Santa Monica, CA

The High Price of Affordable L.A.

With my hometown of Los Angeles coming back into fashion again, it’s worth wondering whe...


Christian Bale

‘Anchorman’ Without Laughs

Vice stars Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan’s Batman, in an eerily impeccable impersona...


Jon Stewart at the Emmy's 2015

Jon Stewart’s Fading Legacy

They hiss and shout “Boo!” at Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson for owning slaves, b...


Killing Time With the Coen Brothers

The Coen brothers’ eighteenth movie, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, might be their whites...


Freddy Mercury

Homo Superior

Bohemian Rhapsody is a crowd-pleasing biopic about the life and sadly early death of Queen...


‘First Man’: A Hair-Raising Series of Crises

Is First Man, Damien Chazelle’s moody and moving biopic featuring Ryan Gosling as astron...


A Dead-Babies Movie for ALL of Us

It was 1 a.m. last Tuesday night, and I was drunk and conflicted. The drunk part is par fo...


Brian Banks

Yes, Women Can Lie

If I were Brian Banks, I’d be obsessed with trying to figure out when and how I pissed o...


Adolf Eichmann

Bland ‘Finale’

Operation Finale is a decently crafted, reasonably accurate retelling of the kidnapping fr...


Singapore City

Crazy Conspicuous Consumption

Crazy Rich Asians, Hollywood’s new romantic comedy about a Chinese-American young lady a...


Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

Spike Lee’s KkKrazyGlue

Spike Lee’s new movie BlacKkKlansman has received 100 percent thumbs up from 46 professi...


Review: The Incredibles 2

What proportion of the top creative artists in Hollywood, the heavyweight auteurs, are men...


Geena Davis

For White Girls Who Have Considered (Career) Suicide

It’s been less than a month since actress Frances McDormand used her Oscar acceptance sp...


Frances McDormand

Trophy Wife

Moments after actress Frances McDormand employed her victory speech at the Academy Awards ...