| Feb 13, 2015
| 7:47 AM
If you forgot to make a reservation or devote a minute of thought to your devoted, chances are you could use a little help with Valentine's Day.
If your significant other doesn't demand diamonds and Michelin-starred restaurants, but simplicity,...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 2:01 PM
Here are the top Valentine's Day movies you and your sweetie can cozy up to this weekend. A variety of themes, from romantic comedies to dramas and even a teen angst vampire flick, give you plenty of options. And don't be put off by a Christmas-themed...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 9:28 AM
Cinestudio's second Thursdays series of LGBT-friendly films continues this week with "Life Partners."
The comedy stars Leighton Meester as Sasha, a lesbian rock-star wannabe who is entirely dependent on her long-term friendship with Paige, a straight...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 6:05 AM
Valentine's Day is not far off, and for many of you, the plans will include cuddling up to watch a romantic movie or TV show. Only sometimes you may get to the end of the feature and ask yourself why anyone thought the concluding couple onscreen was...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 5:21 PM
Jewish American World War II veterans wearing Nazi gear and flying re-purposed Messerschmitts for the newly formed country of Israel — it might be the dramatic highlight of a period film by Steven Spielberg. But that paradox-rich episode is among...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 8:20 AM
"The B-Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song" by Ben Yagoda; Riverhead (304 pages, $27.95)
Can we stop mourning the Great American Songbook already?
No, and yes, says Ben Yagoda.
In the often engaging,...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 8:35 AM
"American Sniper," which blew the doors off movie box offices last weekend, is either an attempt to repackage the Iraq War and resell it to Americans, or, as director Michael Moore has characterized it, the portrait of a coward who picks off women and...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 7:46 PM
1. All of the NFL's overwhelming dominance and revenue flow depends on the public's trust that the outcome of games is determined on a level playing field. What separates the NFL from wrestling is the knowledge that both teams are playing with...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 1:00 PM
The movies just love, love, love history. But history does not love the movies back. Not even one little bit.
Movies based on or re-creating the past have been a cinematic staple since the earliest days of silent film, with stage great Sarah Bernhardt,...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 4:41 PM
It's CCS: Conference Championship Sunday. Or another way of looking at it is that this is the penultimate chapter in the NFL's "Game of Thrones."
And each of these surviving four armies is led by its own Prince Charming, but which will be crowned king?...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 11:51 AM
On paper, "Togetherness" looks like a conventional sitcom premise: a married couple with two young kids, flanked on either side by the husband's unemployed best friend and the wife's zany, man-hungry sister. Yet as created by the Duplass brothers, this...