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Wise talk by The Two Popes; a media circus for Richard Jewell and big action in Jumanji
Also: That Higher Level as a free gift from the National Film Board and a clumsy seasonal theme in The Kindness of Strangers
Dec 13th, 2019
Roma, one of the year’s best, animated Spider-Man, also a best, Mary Queen of Scots, not an equal
Also a rare Peter Jackson-produced dud, a toned-down Deadpool re-release, a self-destructive country singer and a Clint Eastwood film under-promoted around here
Dec 13th, 2018
Tom Hanks as a hero pilot, Robinson Crusoe mangled in animation and Hieronimus Bosch’s fantastic art up close
Also a scholarly-scandalous hybrid at The Academy of the Muses
Sep 8th, 2016
American Sniper and Stephen Harper make war with words
War hawks and their simplistic "us vs. them" mentality don't make us safer— they put all of us at risk
Jan 28th, 2015
Misfires from Michael Mann and Clint Eastwood but also two gems: Winter Sleep and Paddington
Human relations and the weather get chilly in the Turkish film Winter Sleep.
Jan 15th, 2015
Clint Eastwood prevails in Trouble With the Curve; Jennifer Lawrence brave in House at the End of the Street
Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams deal with much more than baseball in Trouble With the Curve.
Sep 21st, 2012
Mitt Romney speech at GOP convention: live blog
Mitt Romney makes his pitch to be the next President of the United States. Actor Clint Eastwood makes a strange and unexpected appearance.
Aug 30th, 2012
J. Edgar, Immortals, Margin Call, Adam Sandler’s latest and two timely studies of war
Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio give us a different view of J. Edgar Hoover, the long-time FBI boss. (Read more)
Nov 11th, 2011
Hereafter, Paranormal Activity 2, Score: A Hockey Musical, Stone, Conviction and Tales From The Golden Age
In Hereafter, Matt Damon already knows more about what happens after we die than that new book he’s reading. Does the film enlighten us? (Read more)
Oct 21st, 2010