| Jul 4, 2013
| 11:50 AM
To begin talking about the new indie film "The Way, Way Back," I want to go way, way back.
Praise for the movie's excellent cast, anchored by Sam Rockwell, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Allison Janney and teenage rock Liam James, will come later. As good...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:31 AM
Before the coffee. After taking a moment to remember.
The Skinny: No snarky small talk this morning. Just painful memories of a beautiful blue sky filled with smoke. Wednesday's headlines include a profile of Jeff Shell, the new head of NBCUniversal's...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Sometimes that queasy feeling when you say "action" is just the reality of directing your first short film.
Sometimes, as “Wild Horses” director Stephanie Martin found, it’s morning sickness.
The winner of the live action short/15...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. And as it turns out, zombies do it as well. They swarm. And when they're done swarming, they swarm all over again.
That unstoppably manic movement is the most unexpected part of "World War Z" as well...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:21 AM
After the coffee. Before listening to another media investment conference.
The Skinny: I was watching "Brooklyn DA," the CBS documentary series, Tuesday night, hoping for a crossover episode with the cast of "Girls," but no such luck. Tuesday's...
| May 30, 2013
| 1:33 PM
"Now You See Me," which opens Friday, is a caper thriller starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Oscar-winners Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. The film is about an FBI agent and an Interpol detective on the hunt for a team of young illusionists...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:42 PM
"The Killing "(AMC, Sundays). That "The Killing" would return was not at all clear at the end of its previous season; viewers grumbled that two seasons was too long to follow a case that in the context of the series took only as many days to resolve as...
| Sep 18, 2011
For a television critic, the Emmys are always a mixed bag. It's always great when shows and performances we have supported from the beginning are recognized, but sometimes — if you can believe it — the shows and people we believe deserve to...