A Beer at a Time in historic downtown Camas has 51 taps with a rotating selection of offerings from breweries in the Pacific Northwest to around the globe. Wine and cider round out the beverage offerings, and pizza and salad ensure a complete sit-down meal if you so choose. The establishment is also known for its dog-friendly policy, and like all good tap rooms, the availability of kegs and growlers are commonplace.
Considering the bleak tone of the show, it’s encouraging that hope springs eternal among the producers of HBO’s “The Leftovers,” which returned to start its final season Sunday. But hope takes curious forms in “The Leftovers” universe.
‘Free Fire,” the latest cinematic gut-punch from Ben Wheatley (“High-Rise”), gets off to a retrotastic start, with a high-energy credits sequence composed of a fat ’70s-era font and a punchy track from the Boston punk band the Real Kids.
Thanks to the don’t-blink-or-you’ll-miss-it nature of President Donald Trump’s first months in the White House, more people are turning to cable news in the morning than ever before. That’s good news for MSNBC’s daily political salon “Morning Joe” with Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist — where opinion leaders and White House officials have long tuned in to see the day’s agenda being set.
The Armenian Genocide is a curiously unexplored moment in our modern history, cinematically speaking. That fact alone makes director and co-writer Terry George’s “The Promise” intriguing enough. Historical fiction generally has it over documentaries in inspiring mass interest, especially when actors as appealing as Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon are involved.
‘Born in China” is the latest installment in the “Disneynature” documentary series. It’s “Planet Earth” aimed at younger audiences, but any nature lover can find enjoyment here, especially in the stunning cinematography. While other installments have focused on specific species and eco-systems, “Born in China,” directed by Lu Chuan, gets up close and personal with some of the unique species found in China — pandas, snow leopards, cranes, Chiru antelope and golden monkeys. Chuan’s team follows these incredible animals through the seasons and throughout the circle of life while incorporating Chinese spiritual beliefs about life and death.
In 2005, The New Yorker magazine published a piece by journalist David Grann, a journey through Brazil, retracing the steps of English explorer Percy Fawcett, who mapped the uncharted depths of the Amazon in the early 20th century. Grann later expanded this piece into a book, “The Lost City of Z,” published in 2009, and now the cinematic adaptation of Fawcett’s adventures has been brought to the screen with a richly detailed specificity by writer-director James Gray.
Before we elected “Celebrity Apprentice” star Donald Trump to the Oval Office, TV presidents had only “The West Wing’s” Jed Bartlet (Martin Sheen) to measure themselves against. It wasn’t much of a contest — only “24’s” David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) came close — which may be why most TV presidents are no longer even trying to win the popular vote.