Inside the circus: ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’

"There's a rotten apple, Jim, at the very top." So begins what is easily one of the best films of this or recent years, Tomas Alfredson's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy."


Top Ten Holiday Movies

Is there anything more divisive than holiday movies? Some people love them and start pulling them out in early November, while others pray for the time when they stop playing on constant rotation.  But there are some movies that have ingrained themselves in my mind and the minds of others.


‘The Way’ depicts an inspiring journey

"Religion has nothing to do with this, nothing at all." A film about a 1,000-year-old pilgrimage rooted in Catholic tradition, "The Way" leaves proselytizing at the doorstep. It ventures out on the Camino de Santiago–the Way of Saint James–following Martin Sheen as Tom Avery, a 60-something Californian who travels to Spain to recover the body of his deceased son Daniel, played by real-life son and the film's director, Emilio Estevez.


“Hell or High Water” is a revival in an otherwise dead genre

Rob Carraher CONTRIBUTOR Far removed from the American westerns of the 1950s and 60s, cinemas have been void of a true western-style experience. The presence of...

’21 Jump Street’ a rare remake exception

I'm sure half the people in attendance at the advanced screening of "21 Jump Street" either weren't alive for or barely old enough to remember the show generally regarded as Johnny Depp's breakout role.


Hollywood legend shows us little-known history

It's not justice you're after - it's revenge," Fredrick Aiken (James McAvoy) tells Edwin Stanton (Kevin Kline) in "The Conspirator," director Robert Redford's latest film.


Binge watching: marathons may magnify television merit

By Zane Fletcher, Culture Editor As I sat watching my sixth episode for the day of NBC’s “Community” while pondering about what I wished to...

Leonardo DiCaprio did not deserve Oscar win

Trevor Miller CONTRIBUTOR Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar at the 2016 Academy Awards and people on the Internet collectively lost their minds. It was nice...