Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

April 17, 2015

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Grade: 89 Cast: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Directors: Ronit Elkabetz, Schlomi Ronit, Gabi Amrani Rating: Not rated Running time: 115 minutes In Hebrew, Arabic, French with English subtitles By Betsy Sharkey for the Los …

Tom Hardy excels but Child 44 feels like 40 movies

April 16, 2015

Child 44 Grade: 72 Cast: Tom Hardy,Noomi Rapace,Vincent Cassel, Gary Oldman Director: Rating: R, for violence, some disturbing images, language and a scene of sexuality Running time: 137 minutes By Jocelyn Noveck for the Associated Press The best-selling novel Child …

True Story: a sure-footed debut

April 16, 2015

True Story Grade: 89 Cast: Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity Jones, Ethan Suplee, Genevieve Angelson, Gretchen Mol, Maria Dizzia, Betty Gilpin, Robert John Burke Director: Rupert Goold Rating: R for language and some disturbing material Running time: 100 minutes By …

DisneyNature’s Monkey Kingdom: “action, romance, adventure and heart”

April 16, 2015

Monkey Kingdom Grade: 88 Cast: Tina Fey (narrator) and about 100 monkeys Directors: Mark Linfield, Alastair Fothergill Rating: G Running time: 81minutes By Dan Lybarger for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and blood, dirt & angels When you have a movie with …

This was apparently a real thing

April 16, 2015

Wait for the Batman whisper at the end.

Stanley Kubrick interviewed in 1965 …

April 14, 2015

Cheryl Strayed on how to write like a …..

April 14, 2015

The Universal Record

April 13, 2015

I’m an agnostic when it comes to the vinyl v. digital debate. I think some people like the sound of vinyl records better, and that’s fine. I also think you can get better sound from a digital recording than an …

Danny Collins: Pacino’s comeback

April 9, 2015

  Danny Collins   86   Cast:  Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale, Christopher Plummer   Director:  Dan Fogelman   Rating:  R, for language, drug use and some nudity   Running time:  106 minutes   By Mick LaSalle in The San Francisco Chronicle …

“Some people are immune to good advice.”

April 2, 2015