takes An Agreeable Stroll Through Familiar And Unfamiliar Terrain http://krvs.org/post/land-ho-takes-agreeable-stroll-through-familiar-and-unfamiliar-terrain In a more market-driven neighborhood of the movie business, Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz's comedy about two retired gents let loose on Iceland would surely be released under the title <em>Geezers Do Geysers</em>. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 Ella Taylor 51127 at http://krvs.org 'Land Ho!' Takes An Agreeable Stroll Through Familiar And Unfamiliar Terrain Trudging Uphill With Two Men And The Weight Of History http://krvs.org/post/trudging-uphill-two-men-and-weight-history With or without his knighthood, the legendary climber Sir Edmund Hillary stood 6-foot-plus in his stockinged feet and looked a bit like a mountain crag himself. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Ella Taylor 50680 at http://krvs.org Trudging Uphill With Two Men And The Weight Of History A Not-Quite-Satisfying Look At A Notorious Career In Crime http://krvs.org/post/not-quite-satisfying-look-notorious-career-crime Many years ago I taught a course in the sociology of deviance to a class of fledgling Boston-Irish policemen. I enjoyed them enormously because they didn't write down everything I said and cough it back up on the test. A waggish friend called them "your heroic coplets."<p>The baby cops listened, with eyes only slightly rolling, to my earnest strictures about the connection between crime and social disadvantage. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Ella Taylor 50240 at http://krvs.org A Not-Quite-Satisfying Look At A Notorious Career In Crime 'The Last Sentence': A Man Making History, But Made By It As Well http://krvs.org/post/last-sentence-man-making-history-made-it-well Like his magnificent 1996 film <em>Hamsun</em>, Swedish director Jan Troell's latest bio-pic is a richly detailed portrait of a great man riddled with flaws and undone by adulation.<p>On the face of it, Torgny Segerstedt seems the very inverse of Knut Hamsun, the Norwegian writer revered, then reviled during World War II for his Nazi sympathies. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Ella Taylor 49760 at http://krvs.org 'The Last Sentence': A Man Making History, But Made By It As Well 'Burning Bush' Finds The Fuel For A Desperate Act http://krvs.org/post/burning-bush-finds-fuel-desperate-act I was a college sophomore in London when Jan Palach, a shy young Czech student, set himself on fire in Prague's Wenceslas Square in January 1969. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Ella Taylor 49312 at http://krvs.org 'Burning Bush' Finds The Fuel For A Desperate Act