Last year’s Sundance Film Festival began with the introduction of what would become one of the year’s most liked movies and eventually a Best Picture nominee: Whiplash. This year there may not be a major Oscar contender among the opening night movies, but instead we watched a hauntingly honest and soulful documentary about musician and activist Nina Simone (What Happened, Miss Simone?) and… Continue reading Sundance Opening Night: Come for the John Legend Performance, Stay for the Naked Cartwheels
A World War II period biopic about some code cracker starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Period-Piece Queen Keira Knightley might earn an eye roll from the more cynical who instantly dismiss such content as “Oscar bait” — but while The Imitation Game is all of these things, it’s all of these things done quite well.
Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, a mathematician and cryptoanalyst whose… Continue reading Toronto Review: 'The Imitation Game' Features Benedict Cumberbatch's Finest Performance to Date
CMT Music Awards 2014 had some excellent performances, highlighted by Eric Church and Lzzy Hale rocking out on “That’s Damn Rock & Roll,” and Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood with nothing bad about “Somethin’ Bad.”
Of course, there were also a few duds — we’re looking at you, Dierks Bentley and your dancing flight attendants. Heck, CMT didn’t even post video of Hunter Hayes’… Continue reading 2014 CMT Music Awards performance videos ranked best to worst
There are few comedic actors who are incapable of doing drama. After all, it’s harder to do comedy. Also, a lot of great dramatic performances are achieved through the aid of great dramatic directors. Milos Forman can do amazing things with someone like Jim Carrey, and the same goes for Paul Thomas Anderson and Adam Sandler. Combine a star who is… Continue reading What Comedic Actor Would You Like to See Give an Oscar-Worthy Dramatic Performance?