Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything”. Photo: Focus Features

Quick Take: A Brief History of Hawking

The Theory of Everything: A beautiful and touching story of a truly remarkable personal triumph.

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Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on “CBS This Morning”. Photo: CBS

Ben Bradlee: Irresistible Nostalgia

Somehow it’s comforting to know that even a giant like Ben Bradlee had his human failures.

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Sharon Osbourne on “The Talk”. Photo: CBS

Zellweger’s New Face: What Next?

Apart from the obvious feminist angle, perhaps it should be discussed exactly where advances in plastic surgery are taking us.


Brad Pitt in “Fury”. Photo: Sony Pictures

Quick Take: Blood and Mud

Fury: An oddly fascinating nightmare; the cast delivers, especially Brad Pitt.


Gary Cooper in “High Noon” (1952). Photo: United Artists

Review: Waiting for the Whistle

High Noon: Everybody reads different things into this Western, but it still stands as one of the best of its genre.

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Hugh Jackman.

The 7 Most Recent Oscar Hosts Rated

The person Neil Patrick Harris reminds me the most of is Hugh Jackman. That’s the attitude Harris has been employing in his previous awards-show stints and it’s what he should be going for in a few months.

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Mika Brzezinski and Mike Barnicle on “Morning Joe”. Photo: MSNBC

Having Fun With Fangate

This is 2014, but some political candidates still don’t understand how their behavior or appearance, not to mention ads that they OK, look on television.