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‘Miles Ahead’ of Traditional Biopic Conventions

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Miles Ahead, the new film from multi-hyphenate Don Cheadle, captures Miles Davis a little more than a decade from his final days, but there’s a very real sense of the fragility, both physically and psychologically, that plagued him toward the end.   

Mole Woman No More

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Beyond its ridiculous backstory, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season Premiere, Friday, Netflix) is fun because it explores various elements of contemporary culture through the lens of a childlike adult who missed out on years of life experiences and stupid slang terms.  

The Adderall Diaries

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Stephen Elliott (James Franco) enjoys the typical successes of a big-city writer hovering on the margins of true fame.   

Criminal

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
It would be too easy to roll your eyes at the trailer for Ariel Vromen’s Criminal and assume it’s just another in a long line of body-switching knockoffs, or worse still, peg it as Kevin Costner’s latest stab at a Liam Neeson reinvention as an aging action hero (reminiscent of 3 Days to Kill).   

The Jungle Book

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Disney should celebrate the day they first teamed up with Jon Favreau as a national holiday.  

‘Demolition’ Man

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Davis looks like a master of the universe with every single piece of the American Dream bought and paid for thanks to the exploitation of generations before him. Life — his life — is perfect, because he gets to believe the illusion that his hard work has made it all possible. But what does he know?  

'Togetherness' Captured the Gritty Truth of Adulting

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
HBO recently announced that it had canceled the Duplass Brothers comedy Togetherness (Series Finale, 10:30 p.m., HBO), currently in its second season.  

The Boss

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Melissa McCarthy slips into Martha Stewart mode in The Boss, co-written and directed by her husband Ben Falcone (Tammy). Michelle Darnell (McCarthy) might be a captain of industry, but she’s also crass and completely opportunistic, which leads to getting caught up in an insider trading deal gone wrong.   

City of Gold

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Rare indeed that a feature documentary takes as its focus the life, times and experiences of a critical force, especially within the restaurant world, but Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold does not limit himself to mere discussions about food, so why should a film about him do so?   

Hardcore Henry

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Picking up, in theory, where the 2009 sci-fi action-thriller Gamer (starring Gerard Butler) left off, screenwriter-director Ilya Naishuller (helmer of the video short Biting Elbows: Bad Motherfucker) drops viewers into the first-person perspective of Henry.  

Midnight Special

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Scale matters. Writer-director Jeff Nichols has kept close and tight reins on an outsized vision in his previous films.  

‘Remember’ Takes a Trip Down ‘Memento’ Lane

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Joe Henry's 2001 song "Scar" is reminiscent of Atom Egoyan’s film Remember, a solemn exploration of purpose and a journey of discovery for Zev Guttman (Christopher Plummer), a recently widowed man suffering from dementia.  

Cult Following

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Some actors capture a character so well that it’s hard to imagine them portraying anyone else. And for the truly talented, it’s less of a pigeonhole than a challenge to raise the bar and keep landing solid projects.  

Eye in the Sky

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Director Gavin Hood (Tsotsi) sets his sights on the unnerving topicality of the war on terror in Eye in the Sky, his latest release.  

God's Not Dead 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The debate about the state of spiritual affairs continues in the latest release from Harold Cronk, the helmer behind God Is Not Dead! and God’s Not Dead.