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…]

The Intern hits us right in the millennial feels

The struggle is real [Read more…]

Everest: Human Courage, Human Frailty

A movie about human courage and frailty in the face of nature’s crushing power. [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…]

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet Can’t Transcend a Tired Framing Story

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is uneven, but in its best moments, the film is captivating. [Read more…]

Fantastic Four is a fantastic flop

Break out your tents and sleeping bags, because it’s about to get campy [Read more…]

Ricki and the Flash want us to forgive ourselves

A story of forgiveness without confession [Read more…]


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