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'Homeland' Delves Into the Human Psyche

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Homeland has always been a psychological drama. The series began as a mind-bending story centered on “turned” prisoner of war Nicholas Brody and CIA officer Carrie Mathison (the role for which Claire Danes just nabbed another Emmy). But the bombing in last season’s finale has turned Homeland on its head, along with most of the show’s characters.  

Haute Cuisine

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Danièle Mazet-Delpeuch, a well-regarded yet headstrong chef, earned an appointment as the private chef for François Mitterrand and made waves during her brief tenure. Director Christian Vincent   

Metallica: Through the Never

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Metallica, as a band, has no fear of the close-up moment. They bared their souls in the 2004 documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, which captured their struggles during the recording of St. Ang  

Parkland

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Seemingly eager to serve as a companion piece to Bobby, the Emilio Estevez ensemble feature on the Robert Kennedy assassination, Parkland, from writer-director Peter Landesman, explores the impact o  

Runner Runner

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
 Director Brad Furman follows up The Lincoln Lawyer (also known as the film that provided the jumpstart for Matthew McConaughey to serious cinematic respectability) with what seems like a B-movie diversion for Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck — each seemingly interested in possibly lowering expectations before their next projects  

You Will Be My Son

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The dynamic between fathers and sons offers an endless thematic pool for storytellers of all stripes. You Will Be My Son, the latest film from Parisian co-writer and director Gilles Legrand (producer   

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Seeks Real Love

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Don Jon presents an unfiltered Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a guy who loves his porn, his friends (Rob Brown, Jeremy Luke), his family (Tony Danza, Glenne Headly and Brie Larson), his porn, his faith in God (typified by his pious attendance at weekly confessions), his workout routine and, in case I failed to mention it, his porn.   

Pawnee Goes International for 'Parks and Rec' Season Six

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Get ready to treat yo’self, because Parks and Recreation (8 p.m. Thursdays, NBC) is back with an hour-long premiere this week. This sixth season opens with the Pawnee crew in London, where Leslie is honored with an international “Women in Government” award. Expect Leslie, Ben, April and Andy to take in the sights as Ron preaches his disdain for all things European.  

Baggage Claim

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Montana Moore (Paula Patton) fears she may wind up as the oldest single woman in her extended family, so she concocts an intentional plan to change her situation, embarking on a month-long quest   

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
This kiddie foodie adventure sequel continues by exploring the impact of Flint Lockwood’s amazing invention as it keeps on spitting out mutant food products that have morphed into menacing food-  

Enough Said

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Nicole Holofcener’s latest film, Enough Said, arrives burdened with the sad realization that it features one of the final recorded performances of James Gandolfini, but what we would be wise to   

The Patience Stone

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The enduring power of myth takes center stage in Afghani director Atiq Rahimi’s new film, The Patience Stone, which transplants magic and mythology in the modern world with stunning results. Thi  

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

0 Comments · Thursday, September 19, 2013
Big Star specialized in heartfelt, tuneful Rock music driven by the blissful twin vocals of co-founders Chris Bell and Alex Chilton and a guitar sound heavily influenced by the band’s Southern su  

The Daily Scene at TIFF 2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Thank you, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), for such a marvelous birthday party. If I couldn’t have been at home among family and friends, I’m not sure I could have imagined a better way to celebrate. The first day of the festival was a decidedly low-key affair. Festival programmers eased us into the proceedings with a teasing platter of tasty bites and a bit of fizz in our glasses to whet the appetite.  

Filmmaker Stuart Blumberg Helms a Polite Comic Take on Sex Addiction

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Adam (Mark Ruffalo) is charming, good-looking and professionally successful with an easy-going air about him. Mike (Tim Robbins) gives the impression of being a wise mentor. And then there’s Neil (Josh Gad), who is obviously a bit of a bumbler. And what do they have in common? They’re all in a sex addiction support group, Mike as Adam’s sponsor, and all in various stages of recovery.