“300: Rise of an Empire”

“300: Rise of an Empire”

The phrase sword-and-sandal used to evoke vaguely homoerotic visions of old-timey masculinity, back when Spartacus roamed the screen. (“Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?” Capt. Oveur asked in “Airplane,” and a knowing nation chortled.) Whereas the high-aspiring (and eventual Best Picture winner) “Gladiator” didn’t leer at its players’ bodies to any gratuitous degree, its […]

Festival offers a glimpse inside the GHIA

Festival offers a glimpse inside the GHIA

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art (GHIA) will present its eighth annual Spring Artists’ Market and Festival, March 14-21. Located in downtown Augusta in the historic structure known as Ware’s Folly, for 75 years GHIA has served as an independent visual arts school in the Central Savannah River Area and offers studio art classes and […]

“Non-Stop”

“Non-Stop”

It took a dozen years, but someone has finally made an honest run at a post-9/11 hijacking movie in the form of “Non-Stop,” Liam Neeson’s latest thriller in which he is both cat and mouse. An air marshal with a fear of flying, he finds himself at some personal low point, steeling himself with booze […]