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Popcorn Preview: Boyhood

Leslie Sisman | Posted 07.24.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Boyhood (2014) Cast includes: Patricia Arquette (Medium), Ethan Hawke (Training Day), Ellar Coltrane (Fast Food Nation), Lorelei Linklater (Waking Lif...

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Monday, Sept. 9

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Secrets and lies carried the day in most of the five films I saw Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival. But then, aren't the most interesting movies built around them? It's so obvious that Mike Leigh used the idea as the title of one of his finest efforts.

Movie Review: Olympus Has Fallen

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A second-rate Die Hard knock-off with Gerard Butler playing the Bruce Willis role, Olympus Has Fallen is preposterously overblown, an action movie that seems to prove the old saying: If brains were gunpowder, this movie wouldn't have enough to blow its own nose.

Movie Review: End of Watch

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.20.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a Chekhovian truism that if you introduce a gun in the first act, it had better go off before the end of the play. That apparently didn't register with David Ayer, who wrote and directed End of Watch, a competent but unremarkable new cops-on-the-streets tale.

Movie Review: Woody Harrelson Makes Rampart a Must See

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.20.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Woody Harrelson's tour de force performance in Rampart is reminiscent of Oscar winner Denzel Washington's in Training Day.

Interview: Antoine Fuqua and Brooklyn's Finest

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It came as kind of a slap for Antoine Fuqua - the idea that, despite his track record and a stellar cast, no studio was willing to take a chance on Brooklyn's Finest.

Movie Review: Brooklyn's Finest

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Once upon a time, movies like Brooklyn's Finest were part of the mainstream. Tough and sorrowful, they offered flawed heroes, usually cops with tarnished ideals.

Kenneth Coles & Grassy Knolls: The Sole Assasination of a Bush Legacy

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barry Michael Cooper

Though President Bush adroitly ducked the projectile shoe, his legacy was most assuredly assassinated by a pair of oxfords.