Peter Capaldi and Peter Riegert in “Local Hero”. Photo: Goldcrest

Review: Keep Watching the Skies

Local Hero: Its quirky sense of humor adds to the charm, and makes the director’s attack on capitalism look adorable.


Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons in “Whiplash”. Photo: Sony Pictures Classics

Review: Blood, Sweat and Tears

Whiplash: Will forever be a major moment in the careers of its director, J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller. 

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Glen Campbell in “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”. Photo: Area 23a

All Five Best Song Oscar Nominees 2015

A truly weird category this year since two of the candidates are favorites partly because the movies were snubbed in bigger categories. 

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Hugh Jackman and Neil Patrick Harris in the 2011 Tony Awards show. Photo: CBS

They Will Win Oscars This Sunday

Every category predicted – including one that will piss me off if I don’t see my favorite win.


Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, W. Earl Brown and Sean Bridgers in “Deadwood”. Photo: HBO

Review: How the West Was Won

Deadwood: The show’s primary strength was its production value and the excellent cast, headlined by Ian McShane.


Leona Axelsen, Miranda Frydman, Helena Engström, Josefin Asplund, Irma von Platen and Hanna Asp in “The Circle”. Photo: Disney

Quick Take: High School Witches

The Circle: A somewhat lumbering, overlong film that paints a credible portrait of teen life in a small town.

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Simon Pegg on “Conan”. Photo: TBS

Simon Pegg Turns 45… And Perhaps Invincible

If the adventure pays off, his future in Hollywood looks limitless.