Despite boasting a fantastic cast, The Drop can’t pull itself out of the mire of clichés. Dennis Lehane, whose books have been turned into classics like Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island, adapts his own short story “Animal Rescue” into a near parody of his own tough-guy shtick.
There are only 20 spots to honor great performances at the Oscars, with arbitrary classifications between lead and supporting roles. But there’s plenty of acting to celebrate, and a lot of these roles probably won’t be honored. So consider this a thank you note to these actors and a For
Journey back with me 20 years. It’s 1994. Arnold Schwarzenegger can open a movie by himself. Jamie Lee Curtis is known for more than selling yogurt that helps you poop. Tom Arnold is considered “in demand.” It seems like so long ago. Now look at the blockbusters today. They’re so
Forget your dragons and your immaculate suits and your affairs with the President, the most consistently compelling drama on TV this year has been The Americans, which averages a measly 1.3 million viewers a week over on FX. It doesn’t have the buzz or the tweets of the most talked
The National’s High Violet tour is the backdrop for this exploration of the lead singer’s complicated relationship with his brother.
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND: 10 Years Old, It’s Still One of the Greatest Movies of All Time
A decade later, Eternal Sunshine is one of the most original, beautiful movies ever made.
Join us here at 7:30pm CST for a live-blog of the 86th Academy Awards. We’ll cover all the winners, presenters and performances. 7:30 — And we’re off! Ellen’s rocking’ the velour tux. 7:31 — First joke is about the weather. Canned laughter… Shout out to June Squibb, then cut to
Footloose might be the most ridiculous movie of the 1980s. Why does it still hold a place in this reviewer’s heart?
There’s no shortage of couples in movie history, but few of them are built to last. Here are the fictional couples that could go the distance. 1. Eric & Tami Taylor – Friday Night Lights Other couples simply can’t compare to Coach and Mrs. Coach. Sure, they have their flaws,
When thinking of Canadians, the stereotype that lingers in the minds of most people is that of an overly polite person. An Awkward Sexual Adventure, which jumps from the frigid prairie of Winnipeg to the bustling metropolis of Toronto, fulfills that stereotype thoroughly. It’s so concerned with manners that it
As a lifelong Dallas resident, I was sincerely hoping Highland Park would be a scathing satire of the city’s richest neighborhood. Sadly, it’s a so-called dramedy about teachers in a failing public school in the Detroit area. There’s plenty of interesting stories to tell about the residents of a dying
Fruitvale Station and Promised Land hurt their arguments by presenting one-sided versions of events and pushing you to get angry about them.