Diane Lane

Apr 11 2016

The Dust Has Settled: “Batman v Superman” Review

Every once in a while, I like to chime in on a big film after heated opinion has waned (i.e., I couldn’t make the press screening). The big question is: is the clash of the cleft chins as bad as all the reviewers are saying it is? Though I had the same reaction to the battle between […]
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Nov 12 2015

Review: “Trumbo” – Red Carpet With Bryan Cranston and Director Jay Roach

Perhaps the most wildly diverse portfolio ever to emerge from Hollywood belongs to Dalton Trumbo, the Oscar-winning screenwriter who also cranked out more B-movie scripts than Ed Wood. But the paradox that is his résumé — much of which is invisible (even on IMDb) — remains a symbol of  something far greater than anything the nation’s […]
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Jun 18 2015

Inside Out

If Shakespeare said “What a piece of work is man,” then what a wondrous work of art is Inside Out. It may not be a valid scientific explanation for why the human mind thinks the way it does, and it may be an oversimplification for the depths of the human brain, but it sure does […]
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Jun 15 2013

Man of Steel

If your knowledge of Superman is limited, you won’t be a whole lot more familiar with the guy by the end of “Man of Steel,” which is closer to “War of the Worlds” than a DC Comics adaptation. As we’ve come to expect from director Zack Snyder (“300”, “Watchmen”), the film puts its emphasis on […]
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Jun 14 2013

Man of Steel

(If you read nothing else of this review, please note: skip the 3D and go with 2D. This will be explained in the review.) Full compliments go to director Zack Snyder and his cast and crew for tackling a venerated, well-established property. Superman has been around for 75 years, and the various incarnations of him […]
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