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  • Jude Law
    Exclusive: Jude Law, Dennis Kelly, Kevin Macdonald talk new film 'Black Sea'
    Focus Features' latest film "Black Sea" directed byKevin Macdonald and starringJude Law hit theaters in limited release on Jan. 23 and we had the opportunity to speak with them about the thriller. The film tells the story of arogue...
  • Cake
    Cake is a miss
    Claire [Jennifer Aniston] clearly has some “issues” as they say these days. The movie starts with her reciting in somewhat bizarre detail the recent suicide of a fellow participant in her therapy group. After her detailed recitation...
  • Johnny Depp
    The Art of Shaving hosts 'Mortdecai' special screening
    On Jan. 23, The Art of Shaving, presented a special screening of "Mortdecai" directed by David Koepp starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Ewan McGregor. The evening was held at the beautifully engineered Crosby Street Hotel. The...
  • The Butchers: a revival of serial killers
    The Butchers: a revival of serial killers
    In 2014, actor Semi Anthony had quite a ride. Not only did he get a role in sit-com Modern Family as Ndulu, he also starred in and executive produced The Butchers. The latter proves to be the kind of scary movie teens crave. Why? It includes all...
  • 'The Duke of Burgundy': Emotional cruelty between two lesbian lovers
    'The Duke of Burgundy': Emotional cruelty between two lesbian lovers
    If you're looking for a costume drama, "The Duke of Burgundy" not one of these. The "Duke" of the title is actually the only member of the genus Hamearis, a butterfly of the family Riodinidae and the movie shows quite a few...
  • 'Mortdecai" is a mildly amusing parody of heist films and British aristocrats
    'Mortdecai" is a mildly amusing parody of heist films and British aristocrats
    In "Mortdecai," Johnny Depp stars as a loopy British aristocrat who attempts to fund his way of life through dodgy art deals and gets called in by his romantic nemesis to solve a murder that has international implications. This isn't...
  • 'Strange Magic' is a musical delight but a mess of a movie
    'Strange Magic' is a musical delight but a mess of a movie
    LucasFilm's "Strange Magic" is a strangely sexist musical with the double standard wider than the Atlantic Ocean. This is beauties and the beasts in which the beasties don't transform into handsome young princes.Some of you might...
  •  Julianne Moore
    On the scene: Julianne Moore honored by the Museum of the Moving Image
    On Jan. 20 theMuseum of the Moving Image honored beloved actress Julianne Moore, who is having quite a year. She is currently nominated for an Academy Award for her heartbreaking performance in "Still Alice," and has swept the best...
  • Anne Hathaway
    Anne Hathaway, Kate Barker-Froyland talk 'Song One' at Museum of Moving Image
    On Jan. 21, we were on the scene for a special screening of "Song One," which featured an amazing conversation with its star and producer Anne Hathaway and writer/directorKate Barker-Froyland. Co-star Johnny Flynn was in attendance as...
  • Trek
    Simon Pegg tapped to help with 'Star Trek 3' script: what can fans expect?
    Star Trek fans have been in for a bit of a rough ride as they await the third chapter of the rebooted series. The last few months have seen Star Trek 3 undergo a tidal wave of troubles on the creative end after J.J. Abrams left the Federation for...
  • Winslow Homer The Sharpshooter
    Sniping at American Sniper
    Movies make for powerful propaganda; they can seduce large numbers of people to accept falsehoods or even outright lies as facts. Adolf Hitler knew that, as evidenced by Leni Riefenstahl’s classic film, Triumph of the Will. Even when we know...
  • ‘Whiplash’ film commentary by former Santana drummer, Michael Shrieve
    Oscar-nominated film 'Whiplash,' thoughts by former Santana drummer
    One of the recent eight Oscar-nominated films to make the coveted list, “Whiplash,” is a music-themed story that was originally a short film. The title is based on Hank Levy’s jazz classic of the same name that serves as a...
  • 6 Critically Acclaimed But Politically Incorrect Movies
    6 critically acclaimed - but politically incorrect - movies
    “It’s only a movie,” we probably hear often, or “that’s just the Hollywood version.” Still, we find ourselves holding movies to be more accurate than textbooks. While films that depict historical events may tell...
  • Oscar Snubs Date Back to the Beginning of the Awards
    Oscar Snubs Aren't Always a Case of Black or White
    There’s lots happening in San Francisco in February but nothing is more noteworthy than the Academy Awards, often subtitled the gay Super Bowl.This year’s crop of nominees were welcome with claims of racism and prejudice as no one of...
  • "Faces"
    Tom Ryan soon to explore his new film 'Faces' on WLOR
    On Jan. 20, 2015, actor and musician Tom Ryan announced that he has been asked to be interviewed on the WLOR Life Omni Radiowith Aria Dunhamon The Game Changers Show.The founder of WLOR isSherri Emily (also withRock Thiz Magazine). The show will...