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Review: “Captain America 2” is Smart, Bold, but Limited

Ashland, Ore. – Captain America: The Winter Soldier  is the ninth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and potentially the boldest. Though the original Captain America doesn’t hold up nearly as well as its predecessors’ debuting films (Iron Man and Thor), its sequel is not disappointing. Cap 2 focuses on Steve Rogers adjusting to the modern […]

AIFF Presents a Conversation With Ty Burrell

ASHLAND, OREGON – Ty Burrell, more commonly known as the lovable dad Phil Dunphy from Modern Family, filled the Ashland Armory Saturday night with a discussion focusing on the actor’s upbringing and career. The Armory was so filled, in fact, that this writer was only able to enter the Armory thanks to a young man […]

AIFF: “Hank and Asha” is a Twist on Classic Romantic Comedies

There are several “boy meets girl” films showing at the Ashland Independent Film Festival this weekend. It is a simple, classic tale, and one that pleases a wide audience. However, few of them have as much depth as Hank and Asha. A series of video logs between the titular characters make up the entirety of […]

ECOS to Host “Happy” Screening This Week

Ashland, Ore. – Does money make people happy? Kids and family? Work? What kind of living environment values and promotes happiness and well-being? How is happiness part of sustainability? These are some of the questions raised by the documentary Happy, premiering at Southern Oregon University this Wednesday. Happy is a 2011 documentary film produced by […]

Review: “The Lego Movie” is Very Well Put Together

Legos are one of the most influential toys of all time. Over 560 billion of the interlocking toy bricks have been produced between 1958 and the present day, and there are no indications that this growth is slowing. Legos seem to only expand in scope and popularity, and today have transcended the physical form into […]

AIFF Executive Director Anne Ashbey to Step Down

Anne Ashbey, the two-year executive director of the The Ashland Independent Film Festival, will be stepping down from her position. The board of directors officially accepted her resignation. “I have made the decision to step down following the 13th annual festival,” said Ashbey. “This was a difficult decision for me to make, but one that is […]

Rogue Valley High School Honor Band: Entertainment for All!

Wouldn’t you rather spend Saturday night listening to some entertaining music instead of sitting and thinking of something fun to do? If the answer is yes, then come see the Rogue Valley High School Honor Band perform on Saturday, February 1st at 5:00 p.m. in the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall. The Rogue Valley […]

Review: “Lone Survivor” a True Story of Courage

This is the best movie that I have seen in a very long time. Lone Survivor will remind you what Navy Seals truly do in order to protect our country. Lone Survivor (directed by Peter Berg) is based on the failed June 28, 2005 mission “Operation Red Wings”. In it, four members of SEAL Team […]

“Off the Wall Graffiti” Makes Documentary

Maura McCarthy is attempting a feat that has never been done before. She hopes to bring light to an often discriminated art form by documenting artists from across the country for a new documentary and social media movement that only continues to pick up recognition and steam. The project, called the This or That Documentary […]

Review: “Catching Fire” a Slow Burner

I wanted to say that if you haven’t seen The Hunger Games you don’t have to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Especially given that the plot of this sequel is almost exactly the same as the first. Jennifer Lawrence loves some guy but has to pretend to love some other guy because President Snow […]