The Lone Ranger

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Was anyone yearning for a mondo-budgeted film version of a mediocre TV show from the 1950s in which the central hero’s sidekick was portrayed in a shamefully condescending way? Probably not. Yet  

Medium Cool

(Criterion Collection) 1969, Rated R

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Writer-director-cameraman Haskell Wexler’s groundbreaking quasi-documentary captures the mood of a nation at high anxiety — a nation increasingly ruptured over an unpopular war and a seemingly radical counter culture that was bleeding into the mainstream.   

The Newsroom

(HBO Home Entertainment) 2012, Not Rated

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The Newsroom is at once a high-minded critique of what television news divisions have become (ratings-obsessed entities more concerned with the bottom line than with “speaking truth to stupid,” as one character puts it) and a wit-infused comedic drama with myriad romantic subplots (most of which come off as clunky rip-offs of the one that anchored James L. Brooks’ far more successful Broadcast News).   

Mindbenders Series Brings Devilishly Twisted Features to the 'Nati

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Pumpkin Productions, the moniker chosen by CityBeat contributing arts editor Steven Rosen, has teamed up with co-sponsor Cincinnati Film Society to present a three-day Mindbenders series, which will screen at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.  

In the End, Dexter Keeps It in the Family

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
We’ve survived The Ice Truck Killer, The Skinner, Trinity, The Doomsday Killer and other non-nicknamed bad guys, and in this final season of Dexter (9 p.m. Sundays, Showtime) our leading man must make some serious decisions about his “dark passenger.”  

The Heat

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The pearly white gates of Pitch Heaven opened up and pooped out the idea for The Heat. Don’t believe me? Where else would the utterly generic notion of matching Sandra Bullock (as a special agen  

White House Down

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Never before have I fielded as many questions about similar plotlines in movies released in the same year than with the recent two-fer of White House assaults. Sight unseen, it feels like White Ho  

Long Live the Kings of Indie Cinema

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
This summer, moviegoers have been amenable to mainstream comedies and superhero flicks, but sometimes it’s the smaller films that deserve our attention.

The Dog Days of Summer

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
It’s time to spark up a J, laugh out loud and then question your existence with an Australian guy in a gnarly dog suit. Wilfred’s back (10 p.m. Thursdays, FX).  

The Bling Ring

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
So, this is what has become of the Bonnie and Clyde mythos, the ballsy outlaw bandits with bullets to spare and a knack for creating (and then unfortunately believing) their own hype? It is somewh  

The East

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Sarah (co-screenwriter Brit Marling), an undercover operative with a private security firm, is assigned to infiltrate an anarchist group that targets corporations suspected of massive cover-ups th  

The Kings of Summer

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Those middle teen years can be a crushing grind, especially during the summer. You’re not old enough to get in the car and drive far away from your parents and all of the household drama under y  

Monsters University

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Now that Pixar is in the sequel business, it’s fair to ask if they’ve lost a step. Their once completely fresh slate of films is now being peppered with revisits.   

Much Ado About Nothing

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Joss Whedon, with a 12-day window in his schedule, did what any tent pole director would do — now assigned to guide the overall game plan for the Marvel Movie Universe — he brought a collectio  

World War Z

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
What hath George Romero wrought? No longer are we being overrun with zombies created from a deluge of toxic waste near a cemetery. Now we face zombie pandemics, global emergencies that demand inte