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Dominique Paul Noth
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MMAC DROPPING DEVOS STYLE MONEY INTO SCHOOL RACES
By Dominique Paul Noth The MMAC is a curious trade organization – since many businesses don’t know what they really trade in. Ostensibly representing business interests as the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce it has a freewheeling political ar...

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THE SILENCE SURROUNDING ‘SILENCE’
By Dominique Paul Noth Liam Neeson in "Silence." On paper, everything about “Silence” grabbed the wheelhouse of my interests – a favorite director, important novel, serious cinema and global moral dilemma. It is faithful to the intentions of a renowned nove...

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THE TRUMP THEY VOTED FOR VS THE TRUMP THEY HAVE
By Dominique Paul Noth The chaos president – or as a friend more impolitely calls him, the KKchaos president – has been careening around like a kid on an amusement park bumper car.  In his off the cuff off the wall press conference Feb. 16 he denied any per...

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ANGER AT DEVOS SHOULD BENEFIT EVERS IN NORMALLY LOW TURNOUT APRIL RACE
By Dominique Paul Noth Tony Evers National TV news anchors were calling out Wisconsin voters February 7 immediately after the US Senate barely approved Betsy DeVos as new education secretary.  They wondered aloud if the February 21 primary and April 4 Wisco...

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HOW LOVING AND FRIENDSHIP HAD LITTLE PLACE IN OSCARS
By  Dominique Paul Noth Ruth Negga is the lone Oscar nod despite Josh Edgerton's strong performance in "Loving." One measly nomination for “20th Century Women”? That  was not the intention of producing companies Annapurna Pictures, Archer Gray and Modern Pe...

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OSCAR SENSIBILITIES AND 20TH CENTURY WOMEN
By Dominique Paul Noth The curious but understandable Oscar neglect of Annette Bening in "20th Century Women." A release date reveals a lot of what producers and studios are thinking about Oscar nominations – or lack of them. Not seasonal perennials of cour...

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MANCHESTER MORE A DIRECTOR'S TRIUMPH THAN AN ACTOR'S
By Dominique Paul Noth Lucas Hedges and Casey Affleck in "Manchester by the Sea" Manchester by the Sea is being touted as an actors' movie (particularly one actor,  Casey Affleck), as a sad but gripping  excursion through a lost soul redeemed by having to c...

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‘FENCES’ BREAKS US DOWN WITH POWERHOUSE PERFORMANCES
By Dominique Paul Noth  Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in "Fences" Fences is a hybrid -- transferring a stage giant to the big screen while retaining the structural outlines of the stage. That may work against it in the “best film” sweepstakes where orig...

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‘HIDDEN FIGURES’ RELIES ON HIDING REALITIES FOR A WILLING PUBLIC
By Dominique Paul Noth From left: Octavia Spencer, Taraji Henson and Janelle Monae in Hidden Figures. Unquestionably the surprise feel-good smash hit,  congratulatory slap on the American back and elevation of  black pride currently at the movie theaters  i...

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HOW MUCH FADE AWAY CAN THE NATION PUT UP WITH?
By Dominique Paul Noth Tillerson proves far from stoppable One part of me was hardly surprised that the three GOP senators who expressed severe reservations about Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State – worrying that his coziness with Russia was unsettling an...
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