iOS app Android app

Entries by John Farr from 06/2011

Even When a Great Film Comes Out, You Can't See It (Except Maybe in New York)

| Posted 06.06.2011 | Entertainment

Mindless kiddie fare opens at around four thousand screens across the country. When at last a brilliant, provocative film for grown-ups gets produced, it merited four screens. Doesn't this strike you as just a trifle lopsided?

Cinematic Superman: The Astonishing Legacy of Clint Eastwood

| Posted 06.14.2011 | Entertainment

This was the not the first title I had in mind for this piece. But when I dug into Clint Eastwood's life and career, it seemed particularly apt -- and not even close to an overstatement.

10 Classic Movies That Turn Up the Heat for Summer

| Posted 06.21.2011 | Entertainment

I googled "best summer-themed movies" but I think what I got was "any summer-themed movie."For those who want a little extra quality in their summer fare, here comes a varied but more rewarding list.

Post Mortem on Weiner Coverage: He Looked Bad, but So Did the Media

| Posted 06.28.2011 | Media

After all the public flogging this once proud public servant has undergone, doesn't there come a point when enough is enough? Not where most of today's media is concerned, it seems.