Steve Jobs

Aaron Sorkin: Master of the Middlebrow

Steve Jobs, the superbly theatrical film about the Apple cofounder's turbulent mid-career ...


A Tale of Two Suburbs

Two of the better movies of 2015 are weirdly similar musical biopics about bands from Los ...


Much Ado About ‘Compton’

"€œCan"€™t go to a movie the first week it opens. Why? Because niggers are shooting at...


Leonardo Dicaprio

The British Invasion

Are American actors in decline due to the rise of better-trained British leading men, as a...


Brian Wilson

Life of Brian

Love & Mercy is a superb new biopic about head Beach Boy Brian Wilson's creative summi...


Charlize Theron in Fury Road

Fury Road at the Box Office

The four Mad Max movies are nominally post-apocalyptic, although their explanations for th...


Battle of Wounded Egos

"€œBlazing Saddles could never get made today."€ We all know how virulent political ...


Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles

Hollywood Plays with Fire

In July of 1870, King Wilhelm sent Foreign Minister Bismarck an account of his meeting wit...


Pirate Baywatch

Last week, we learned Sony Pictures had been hacked and millions of people were downloadin...


Bill Cosby

America’s Rapist Dad

Bill Cosby is the first black person that I ever remember my family liking. Then again, it...


Interstellar Stoic

With the exception of the teeming masses of Philip K. Dick adaptations, science fiction ...


Rose McGowan

Someone’s Over the Rainbow

Which one is Rose McGowan again? It's a complaint as old as Sunset Boulevard: "€œWe had...


Rosamund Pike

Gone Girl: The Last Villainess?

The denunciations of the hit mystery movie Gone Girl by feminists for daring to feature (s...


Gabrielle Union

The Most Sensible Guy in the Room

Irving Kristol (sort of) said, "€œA conservative is a liberal who's been mugged,"€ a ...