Arts & Entertainment


"Who is Gil Scott-Heron?" is tribute to late poet-musician

A new film is being screened in select cities this summer that focuses on the life of the late poet-musician, Gil Scott-Heron.


“Ricki and the Flash”: blinded by the light

The cast tried so hard. But the jokes were tortured and the warmth didn't reach room temperature.


“The End of the Tour” is more snore than tour

Really, whose idea was it to film a blabfest about a guy purportedly on anti-depressants?


Today in history: Actor-activist Martin Sheen celebrates his 75th birthday

Martin Sheen has stated, "While acting is what I do for a living, activism is what I do to stay alive."


"Ant-Man" is fun, but never thinks big

The movie is a decent enough popcorn flick, but its narrative weaknesses and hit-or-miss jokes don't help it much.


"Dying to Know" is new doc about a dynamic duo

Gay Dillingham's "Dying to Know," narrated by Robert Redford, was an entertaining, informative doc about Ram Dass and Timothy Leary.


“Jimmy’s Hall”: Ken Loach’s Irish working class heroes

"Jimmy's Hall" is about Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman deported as an illegal alien from Ireland, the land of his birth, without so much as a trial!


Today in history: Patrick Stewart turns 75

The highly accomplished, ever busy, and much beloved actor Patrick Stewart is 75 years old today.


A day in the life of film at Tribeca

"Armor of Light." "Good Kill," "Far from Men," "Trials of Constance Baker Motley," "Song of Lahore" and more.


Movie Review: "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl"

Half way through this film, I cried because it was so good at explaining the highs and lows, the pure misery, of adolescence.

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