INTERVIEW: 60 Minutes journalists in pursuit of “Truth”

Sure, Mary Mapes screwed up, but is there more to say about story? [Read more...]

Labyrinth of Lies powerfully confronts the silence of postwar Germany

How does one account for the collective sins of a nation? [Read more...]

“Grandma” searches for a semblance of love amid tragic dysfunction

A role tailor-made for Lily Tomlin [Read more...]

No Escape is the expat’s worst fears realized

Family-centered, but not family-friendly, action [Read more...]

Birdman: the Torture of Creative Integrity

Review of Birdman, Directed by Alejandro Inarritu Oscars are useful as cultural barometers. They say much about what we think is excellent–and, thus, about ourselves. While the Academy was crowning Alejandro Inarritu’s Birdman Best Picture of 2014, I was watching the film itself, suspecting it was about to win the laurels, wondering what its canonization [Read More...]

Ricki and the Flash want us to forgive ourselves

A story of forgiveness without confession [Read more...]

Paper Towns tears down the straight-laced facade of suburbia

The teenage philosophers and poets are back, and it’s delightful [Read more...]

Irrational Man is a hopeless triumph of the conscience

It sure would be comforting to be a Christian… [Read more...]

Southpaw shows us the virtues of floating like a butterfly

The story of a boxer who learns to grow up [Read more...]

Jimmy’s Hall: Footloose in Ireland

The classic story of religious prudes versus enlightened love. [Read more...]