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Review: ‘Spotlight’ tells the story behind the story which broke the story

Review: ‘Spotlight’ tells the story behind the story which broke the story

By MARK VIOLA On Jan. 6, 2002, the Boston Globe published the first in a series of stories about systemic child abuse perpetrated by Catholic priests in the Boston area…

Review: With ‘Good Dinosaur,’ Pixar lays an egg

Review: With ‘Good Dinosaur,’ Pixar lays an egg

By MARK VIOLA After several years wallowing in a creative slump, Pixar Animation returned with a bang this past summer with the imaginative, emotional “Inside Out.” With two movies scheduled…

Review: ‘Secret in Their Eyes’ is a dark thriller

Review: ‘Secret in Their Eyes’ is a dark thriller

By MARK VIOLA Each year when I’m preparing my Academy Award predictions, I enjoy watching the trailers for the Best Foreign Language nominees, most of which I never get a…

‘A Christmas Carol’ will become ‘live’ radio play

For two nights, Perry Theatre will return patrons to the imagination-filled days of yesteryear, when radio dramas were performed before a live audience. “A Christmas Carol: Radio Play” will be…

Go ‘Backstage at the Ballet’

Behind the curtain there is a kingdom filled with white snow, gliding ballerinas and dreams that come to life. For one day only, The Tallahassee Ballet invites the community to…

Review: ‘Mockingjay – Part 2’ brings a satisfying conclusion to ‘The Hunger Games’ saga

Review: ‘Mockingjay – Part 2’ brings a satisfying conclusion to ‘The Hunger Games’ saga

By MARK VIOLA After three and a half years and four movies, we have finally reached the conclusion of the cinematic adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling “Hunger Games” trilogy. Last…

COCA celebrating 30 years with iPhotofest

The Council on Culture & Arts for Tallahassee-Leon County (COCA) is turning 30 and in celebration of that anniversary, iPhotofest 2015 will focus on one of the most significant advancements…

Review: ‘The Peanuts Movie’: pleasant surprise and a worthy addition to the franchise

Review: ‘The Peanuts Movie’: pleasant surprise and a worthy addition to the franchise

By MARK VIOLA Charles Schulz’ “Peanuts” is one of the most iconic comic strips of all time and just as well known as the strip itself are its characters, including…

FSU presents ‘The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi’

The Florida State University School of Theatre’s production of “The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi” opened Thursday and will continue its run through Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Fallon Theatre…

Review: ‘Spectre’ gives us all the Bond adventure we expect, but story falters by trying too much

Review: ‘Spectre’ gives us all the Bond adventure we expect, but story falters by trying too much

By MARK VIOLA There have been 24 James Bond films since “Dr. No” first brought the tuxedo-clad spy to the big screen in 1962, and the anticipation for the next…