Oscar Beat: The Best Supporting Actress Race At a Glance

     December 13, 2014

There are complaints every year that while the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor categories are stacked with talent, the low number of quality female roles that appear in movies makes for frustratingly thin Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress …

THE IMITATION GAME Review

     November 28, 2014

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.  The Imitation Game opens today in limited release.] In September 1933, General George S. Patton told the Calvary Journal, “Wars may be fought with weapons, but …

Benedict Cumberbatch Has Secrets in New THE IMITATION GAME Trailer

     November 14, 2014

The Weinstein Company has released a new The Imitation Game trailer for director Morten Tyldum’s (Headhunters) critically acclaimed Alan Turing biopic.  The World War II drama features an absolutely terrific lead performance by Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, a genius mathematician …

LAGGIES Review

     October 24, 2014

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  Laggies opens today in limited release.] There is certain kind of movie that I would describe as a “Sundance Comedy”. They’re technically indie films even though they …

THE IMITATION GAME Review | TIFF 2014

     September 8, 2014

In September 1933, General George S. Patton told the Calvary Journal, “Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men.”  Mathematician Alan Turning proved Patton’s statement was only half true when it came to World War II.  …

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