MR. TURNER Review

     February 10, 2015

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.  Mr. Turner opens today in limited release.] Painter J.M.W. Turner, the eponymous subject of Mike Leigh’s new biopic Mr. Turner, was renowned for painting shipwrecks. A …

Oscar Beat: The Best Actor Race at a Glance

     November 3, 2014

Every year in the awards race, it seems like the Best Actor field is the most crowded category.  That is certainly the case with this current crop of contenders, as there is no shortage of formidable talents vying for one …