November 30, 2020
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Review: Fusion of science and magic makes documentary a success

By | May 15, 2015

The incorporation of magic in “Merchants of Doubt” makes its discussion of environmental issues more appealing and understandable to any viewer.


Review: Horror flick plugs into digital world for scares

By | Apr 27, 2015

‘Unfriended’ offers an original concept frightening enough make viewers think twice about their next Skype chat.


Kinky sex scenes fail to save dismal ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

By | Feb 22, 2015

Unabashedly mediocre and morally stilted, “Fifty Shades of Grey” is a markedly shallow cinematic experience.


Review: Foo Fighters mellow album plays smoothly

By | Nov 19, 2014

Foo Fighter’s latest album “Sonic Highways” is an excellent portrayal of the group’s signature rock sound.


Review: Rock icons say goodbye to fans with enchanting CD

By | Nov 19, 2014

Pink Floyd’s final album, “The Endless River,” is a great send-off for the iconic group.


Review: Superb performances keep ‘Whiplash’ in tempo

By | Nov 19, 2014

“Whiplash” gives a soulful and inspiring view into the dark underbelly of making perfect music.


Review: Murky direction mars Stewart’s film debut

By | Nov 19, 2014

Jon Stewart makes some distracting directing decisions in “Rosewater,” however, he still presents of thoughtful portrayal of journalist Maziar Bahari’s imprisonment.


Review: ‘A Bird Story’ soars with engaging atmosphere

By | Nov 19, 2014

Freebird Games’ “A Bird Story” is a superb example of powerful storytelling in the digital realm.


Review: Metal group “Obliterations” poisoned by tired vocals

By | Nov 12, 2014

Lackluster vocals turn “Poison Everything” into an abrasive musical experience.


Review: Stellar leads and sharp style propels ‘Interstellar’

By | Nov 11, 2014

Striking visuals compliment strong lead performances in Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi offering.


Review: ‘Big Hero 6’ offers futuristic fun for entire family

By | Nov 11, 2014

Disney’s newest adventure is a computer-animated romp through the future.


Review: Satire and cinematography give wings to darkly funny ‘Birdman’

By | Nov 11, 2014

“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” follows an actor who was once a superhero hoping to make it big again, and likewise stars Michael Keaton, who is venturing into the superhero realm again, 25 years after his titular role in 1989’s “Batman,” this time from the perspective of an actor.