Alexandyr Kent, The Shreveport Times

Alexandyr Kent

The Shreveport Times

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Past articles by Alexandyr:

KENT: On happiness, movies and chasing one’s hat

I often talk about moviegoing as a pursuit of happiness. I suppose I mean two things by this. → Read More

Life outside a screen of one’s own

I suspect there are those who feel content by using their phones to engage modern life. Social media affords them stronger, more participatory roles in their friends’ lives. Photos can be shared to show what th → Read More

What kind of moviegoer are you?

A moviegoer is someone who does more than just go to the movies. It’s someone seeking a return on an admission-priced investment. Someone seeking an escape. Someone seeking a shared experience. Or someone who w → Read More

I’m Batman? You’re Batman? We’ll all Batman.

Are we just kinda cosplaying because it’s fun, or are we escaping the everyday through costume because it’s kinda necessary? → Read More

Science on Screen fact-checks ‘The Martian’

This week we celebrated one of my favorite days at Robinson Film Center: National Evening of Science on Screen. On Tuesday, March 22, nineteen art house theaters nationwide viewed movies through the lens of sci → Read More

Who needs a movie theater to see movies anymore?

Are movie-lovers entering an age of total, unrestricted access? Have streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu – that have new competitors in apps from HBO and Showtime – fully opened up an on-demand wo → Read More

Three movies to make you a better adult

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Who asked me that question first? Was it my high school guidance counselor? My mother? My father? Tony Soprano? Whatever its source, I hear it repeated often in movies. These movies often are coming-of-age tales, so the lead characters are being pushed to step from the world of youth into a world of wisdom. They venture away from the nest alone. Take… → Read More

Kent: Downtown moviegoing getting new marquee look

It took 274 gifts and nine months to get to this point, and it’s an exciting one. → Read More

Lizzie’s ‘Brave Heart’ inspires hope for change

It’s no secret that the Internet can be an openly cruel place. Lurking beneath that bridge of anonymity, trolls can scream out from the darkness and do some very real damage. → Read More

Don’t trust your toaster and other sci-fi truths

The easiest way to define sci-fi is in relation to a single author’s work. Explore short stories of Philip K. Dick Feb. 11 at Robinson Film Center’s Book Lovers Supper Club. → Read More

Sci-fi promises a future we can never quite reach

A step unknowingly into a row of science fiction led to endless discoveries. → Read More

Movies of the night offer varying chills

I spend a lot of time in darkness, and this isn’t something I just confess to my therapist. → Read More

Kent: Five great movies for a chilly winter

I know it’s hard to believe, but I’m from a land where the words “below zero” are said with affection. → Read More

Kent: The force of happiness is awake

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” rejuvenate an American pastime older than Harrison Ford? → Read More

Kent: The top movies of 2015 are a mystery no more

At midnight, our planet celebrates another Copernican revolution and will have nothing but a waning moon to kiss. (That opener sounded way, way less French in my head.) → Read More

Three great memories from the theater

My relationship with the theater began when I was 2 or 3. → Read More

Kent: When an old film noir style colors something new

Let’s take another plunge into a style that has set a distinct tone for crime storytelling: film noir. → Read More

Kent: ‘It’s the end of the world’ and other great sci-fi moments

During the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at exemplary movies from genres that too often get a bad rap. → Read More