TV Review: ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ Is a Masterpiece of Hollywood Storytelling

One of the most interesting developments of TV over the last year and a half is the revitalization of Ryan Murphy. Murphy’s long been seen as a polarizing individual, with some enjoying his stylistic approach to TV. Others see Murphy as someone who falls back on camp and stock characters that ultimately fall flat. However, […]

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Film Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Shines In Diversity But Missteps in Originality

Walt Disney Pictures continues its stride to have diversity and inclusion in their films that reflect our growing and changing world. There are elements where their latest adaptation of the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast” gets upgraded by stunning visuals, but mirrored with some carbon copy replicas of the Oscar-nominated original, it tends to […]

EXCLUSIVE: Stanley Tucci and Armie Hammer Discuss Art, Food, Stardom, Politics and ‘Final Portrait’

2017 Berlin International Film Festival: After the premiere of “Final Portrait,” which was extremely well-received at audience and press screenings alike last weekend, I had the opportunity to discuss all things art, food, inspiration, stardom, politics and activism, as well as the film industry narrative shift toward streaming services and the making of “Final Portrait” with Stanley […]

Berlinale Review: ‘Final Portrait’ Provides Perfect Perspicacity Into the Life of Swiss Artist Giacometti

2017 Berlin International Film Festival: Actor and filmmaker Stanley Tucci (“Big Night,” “The Lovely Bones”) undertakes his fifth directorial effort with “Final Portrait,” a film about Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), the esteemed and eccentric Swiss painter and sculptor. Based on James Lord’s biography, “A Giacometti Portrait,” the film follows Lord (Armie Hammer), an art critic, […]

CHECK OUT: First Images of Belle, Beast & More in New ‘Beauty and the Beast’

There’s been nary a glimpse of Belle (Emma Watson) and the Beast (Dan Stevens) from the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” – until now. Entertainment Weekly nabbed the first exclusive look, which can be viewed at right. In September, however, a sneak peek of the film was released. In it, stars Emma Watson (Belle) and Dan […]

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Community: Which actors have given the best performance opposite Meryl Streep?

This week we see the return of the Oscar Queen, Meryl Streep. The woman with the most acting nominations of all time is looking to add another with “Florence Foster Jenkins.” The film follows Streep playing the real life Jenkins as she attempts to become an Opera singer. However, Jenkins is not a particularly good singer, […]

Film Review: Spotlight (★★★★)

Seconds after the credits for Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight” roll, an overwhelming feeling of changing your career takes over.  Is film criticism really where I belong?  What important, life-changing story am I not writing about?  Truth is, quite a bit of classic films give off that same feeling.  “Rocky” made a bunch of our fathers and […]

Venice 2015: Instant reactions to ‘Spotlight’

After the less than positive reception (and that’s putting it incredibly delicately) that Tom McCarthy was given with his last film The Cobbler, it might have been fair to wonder if the love affair that critics had with the filmmaker was over. In some ways, his new movie Spotlight, which just debuted today at the […]

Watch the First Trailer for ‘Spotlight’ with Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams

The TRAILER for Open Road Films upcoming movie, SPOTLIGHT, has just been released! Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schrieber, Brian D’Arcy James, Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup, SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the […]