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  • Oscars 2013: Ang Lee is worthy, but better than Steven Spielberg?

    Oscars 2013: Ang Lee is worthy, but better than Steven Spielberg?
    Now that the dust has settled and cold reality has replaced airy speculation, it's clearer than ever that as far as the 2013 best picture Oscar was concerned, Hollywood's directors gave and took away. Not content with being the powers on the set, the...
  • The evolving images of 9/11

    The evolving images of 9/11
    The first screening of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" came just weeks after the attacks of Sept. 11. The movie had been in the works for years, the first in a trilogy based on novels that had been written decades earlier, of course,...
  • 'Seven Days in Utopia' review: Apparently sports aren't just about winning and losing

    'Seven Days in Utopia' review: Apparently sports aren't just about winning and losing
    * (out of four) After a major meltdown on the course, golfer Luke Chisolm (Lucas Black) swerves around a cow, hits a fence and winds up in Utopia, Texas, population 375. Gosh darn it, who woulda thunk that in this tiny town he’d cozy up to an...
  • Shoot 'em up, blow 'em up

    Shoot 'em up, blow 'em up
    What history dictates, Hollywood redirects. Following 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq (President George W. Bush's own landmark case of redirection), skeptical and shaken moviegoers were offered a spate of films responding to our new wars on the...
  • 'Act of Valor' review: War is an action movie?

    'Act of Valor' review: War is an action movie?
    * (out of four) “Act of Valor” began as a small recruiting film. Five years and a script from one of the writers of “300” later, that's still all it is. I definitely don’t understand how the Navy thought the best way to...
  • Oscars: 'The Artist' wins best picture; Jean Dujardin best actor, Meryl Streep best actress

    Oscars: 'The Artist' wins best picture; Jean Dujardin best actor, Meryl Streep best actress
    For the first time since 1929, when the clubby, self-promotional and studio-driven Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized “Wings” and “Sunrise” in the first Academy Awards ceremony, a black-and-white silent...
  • City Lights: Oscar picks not incredibly close

    Well, we all got blindsided by Meryl Streep. That was my one consolation as my dream of being Orange County's greatest Oscar handicapper crumbled steadily throughout the 84th annual Academy Awards on Sunday. Earlier this year, I challenged Independent...
  • Interview: 'Real Steel' star Anthony Mackie sees tipping point for black cinema

    Interview: 'Real Steel' star Anthony Mackie sees tipping point for black cinema
    Anthony Mackie — who appeared in last weekend’s No. 1 film at the box office, “Real Steel,” and the Oscar-winning “Million Dollar Baby” and “The Hurt Locker” — recently had an entire restaurant buzzing...
  • Movie review: 'Zero Dark Thirty' tracks Bin Laden's dramatic takedown

    "Zero Dark Thirty" does focus on, as the ads insist, "the greatest manhunt in history," but once you've seen this film, a woman — or maybe two — will be on your mind. Following up on her Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker," director Kathryn...
  • Roxanna Hope Stars In Hartford Stage' "Hedda Gabler"

    Roxanna Hope Stars In Hartford Stage' "Hedda Gabler"
    Roxanna Hope, who played Caroline Cushing in Frost/Nixon on Broadway will play the title role in Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler"," the season opener at Hartford Stage. The show, directed by Jennifer Tarver (the Canadian director who staged "Krapp's Last...
  • 'The Bourne Legacy' review: Keep the brain food coming

    'The Bourne Legacy' review: Keep the brain food coming
    *** (out of four) To fill Matt Damon’s/Jason Bourne’s shoes, an actor/character must be fleet of foot, squeeze into tight spaces and possess badass hand-to-hand combat skills. No problem. As Aaron Cross, another special operative feeling...