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Loving the Familiar in ‘The Lobster’

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Early on in Yorgos Lanthimos’ new release, The Lobster,  David (Colin Farrell) finds himself stranded when his wife leaves him for someone else. This break in the pairing doesn’t bode well for David.
  

Summer TV Preview

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Get ready for some serious show-binging this summer — new and returning series include Outcast, O.J.: Made in America, Ride with Norman Reedus, Mr. Robot and many others.
  

Alice Through the Looking Glass

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2016
This Tim Burton-produced affair from director James Bobin certainly has the feel of a trippy Burton fantasy, not to mention the presences of Burton stalwarts Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter (as the Mad Hatter and Iracebeth, respectively).   

A Bigger Splash

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2016
There is a delicious thrill in watching a completely dialed-in performer tackle a truly larger-than-life character, one of those outsized personalities that can dominate a story, crowding out others, even the presumed protagonists.   

‘Meddling’ with the Latest Hollywood Trend

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
We’re in the last stages of the primary season, so forgive me for talking about a revolution; just know that I’m definitely not talking about overthrowing the political establishment of either party or embarking on a course of transformative economic shifts.
  

Take Me to Church

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Developed by Seth Rogen and frequent contributor/childhood friend Evan Goldberg along with Breaking Bad writer/producer Sam Catlin, Preacher  brings to life the dark graphic novel by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.
  

‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ on His Own Terms

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2016
As a film critic preaching the gospel of critical thinking in a world locked into the mainstream belief that math, science and technology are the only fields of study that matter, writer-director Matt Brown’s new biopic offers a persuasive — and quite surprising — counter-argument.
  

‘Chelsea’ Defies the Typical Confines

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2016
After eight years at E!, Chelsea Handler is back with a series that defies the typical confines of “late-night talk shows.”
  

Captain America Brings ‘Civil War’ Home

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Civil War, the third installment in the ongoing saga of Steve Rogers, continues the fascinating narrative of the most fully realized character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  

As Schumer Skyrockets, ‘Inside’ Evolves

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Land a Comedy Central series, and you’re bound to be flung into the public eye, even if you’re already an accomplished standup comic. Of course, that’s exactly what happened to Amy Schumer.  

The Congressman

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
In the midst of campaign season, which has seemingly been in effect since 2008, audiences can’t even seek refuge from political and ideological discourse in the local movie theater.   

Sing Street

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Writer-director John Carney (Once) continues to mine the deep musical reservoir that fuels memories and emotions in the souls of audiences.   

Desperation Drives ‘Green Room’

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Writer-director Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin) knows the simple secret for creating a down-and-dirty little indie thriller: Introduce us to smart, funny characters, but don’t feel the need to burden them with cluttered backstories.   

Netflix Dining Docs Raise the Bar

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Cooking shows are a dime a dozen today, with several networks and daytime TV series devoted to foodie entertainment. But a true culinary documentary is rare. Enter Netflix, which offers two original programs that examine food in a beautiful, critical way.  

Francofonia

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Historical perspective allows us to consider the true power and glory of art during moments of great human crises.