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‘Into the Woods’ Turns the Spotlight on Recent Musical Adaptations

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The highly anticipated film adaptation of Into the Woods begins exactly as anyone familiar with the stage musical would expect: with the simple narrated words, “Once upon a time.”  

A ‘Wild’ Walk Back From the Razor’s Edge

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Wild, at times, approximates a fever dream as Strayed wanders along, stumbling (sometimes on the verge of a catastrophic breakdown) into recollections of her past, instances just as wild and dangerous as the moment she finds herself in.  

Top Five

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014

  

With MUBI, the Film Revolution Streams at Home

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Since signing up, I have embarked on an old-school word of mouth campaign in support of MUBI, whispering in the ears of cineastes in my inner circle, teasing them with hints about its possibilities.
  

The Return of the Horrible (Studio) Bosses

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The modern-day Stooges — Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day) — have moved past their initial experiences with their horrible bosses but prove to be ill-prepared to step into boss roles of their own.  

Relationships Define ‘The Theory of Everything’

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Theory of Everything is an accessible, engaging take on the life of world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking.   

Tommy Lee Jones: At Home on Either Side of the Camera

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Homesman sets out to show us that the West was not won with blazing gun battles. Who is to say the West was “won” at all?  

A Music Legend Struggles to Hang Onto Himself

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The genial Campbell, now suffering from Alzheimer’s, shows us the gradual loss of identity, even among a caring community of friends, family and medical professionals doing all they can to keep the decline at bay.  

The Technical Virtue of Andrea Riseborough

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) poses several perplexing challenges.
  

A Master of Art Forgery Eludes Dogged Local Tracker

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The dynamic between art forger Mark Landis and former museum registrar/Cincinnati resident Matthew Leininger is the mythic and existential stuff of legends.  

‘Fury’ Fights a Dirty Personal War

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
More than any other contemporary filmmaker, David Ayer is the epitome of a street warrior.   

Poor Judgment

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
It is obvious why the selection committee for the Toronto International Film Festival tapped The Judge for their opening night slot.  

Legendary Still Photographer Douglas Kirkland Looks Past the Frames

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
I was able to peruse Kirkland’s latest monograph — Douglas Kirkland: A Life in Pictures — and what struck me, right from the start, was his voice.  

Local Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett Harnesses Deep Human Magic

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
As a film critic, every time I settle into a theater seat I prepare myself for an experience that I liken to tapping into memory. The images that unspool before me may not be lived and processed  

The Strange Things We Do for Love

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Love Is Strange shows us — whether we happen to be married, in long-term relationships, dating, or single — that love, beyond all of our fairy tale notions, has a remarkably human core.