Aaron Sorkin's Lightweight Moral Gravity
August 07, 2013
Turning from "The Newsroom" to “Burning Bush” is to go back in time and to come forward in sensibility.
Real life, revisited
August 02, 2013
Our Nixon is the title of a documentary presented by CNN and some non-political friends, which—again with an implying title—seems set to give us the inside scoop on Nixon’s career.
Hollywood Can't Get Sex Right, But One TV Show Can
August 01, 2013
'Lovelace,' 'The Canyons,' and 'Ray Donovan' reviewed.
What Mark Wahlberg Can Learn From Denzel Washington's Decline
August 01, 2013
The new Denzel Washington–Mark Wahlberg action comedy, lamely titled 2 Guns, feels like a throwback to an earlier era.
The Making of a Surprise Hit Documentary About Genocide
July 29, 2013
An interview with the director of perhaps the most disturbing film about genocide ever made.
Critics, including me, have been teasing the arrival of Michael Cera's manhood—or his man-childhood, anyway—for so many years now that you’d be forgiven for thinking the actor was still a teenager, and a virgin to boot.
The Best Film Woody Allen's Ever Made
July 24, 2013
Woody Allen makes (his first?) moving film.
The Ryan Gosling Film Audiences are Booing
July 18, 2013
'Drive' director Nicolas Winding Refn returns with 'Only God Forgives.'
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July 14, 2013
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The Best Film About Race in Years
July 12, 2013
The dramatization of the true story of a young, unarmed, black man killed by the police is—remarkably—potent, not saccharine.