‘Life Itself’ is a stellar documentary film on the life of Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel in 'Life Itself'

Another outstanding documentary film from Steve James, director of Hoop Dreams … Read More

'Begin Again' is a story about the people who make beautiful music

‘Begin Again’ is beautifully absorbing

Writer/director John Carney gives us another film where two struggling people combine to create beautiful music … Read More

'Snowpiercer' is the title of the film and the name of the train pictured here

‘Snowpiercer’ melts the screen with its brilliance

A dystopian future where Earth’s only remaining humans circle the globe endlessly in a mighty train … Read More

Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler in 'They Came Together'

‘They Came Together’ does a good job of generating laughs

Not quite a laugh a second but not bad either … Read More

Eli Wallach plays "Tuco" one of the titular characters in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

Well-known character actor Eli Wallach has passed away

A fixture of stage and screen for decades, veteran character actor Eli Wallach has died.  He was 98.  Born in Brooklyn during World War I to a Jewish family living in an Italian neighborhood, Wallach attended the University of Texas.  While there he appeared in a stage play with fellow Longhorns Walter Cronkite and Ann […] … Read More

Vincent Piazza, John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen and Michael Lomenda are The Four Seasons in 'Jersey Boys'

‘Jersey Boys’ has wonderful music and an interesting tale

The story of the fabulous Four Seasons, adapted from the smash hit Broadway musical … Read More

Uber-manager Shep Gordon and Alice Cooper back in the day

Meet Shep Gordon, the most powerful man in Hollywood you’d never heard of

An excellent first-effort from director Mike Myers … Read More

Giovani Ribisi and Seth MacFarlane in 'A Million Ways to Die in the West'

Seth MacFarlane’s ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ is funny enough

Rip-roaring, raunchy comedy in the old West from the minds who gave us “Family Guy” and “Ted” … Read More

Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Hugh Jackman in 'X-Men:  Days of Future Past

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ proves this franchise has a bright future

Characters from the original X-Men trilogy and the prequel to that trilogy meet up through time travel to save their kind from disaster … Read More

Jon Favreau delivers delicious cinema in ‘Chef’

Jon Favreau as the title character in 'Chef'

Another film where magnificent meals create the perfect background, as Jon Favreau proves once again that he is a legitimate triple talent. … Read More

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