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By Jeff Simon » Monday, April 13, 2015

Mike Finkel is ashamed. Still. But then if he weren’t, we’d never be seeing “True Story,” the consummately creepy movie about his life experiences that opens Friday.What... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Sunday, April 12, 2015

ABC’s “American Crime” is the best show on television at the moment.It goes without saying that other devotees of television’s “Second Golden Age” (the... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, April 9, 2015

Al Pacino not only deserved “Danny Collins,” he was smart enough to sign on when the opportunity presented itself. He’ll be 75 on April 25. It’s the kind of unusual movie you hope... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, April 9, 2015

There is, it seems to me, a crucial scene missing in “Woman in Gold.” It’s the one where we, in silent but intense contemplation for at least 15 seconds (perhaps even 30), look at the Gustav... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Sunday, April 5, 2015

Here are some tweets by newly designated “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah that spent early last week rocketing around an outraged Internet:• “So now that Adele is singing,... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Wednesday, April 1, 2015

“I can’t do more funerals,” growls Vin Diesel in his basso profundo early on in “Furious 7” as he and his fast and furious buddies bury the fictional friend who was dispatched in “Fast... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It’s an amazing list.Cutting out some of the more obscure items from the smallest TV networks, here are the TV shows listed on the TV Series Finale website that are either dead or not long for... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Sunday, March 29, 2015

“What the hell did I do? Killed them all of course.” So said Robert Durst. His microphone was still live at the time. He had briefly retired to the bathroom during the filming of Andrew... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, March 26, 2015

The title is no lie. The six tales that comprise “Wild Tales” are indeed wild – wild enough to have made the film one of the best, by far, of 2014, only now opening here despite its Oscar... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, March 26, 2015

You’ve no doubt seen the splendid GEICO TV commercial parody wherein a bunch of horror movie teens flee a nameless terror. Let’s hide in the basement, one suggests. “Why can’t we just get... Read More

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