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Handel, Strozzi & Purcell's Italian muses
Local kid gets potty mouth in Good Boys, British teen is...
Your numerology cycles August 16–31
Women mobsters in The Kitchen, country ways in Honeyland...
EMV's "original instrument" vocals
Your numerology cycles August 1–15
Big and dumb Hobbs & Shaw; smart Amateurs and a...
Binge on baroque and beyond
Panto pantsed for Adults Only
ETC 2019: Songs of Innocence/Experience
Three entertaining films: American Hustle, Saving Mr. Banks and Anchorman 2
Christian Bale, Emma Thompson and Will Ferrell are the big draws in the week’s new movies
Dec 20th, 2013
The Hobbit part 2 should be better than this. Two strong documentaries and some seasonal series offer alternatives
Middle Earth comes alive again but there’s excess in the second Hobbit film
Dec 12th, 2013
Inequality for All warns that capitalism is malfunctioning
Robert Reich speaks dynamically in two new documentaries this week, about the rich, the poor and the shrinking middle class.
Dec 5th, 2013
Must-see films for children (Frozen) and mature folks (Nebraska and Philomena)
Disney, Dern and Dench lead the pack this week in three wonderful films.
Nov 29th, 2013
Hunger Games thrills again, Short Term 12 astounds, The Book Thief adequate
Jennifer Lawrence shines once more in the second Hunger Games movie.
Nov 22nd, 2013
A true beatnik story, some post-nuclear terror, a holiday farce and a minor celebrity’s surprise
Daniel Radcliffe moves on from Harry Potter to Alan Ginsberg and the future beatniks
Nov 15th, 2013
Three hot films to see: Thor, Dallas Buyers Club and Blue is the Warmest Color
Matthew McConaughey’s reformed homophobe and Chris Hemsworth’s hunky Thor are your top choices at the movies this week
Nov 8th, 2013
12 Years a Slave, a masterpiece, leads a long list of new movies now playing
Chiwetel Ejiofor, as well as Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o are sure to be nominated for their superb acting in 12 Years a Slave.
Nov 1st, 2013
Reviews of The Fifth Estate, Muscle Shoals, Escape Plan, Wadjda and more
Benedict Cumberbatch intrigues in The Fifth Estate as the founder of WikiLeaks
Oct 17th, 2013
Rush thrills, Metallica pumps, Enough Said and Don Jon win as romantic comedies
Fun-loving men vs methodical plodders. Rush plays out the mythic contest on and off the race car track
Sep 27th, 2013