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.

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Mia Wasikowska.

Mia Wasikowska at 25

She’s still at that stage where we as an audience are following her journey to stardom. 

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Wendy Davis in a Greg Abbott ad.

How Wendy Davis Crippled Herself

The danger is always to go a little too far… and that’s where Wendy Davis found herself.


Reese Witherspoon and Ger Duany in “The Good Lie”. Photo: Imagine

Quick Take: Lost Boys, Meet Missouri

The Good Lie: Not as gripping and hard-hitting as the real deal, but still competent.


Kelly McGillis and Harrison Ford in “Witness”. Photo: Paramount

Review: Book in Hiding

Witness: Harrison Ford gives one of the best (and most endearing) performances of his career.