Daily Archives: July 22, 2013

Dennis Farina: 1944-2013

He broke big with TV’s “Crime Story,” and made his mark in movies playing a variety of tough cops, tough mobsters and wiseguys out to “Get Shorty.” Dennis Farina, a great character actor and a genuine character — he started … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Fruitvale Station”

“Fruitvale Station” is a tragedy as fresh as today’s headlines, as moving as losing someone close to you. A re-telling of the last day in the life of Oscar Grant, a young black man gunned down by a transit cop … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Cate shines in Woody’s old fashioned “Blue Jasmine”

His camera is mostly stationary and his scenes are static, still mostly driven by dialogue. And Woody Allen’s recent movies have betrayed his increasingly pronounced disconnect from modern mores, culture and speech. So it’s tempting to dismiss his latest, “Blue … Continue reading

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Today’s screening: “Jobs”

Unlike some, I’ve never been put off by Ashton Kutcher’s casting as Steve Jobs in this new bio pic. He’s got talent, he’s tech savvy and if anybody was going to “get” this “Jobs” fellow — short of Daniel Day … Continue reading

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