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  • The Imitation Game
    Cumberbatch and Knightley try to end war in an interesting 'The Imitation Game'
    Is it possible to be a genius when you're harboring secrets that damage everything that you've worked so hard to build? What happens when those secrets start to come to light? Will you be able to handle the fallout or learn to accept a new...
  • 'A Most Violent Year' a year of living dangerously
    ‘A Most Violent Year’ a year of living dangerously
    Able Morales, Oscar Isaac, owns an oil heating business in 1981, when crime, especially syndicate crime was rampant in New York City. He is attempting to buy a piece of property from some Hasidic Jews, thugs who are robbing his delivery trucks and...
  • Black Sabbath's cavalcade of horrors is a mixed bag at best.
    Black Sabbath's cavalcade of horrors is a mixed bag at best.
    Black Sabbath is the 1963 horror anthology directed by Mario Bava. It is comprised of three stories. “The Drop of Water” is about a nurse who steals a ring from a corpse only to have her rise from her grave to get it back. “The...
  • Black or White
    Black or White: movie review
    A month after Selma hit theaters and tackled the issue of race relations head-on, we get Black or White, a Disney-ish, almost family film that also has race relations at its heart. It’s just too bad there’s just not much heart there...
  • 'Birdman'
    Three reasons why ‘Birdman’ should win Best Picture
    Rare are movies coming out of Hollywood which combine tremendous entertaining qualities, great acting and technical magic. Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film, dealing with a popular former film star‘s big comeback as a Broadway...
  • "Two Days, One Night"
    Five 'Super' movies to see right now
    On Feb. 1, most Americans will stop their collective lives to watch four hours of football during our unofficial national holiday.While gridiron combat is occupying our consciousness, movie theatres are featuring some “Super” movies of...
  • Jessabelle (2014)
    Jessabelle (2014)
    Jessabelle is a film that I have been wanting to see for some time now. For some reason or other it managed to pass by me without my knowing about it. But no more. After the discovery of this tale I was determined to find it and see what it was...
  • 'Monsters Inc.' is fun
    'Monsters Inc.' is fun
    In recent days, this column has been exploring a few of the imaginative films crafted by Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. Using anime, Miyazaki tells stories that may be focused on a child, but that contain stories that will appeal to all ages....
  • Amira & Sam - Drafthouse
    'Amira & Sam' review: A sublime, culture clash romance
    It's hard to be original with romantic comedies. The history of this comedy sub-genre is just too long. The key is the chemistry of the two leads. Oftentimes they are mismatched and yet somehow by the time the end credits start to roll a...
  • Top Secret is a British spin on the Cold War Satire.
    Top Secret is a British spin on the Cold War Satire.
    Top Secret is the 1952 British comedy. Potts is a janitor who has cooked up a new invention for plumbing. While on holiday, his plans get switched with hose for an atomic weapon and he leaves for France, with England assuming that he’s a...
  • Poster for the documentary 'Remote Area Medical'
    'Remote Area Medical' opens your eyes to those in need of health care
    Even with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the issue of health care remains an incredibly divisive one in America as people continue to argue over whether or not it equates to socialism or some Orwellian form of government control. But...
  • Wine Glass
    'A Year In Burgundy' is a wine tasters treat
    "A Year In Burgundy" is a 2013 documentary that was directed by David Kennard. It's about seven families that discuss the creative and cultural process of making wine in Burgundy, France. The families were as charming as their...
  • Nasty Baby pic1
    Sundance Review: 'Nasty Baby' starring Kristen Wiig and Sebastian Silva
    One has to appreciate the lengths Sebastian Silva goes to create interesting movies, even if they don't always come together as they should. A couple of years ago he was here at Sundance with a twinbill featuring Michael Cera, the drug dramedy...
  • Black And White with Kevin Costner
    Black And White with Kevin Costner
    There are certain things that are obvious to some of us and nobody wants to talk about them. All people are full of weaknesses that they then try to deny exist. People are people but some people think they are better than other people. It seems...
  • Still from Hu Wei and Julien Férets “Butter Lamp” (“La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak”).
    Superb female performances energize Oscar live action short program
    If you're keen on great, estrogen-fueled performances, do not miss the 2015 Academy Award program featuring the five “Best Short Film: Live Action” nominees, opening in theaters today and throughout the coming weeks. No less than...