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…]

Miles Ahead paints a complex but uninspiring portrait

There’s a fine line between swagger and conceit [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…]

The Gods of Egypt aren’t that impressive

Myth is powerful until it starts feeling like a videogame [Read more…]

A Longing for Something More Suffuses Only Yesterday

A delicately told early entry from Studio Ghibli gets an American release. [Read more…]

John Owen for the Modern World

A stolid work on a stolid Puritan [Read more…]

Games Without Rules is a Winner

An excellent and readable history of Afghanistan [Read more…]

The Revenant’s Brutal World

A chilling vision of Darwinian life [Read more…]

Best Books of 2015

Coyle Neal’s best of the year [Read more…]

The Top 20 Films of 2015

Counting down the year’s 20 best films. [Read more…]

Firefly is just lukewarm

An underwhelming series and an excellent movie [Read more…]

Middleburg Film Festival Puts Spotlight on Church Scandal

Faith, truth and belief fuel a strong slate of films at an up-and-coming festival. [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…]


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