Seeing behind the curtain with “The Adjustment Bureau”

You don't have free will, only the appearance of free will," Thompson, the mysterious hat-wearing, fate-changing character tells David Norris in "The Adjustment Bureau," which opens March 11.


“Beastly” updates a classic romance

Often cliché, but at times extremely witty, "Beastly" is a modern take on a tale as old as time, expertly adapted by writer and director Daniel Barnz ("Phoebe in Wonderland") from the novel by Alex Flynn.


Topher, you could do better than “Take Me Home Tonight”

Regular viewers of the now defunct "That 70s Show" can tell you that Topher Grace was always too good for the show. I got the same feeling watching his new 80s comedy, "Take Me Home Tonight."


The Soderbergh experience: an evening with Steven Soderbergh

As the Holland Performing Arts Center filled on Sunday, Feb. 20th and the clock ticked closer to 6:30 p.m., the room began buzzing with the conversations of movie buffs excited to see one of the most gifted directors in the world, Steven Soderbergh.


Just Go With It

"Just Go With It" opened Feb. 11 and can be seen in theaters everywhere, but is it worth the nine bucks?  The film is actually a remake of Oscar-winning "Cactus Flower" from 1969, but I don't think Adam Sandler will be walking away with any awards for his take on the movie.


Film Streams’ Student Night, free tickets attract large crowd

If you think cold weather will keep UNO students away from Student Night at Film Streams, think again.


The King’s Speech

Every so often a movie comes along that both exceeds expectations and is impossible to summarize in a pithy review column headline. "The King's Speech" is one of those movies.

Bold performances, disappointing plot

Twenty years ago, Sir Anthony Hopkins played Dr. Hannibal Lecter in "Silence of the Lambs." It turned into one of the defining roles of his long, illustrious career and still terrifies viewers. In his new film "The Rite," Hopkins turns in a typically strong performance, but really it's just a riff on reliable old Hannibal the Cannibal.