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The Bronze

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Feeding the celebrity beast is the theme captured in The Bronze, an indie dramedy from director Bryan Buckley (2013 Best Live Action Short Film nominee for Asad), from the poisoned pens of Winston Rauch and Melissa Rauch,  

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2016
I have concluded that the world of young-adult fiction follows a mind-numbing adherence to pursuing projects rooted in the tried and true, the overly familiar and the safest, least risk-averse course available.  

Miracles from Heaven

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2016
There has always been something intriguingly wholesome about Jennifer Garner, which she has never shied away from when choosing roles.  

What Happened to the Legacy of Nina Simone?

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
I had been putting off watching the Academy Award-nominated documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? by Liz Garbus (Love, Marilyn), and I couldn’t justify why.  

Yas, Queens

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
As drag culture continues to enter the mainstream — thanks in part to RuPaul’s Drag Race (9 p.m. Mondays, Logo) — its influence can be seen all around.  

How Big Is Gerard Butler?

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
It’s a legitimate question to ask as we prepare to enter the second consecutive weekend of major mainstream releases featuring the Scotsman.   

It All Falls Down

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
In the treacherous, calculated world of House of Cards, Frank and Claire Underwood could always depend on one another. But both Frank and Claire begin to unravel from mounting stress and pressure in Season 4.  

Heart of a Dog

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
There are art films, and then there are true labors of love, and Heart of a Dog falls in to the latter category.   

London Has Fallen

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Iranian filmmaker Babak Najafi has already made a name for himself stepping in for the second installment of the international urban thriller series Easy Money.  

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Tina Fey seems to bring a calculated irreverence to Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, the story of journalist Kim Barker’s experiences covering the wars in the Middle East.  

Zootopia

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
In this urban jungle, where animals rule, a sly fox of a con artist named Nick Wilde (voiced by Jason Bateman) must team up with Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin), an eager by-the-books rookie bunny cop, to unravel a conspiracy that goes all the way to the top of the food chain.  

Appreciating the Art and Soul of Film Criticism

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Last week, I joined the legion of readers descending, en masse, upon bookstores and Amazon for a chance to delve into New York Times film critic A. O. Scott’s Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth.   

Oscar Talk

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Film awards season comes to a close this week with The Oscars (8:30 p.m. Sunday, ABC). Chris Rock returns to host the 88th Academy Awards celebration — he first took the gig in 2005.   

Eddie the Eagle

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
There’s a truly loveable sense of relating to Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton) as The Little Engine That Could.  

Gods of Egypt

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Talk about counter-programming nightmares: Director Alex Proyas (The Crow and I, Robot) brings his gamer-like action-fantasy precision to this mythic adventure.