Jazz Biopic Battle Goes to Baker

Miles Davis may have been a more skilled trumpeter than Chet Baker, but the West Coast legend is the focus of the superior biopic. [Read more…]

With ‘Knight of Cups,’ Have We Already Seen the Best Film of 2016?

Terrence Malick’s style may have reached its apex with this story of spiritual struggle. [Read more…]

Eddie the Eagle takes flight, but doesn’t quite soar

It’s not about winning, it’s about the beauty of naively competing [Read more…]

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…]


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