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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  

The Last of the Unjust

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Claude Lanzmann, director of Shoah, uncovers and presents the story of Benjamin Murmelstein, the last president of the Theresienstadt Jewish Council. Theresienstadt, as a place, holds the tragic d  

Iranian Filmmaker Boldly Explores Emotional Minefield

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
In America, our notion of family has always adhered to simplistic models. The ideal was nuclear — husband, wife and two children, preferably a boy and a girl.  

Talk Show Changes Spark Renewed Excitement for Late Night

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
A new era in NBC late night begins this week as Jay Leno passes The Tonight Show on to a new host, Jimmy Fallon. Fallon previously hosted Late Night beginning in March 2009 through last Friday’s final show.  

About Last Night

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
This minor Brat Pack classic (based on David Mamet’s play Sexual Perversity in Chicago) from the 1980s gets a cultural makeover and an intriguing upgrade that speaks to contemporary sensibilitie  

Endless Love

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The story of star-crossed lovers from opposite sides of the tracks gets a new glossy take in director/co-writer (with Joshua Safran) Shana Feste’s remake of Franco Zeffirelli’s Endless Love   

Gloria

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
One of my personal favorites from this past year’s Toronto International Film Festival (where it was announced as Chile’s representative in the race for Best Foreign Language Film at the Acade  

The Wind Rises

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Japanese animation wizard Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Ponyo) serves up more of his unique brand of visual storytelling that refuses to strip away art for the sake of dumbing down the content to