Tony Goldwyn’s deceptively rote telling of one woman’s 18-year effort to exonerate her brother Kenny (a stellar Sam Rockwell) for a 1980 murder he didn’t commit packs quite an emotional punch. Kenny’s sister (Hilary Swank) studies to become an attorney for the sole purpose of getting her brother released. While Conviction is far from a refined real-life drama, it does pay off on its emotional promise.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.