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The X-Files Moment Comes Again (XF at 20)

William Bradley | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

The X-Files, like the conspiracy thrillers of the '70s, worked because there was a general atmosphere of paranoia and mistrust engendered by real-world events. What should be obvious now is that we live in a culture in which a show like The X-Files would flourish once again.

The Graduate Turns 73: Dustin Hoffman's Top Ten Movies

John Farr | Posted 06.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If you hear some young, unschooled person say, "Oh, Dustin Hoffman, he played Ben Stiller's kooky dad", point them towards the other memorable characters that more accurately reflect this performer's invaluable contribution to film.

Presidential Pictures: Top Movies About The Top Job

John Farr | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Given the sheer scale and complexity of the Presidency in modern times, it's no surprise that a host of great films have explored the nature of our country's highest office.

The Ghost(s): Of Tony Blair, Roman Polanski, and A War on Terror

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is one of the best films I've seen in recent years. Yet it seems unlikely, at least in America, to break out beyond the art house hit status.

Missing The Mark On Warren Beatty

John Farr | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Why does the media who cover Warren Beatty's work assume the topic I care most about with regard to this highly accomplished figure is how many women he slept with? It's insulting, in a way, isn't it?

The State of Play of "State of Play"

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

State of Play is a political thriller wrapped inside a journalistic thriller that works better as the latter.