TV Review: ‘All the Way’ is a Timely Political Thriller with a Brilliant Bryan Cranston

“All the Way” comes to the small screen as HBO’s latest TV film venture following its award-winning turn as a Broadway play of the same name. Bryan Cranston, fresh off his Best Actor nomination for last year’s “Trumbo,” and not too far removed from his Emmy-winning turn as Walter White on “Breaking Bad,” stars as […]

Draft Day (★★★½)

I’m a real sucker for the NFL Draft. The annual event has to be boring as all hell for anyone not obsessed with it, but for someone like me (and I suspect my colleague Mark Johnson feels similarly), it’s a must watch. So, I went into Draft Day with a mix of anticipation and trepidation. […]

Noah (★★★)

If there’s two things out there that I really don’t enjoy, it’s stories from the bible and fantasy epics in the vein of The Lord of the Rings franchise. So, it’s with some manner of surprise that I can report that Darren Aronofsky has been able to capture my appreciation with Noah, a presumably very […]

2014 Tribeca Film Festival Preview: ‘5 to 7’ Starring Anton Yelchin and Bérénice Marlohe

While the Tribeca Film Festival may not have the aura or attention as other festivals like Toronto or Telluride, it offers some of the most eclectic film choices on the beat from independent filmmakers.  With the festival getting ready to begin, we’ll be highlighting and providing a profile of some of the bigger, yet quiet […]

Robot & Frank (***)

Though you can pretty much tell exactly where the film is going from early on in the proceedings, ‘Robot & Frank’ still manages to come off as a relatively clever and very enjoyable sci-fi dramedy. The biggest asset that this flick has going for it is the lead performance of Frank Langella, along with his […]

Tony Nominations Announced!

Who would have though that adaptations of a movie musical flop, an indie movie set in Dublin and a re-imagining of the greatest American opera would be in line for Broadway’s biggest award? The Tony Awards announced their nominees today with Once, an adaptation of the movie musical which won an Oscar for Best Original song, leading the way […]