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By Christopher Schobert » Thursday, February 26, 2015

David Cronenberg does Hollywood as only he can in “Maps to the Stars,” a pitch-black, ultra-violent, darkly comic satire dripping with acid.... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, February 26, 2015

Will Smith is the name above the title in the credits of “Focus.” Margot Robbie’s is, far and away, the name above the title in... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Wednesday, February 25, 2015

You would be hard put to find a 21st century movie any more Russian than “Leviathan.” It’s a bleakly powerful look at a corrupt new... Read More

By Toni Ruberto » Wednesday, February 25, 2015

He was born a healthy baby and was only 18 months old when he contracted HIV from a blood transfusion. Now 30, William Brawner is dedicating his life... Read More

By Christopher Schobert » Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The career of actor John Slattery (“Mad Men”) continues to fascinate. In many ways, his Roger Sterling is the show’s most memorable, endlessly... Read More




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By Christopher Schobert » Monday, February 23, 2015

Say what you will about James Franco, but the variety of his resume is simply stunning. There are few actors who, in the span of a few months, can... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Monday, February 23, 2015

It turns out that one of the best things that could have happened to the Oscar this year was the de facto blackout of black faces among the... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Monday, February 23, 2015

Befitting its name, the superhero-showbiz saga “Birdman” flew high in the 87th annual Academy Awards, winning Oscars for both best picture and... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Monday, February 23, 2015

Early in Sunday’s Oscar telecast on ABC, host Neil Patrick Harris told viewers that “more than anything I love mystery.”About an... Read More

Monday, February 23, 2015

BEST PICTURE “Birdman” Although none of its actors took home awards, the film and its director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu were the... Read More

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