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New Valentine’s Films for Old Romantics

By Matthew Holman, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2017


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Enough is enough: Valentine’s Day cinema should no longer be monopolized by the tear-jerkingly repetitive “Titanic” and Nicholas Sparks marathons. Especially in a time of radical cinematic change, after so many years of these same scenes dominating living-room cuddle sessions, a simple change mi...

“Only God Forgives” shows unforgivable lack of substance

“Only God Forgives” shows unforgivable lack of substance

July 19, 2013


Filed under Arts, Editor's Picks

After being both booed and applauded at the Cannes Film Festival, “Only God Forgives” faces an ambiguous fate with how audiences will receive it. The minimalist thriller fails to live up to “Drive”, Nicolas Winding Refn’s previous effort with Ryan Gosling, and audiences may more likely lean toward t...

‘Place Beyond the Pines’ promises perfect plot, performance

‘Place Beyond the Pines’ promises perfect plot, performance

March 28, 2013


Filed under Arts, Editor's Picks

  Derek Cianfrance first wowed audiences at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival with the critically acclaimed “Blue Valentine.” This year, the director returns to the big screen with “The Place Beyond the Pines,” a film about consequences and how the results of our actions can often affect fut...

‘SNL’ requires better selection for hosts

‘SNL’ requires better selection for hosts

February 19, 2013


Filed under Arts

On Saturday, Christoph Waltz hosted what was probably the best episode of “Saturday Night Live” in quite some time. Waltz was sharp and quick on his feet, working with some decent sketches — including the Tarantino lampoon, “Djesus Uncrossed” and the “What Have You Become Game Show...