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'True Detective' Closes with Another Stunning Performance by Matthew McConaughey

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Matthew McConaughey’s star power has exploded over the past couple years, capped off with Sunday’s Academy Award win for Best Actor in Dallas Buyers Club.  

300: Rise of an Empire

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
With King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) dead and beheaded and Zack Snyder hard at work on his follow-up to Man of Steel, the task of shepherding the latest slo-mo Greek battle fest falls to Noam Murro,   

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I don’t know about you, but while I’m tired of Hollywood’s constant anthropomorphizing of animals and inanimate objects in animated features, I’m a sucker for the story about a dog smart eno  

Dysfunctional Family Man: Luc Besson

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Take, if you will, a picture — or how about several motion pictures stretching back all the way to 1990, almost 25 years of pictures — from Frenchman Luc Besson. Take a close look at those pictures and a theme emerges, a variation on a theme.
  

Bryan Fuller's Beautiful Dark, Twisted Fantasy

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The dark and decadent dinner party that is Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal (Season Premiere 10 p.m. Friday, NBC) returns this week, continuing its grotesquely beautiful take on the story of Dr. Lecter, his companions and victims.  

Free The Mind

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
This new documentary by Phie Ambo (Mechanical Love) explores and seeks to quantify the power of meditation for skeptical audiences. Studies by neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson provide the foun  

Non-Stop

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Liam Neeson, as the modern-day Clint Eastwood type (let’s call him, “The Man Who Needs No Name Other Than Liam Neeson”), takes to the skies — this time out, as an air marshal attempting to  

Repentance

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
An author and life coach (Anthony Mackie) with a troubled past must confront his own demons and the potential misapplication of his teachings after being kidnapped by a client (Forest Whitaker) se  

Son of God

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Arriving a week before the start of the Lenten season, this story of Jesus (Diogo Morgado) spans from his birth all the way through his death and resurrection with ample attention paid to his teac  

The ‘Secret’ Is Out as Elizabeth Olsen Continues to Attract Attention

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
One day soon, the narrative throughout the media will coalesce around our first impressions of Elizabeth Olsen. We will attempt to write about her, as if in hushed whispers, full of awe. “Do you remember seeing her in Martha Marcy May Marlene?” we will ask our readers, prodding them to recall that this was the moment when we started the buzz about her.   

Reflecting Life

Nick Clooney on film's reflection of the human condition and how Hollywood finally set the record straight about the brutality of slavery

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
As the March 2 date for this year’s Academy Awards approaches, and with it the growing suspense over who will win what, Nick Clooney follows from his Augusta, Ky., home with special interest.  

Untangling the Oscar Race

The Academy's top two prizes are up for grabs after an entertaining and engaging year of film

1 Comment · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
While I am not known for my Oscar handicapping capabilities, let me go out on a limb here and state that this year’s telecast will offer few if any real surprises in the four performance categories.  

The 'Broad' Couple

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Upright Citizens Brigade alumnae Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer started Broad City as a lauded Web series from 2009-2011. Both formats — TV and Web — follow two young women navigating adult responsibilities and life in general in New York City.  

3 Days To Kill

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The career resurgence of Kevin Costner continues under the direction of McG (the one-two punch of Charlie’s Angels and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle) with the stoic one playing a dying top-not  

Pompeii

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Paul W.S. Anderson (the maestro of mayhem behind the Resident Evil franchise, as well as one-offs like AVP: Alien vs. Predator and the remake of Death Race) seemingly wants to get into the natural dis