To my mind, The Imitation Game is the best film of the year: a gripping tale of wartime espionage and code-breaking that also manages to be the character study of an important figure whose contributions have been ignominiously ignored.
When John Carney (Once) decided to make a follow-up film about three people trying to maintain passion and artistic integrity in the music business, there was just one ideal choice to write the songs.
The Imitation Game is a well crafted, beautifully shot and acted World War II film that tells the behind the scenes story of how we won the war: a story that remained secret for 50 years.
I think her anti-Photoshopping statement, coming from someone more commonly referred to as "too skinny" than "too large," means as much for the future body image of my girls as it does from someone preaching the same message because they're seen as "too fat."
I usually find TV award shows as primarily fluff and hype, and they rarely stir deep emotions in me. However, listening to Benedict Cumberbatch's acceptance speech in the Best Actor category at the American Film Awards ceremonies for his portrayal of Alan Turing in the film "The Imitation Game" brought me to tears.
Given the organic nature of most of her work, Laggies should be a major departure for writer-director Lynn Shelton: the first film she directed that she didn't generate herself.
This blithe romantic comedy just jumps right in, introducing Megan (Keira Knightley) and her high school pals as they prepare for the wedding of one of them, Allison (Ellie Kemper). Megan is the only one who isn't really launched in life, though she lives with her high school boyfriend Anthony (Mark Webber) -- and they were, after all, voted best couple back in the day.
As Toronto 2014 heads into the home stretch several trends have come into focus. Trend #1. It's not only the year of the actor -- it's the year of t...
I'm a newspaper book columnist -- was an English major! -- and yet shamefully realized last summer at age 31 that'd I'd never read "Anna Karenina."
Perhaps Lucy's most intriguing theme is that of Feminine stewardship of Knowledge in the face of crisis for a world too-far-gone. Plus, Groot is the n...
You hear these stories all the time in Africa -- the brutality, the never-ending death and starvation. It's easy to become immune. And then you meet someone like Rebecca. She says she misses the way her husband made her laugh; she misses the way he held her and you think -- you're just like me. That's what I'd say about my husband. She says she can't think about him now because her heart will break, and she has to keep going for her children.
When you see as many movies each year as I do you begin to become a bit jaded. This can cause you to lose your perspective and your enthusiasm for an...
Knightley admitted that there's a gender bias in Hollywood (like we haven't heard that before), but she goes on to admit that she's part of the problem.
Begin Again comes from writer-director John Carney, who burst forth with Once a few years ago. This film, which stars Keira Knightly and Mark Ruffalo (among others), captures the same blend of wistful emotions and life-affirming musical energy as that 2006 hit.
Wisdom has it, summer is for action thrillers, rom-coms, and other popcorn movies, but this season is particularly rich. Last week's opening night for...
Some of the most famed faux pas of the past are also turning up on fashionable faces in the beauty realm, from matte finishes to matching lipstick to blue eyeliner.