Onscreen Alternative: Craving Black & White

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
A few times each year, certain films challenge me on a deeper, primal level. They rattle the critical cage, issuing a call that necessitates a response from more than the safe sanctity of the intellect. They demand a blood offering from the heart.  

Ray Donovan: Hollywood Fixer with Personal Problems

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Following Dexter is Showtime newcomer Ray Donovan (10 p.m. Sundays), starring Liev Schreiber as a man with a messy job — one we’ve seen before. But that familiarity doesn’t make it any less entertaining.  

How 'Excited' Should We Be About the New Almodóvar?

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
With certain directors, every new release takes us back to the first time we experienced their work. We remember the visceral thrills, the powerful sensuality or the intellectual austerity that captivated us and we want relive those sensations, which means we set the bar at a level so high that only a talented few can achieve it.   

Locked up and Loving It with Jenji Kohan

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Based on a true story, Orange Is the New Black (now available on Netflix) follows Piper Chapman (played by a very convincing Taylor Schilling) as she trades in her Brooklyn yuppie life with a loving fiancé for 15 months in lock-up and a prison wife.  

Fruitvale Station

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
First-time feature writer-director Ryan Coogler gets key production support from Oscar winners Octavia Spencer and Forest Whitaker to chart the final moments of a young man (Michael B. Jordan) on   

Stuck In Love

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Dramedies have overtaken the indie summer season. Newbie writer-director Josh Boone steps up with Stuck in Love, which examines the life of a successful writer (Greg Kinnear), his ex-wife and thei  

The To Do List

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Halfway to becoming another 40-Year-Old Virgin, high school valedictorian Brandy (Aubrey Plaza) channels her intellectual skills and aptitude into solving her own virginity dilemma. Over the cours  

The Wolverine

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) has been the focal point of the X-Men saga, not simply the face of the franchise on film, but also its heart and soul. After a lackluster solo attempt to tell his backstor  

Safety Last!

(Criterion Collection) 1923, Not Rated

0 Comments · Thursday, July 18, 2013
There was a time when Harold Lloyd was as famous as Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Yet it’s not really a surprise that Lloyd’s profile as a comedic master has receded in recent decades.  

Black Rock

(Lionsgate) 2012, Rated R

0 Comments · Thursday, July 18, 2013
Aselton’s latest, Black Rock, raises the stakes yet again. Written by Aselton’s real-life husband Mark Duplass, the narrative opens as three young ladies — Sarah (Kate Bosworth), Abby (Aselton) and Lou (Lake Bell) — embark on a camping trip on a small deserted island off the coast of Maine.   

Seeking Direction From ‘The Way, Way Back’

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Way, Way Back starts right off with that signature scene from the trailers. Duncan (Liam James), a slightly awkward 14-year-old, sits in the back of an old station wagon that belongs to Trent (Steve Carell), the new boyfriend of his mother Pam (Toni Collette).  

Ato Essandoh Talks 'Copper,' Death Hoax and TV Obsessions

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Fresh off of wrapping Copper in Toronto, Essandoh recently chatted with CityBeat about playing his groundbreaking character on the show, his brush with an Internet death rumor and some of his own television obsessions.

The Conjuring

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
We’re never safe from the paranormal, not even in the heart and heat of the summer. Scaremeister James Wan (helmer of a couple of the Saw movies and the emerging Insidious saga) presents the sto  

Girl Most Likely

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Seemingly more than ready to usurp Tina Fey’s role as the recent Saturday Night Live alumnus most likely to succeed, Kristen Wiig continues to straddle the comedic divide, skillfully mixing and   

Red 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The crafty old retired black ops agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is back in action, in pursuit of a portable nuclear weapon that could obviously land in the wrong hands. With his civilian girlfri