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Alex Gibney has proven himself an able and engaging documentarian, bringing to light with films such as TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM, and … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Al Pacino Exalts THE HUMBLING

THE HUMBLING is a throwback to a time when attention spans were longer, characters were created out of complex and even contradictory behaviors, and the story was an extension of … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Julianne Moore is STILL ALICE

It starts with a slip so small, so subtle, that it goes unremarked by everyone present. At the birthday celebration for Alice Howland (Julianne Moore), her rejoinder to a question … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment


Sneaking into theaters without benefit of a press screening, MORTDECAI is a tragically unfunny attempt at lighthearted comedy. Based on the novel “Don’t Point that That Thing at Me” by … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Just Try to Resist PADDINGTON

There is a certain trepidation that accompanies any screening of a film released in January.  This is the graveyard of films that failed to meet studio expectations, but that for … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

TAKING TIGER MOUNTAIN (Zhì qu weihu shan)

THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN has blood, guts, and sentiment.  Based on actual events, and on the novel by Bo Qu, it’s a sweeping epic of a war film set … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE WORLD MADE STRAIGHT — David Burris Interview on PRX

When I spoke with David Burris on December 18, 2014, one of the things I most wanted to talk to him about was getting the accents right in THE WORLD … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · Leave a comment


The best that can be said about NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB is that it is good-natured and harmless. This third in the trilogy has a whisper-thin … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

EXODUS: GOD AND KINGS and Missing the Mark

All involved in EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS wanted to avoid the traditional motifs to be found in the biblical story of Moses leading his people out of the house of … Continue reading

December 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

THE HOMESMAN is Nearly Perfect

Tommy Lee Jones is a dour man, at least on screen. His carefully cultivated persona is a laconic one of few words and little patience. It is a character that … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · Leave a comment