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By Jeff Simon » 12:01 AM

The best thing, by far, about Theodore Melfi’s decent comic tearjerker “St. Vincent” is that Bill Murray is the one filling the Bill Murray role, not Michael Douglas. If you can somehow remem... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Monday, October 20, 2014

Van Miller wanted to tell me about the colonoscopy he’d just had. So he did – with, of course, special attention to the indignities of the procedure’s night before. Let me confess right he... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Sunday, October 19, 2014

An open letter to the American publishing industry: I have a not-so-modest proposal for you. Someone desperately needs to write a history of cocaine’s influence on the last 50 years of American p... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Friday, October 17, 2014

David Ayer didn’t grow up in a rich, privileged family. He didn’t go to Yale either.His road to writing and directing the just-released major World War II movie “Fury” was ... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dennis Haysbert shows you what’s wrong with Jason Reitman’s “Men, Women & Children” right down to its covertly smarmy core – he and actress Shane Lynch, that is,... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, October 16, 2014

What a strange movie “Fury” is.It’s a stark but clichéd World War II movie whose lead role, Sgt. “Wardaddy” Collier, could have once been performed by Robert Mi... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Tuesday, October 14, 2014

“Birdman” is one of the great films of 2014 – the best thing, by far, I’ve seen so far this year.Current plans are for it to finally open here on Halloween. Its opening in ... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Sunday, October 12, 2014

“Hold the phone,” I said to myself. “I know those piano chords – and that touch. Did I somehow accidentally put Miles Davis’ ‘Kind of Blue’ into my dis... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Sunday, October 12, 2014

“Hold the phone,” I said to myself. “I know those piano chords – and that touch. Did I somehow accidentally put Miles Davis’ ‘Kind of Blue’ into my dis... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, October 9, 2014

“Kill the Messenger” is a superb film about the other side of investigative journalism – the side that doesn’t end with all the president’s men failing to stop it from knocking a corrupt pre... Read More
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