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<p>Josh Brolin makes delicious pies that makes the ladies fall in love with him.</p>

TASTY PIE LOVE STORY

Jan 29, 2014 3:01pm
Here’s an odd bit of trivia: If you caught last year’s documentary about J.D. Salinger, you saw Joyce Maynard revealing her unique insight into the author’s life. She lived with the reclusive...
<p>Felicity Jones, left, as Nelly Ternan, and Ralph Fiennes as Charles Dickens, in a scene from The Invisible Woman. Jones performance as the younger woman in the famous author&amp;#8217;s life holds the Fiennes-directed movie together.</p>

DICKENS’ PASSION

Jan 22, 2014 10:01am
The Invisible Woman: Come for the acting chops and directorial flourishes of Ralph Fiennes, stay for the surprising, who-the-hell-is-that performance by Felicity Jones.Bringing to the screen the...
<p>Kevin Hart, left, looks lovingly at former gansta-rapper-turned-family-friendly Ice Cube, who plays a cop in the new film Ride Along.</p>

WHO IS THIS GUY?

Jan 17, 2014 11:01am
“All in all, I got to say, today was a good day.” That’s Ice Cube, nearly self-referential in the buddy cop movie, Ride Along.Sure, it’s a memorable lyric from one of his best-known songs, but this...

UNSHAKABLE AND THE UNREAL

Jan 15, 2014 10:01am
Like John Cusack’s disheveled mess in director Spike Jonze’s Being John Malkovich and Nicolas Cage’s embodiment of writer Charlie Kaufman in the director’s Adaptation, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) is a...
<p>Shane Patton (Alexander Ludwig), right, introduces himself to the Navy SEALs unit in the movie Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg. The real-life Patton graduated from Boulder City High, where his jersey hangs in the school gymnasium and a plaque was dedicated to his memory.</p>

CAPTURING THE UNCOMFORTABLE

Jan 15, 2014 10:01am
To prepare you for the intensity that follows in the reenactment of Operation Red Wings, director Peter Berg launches Lone Survivor with actual Navy SEAL training videos. SEALs are indeed a unique...
<p>Leonardo DiCaprio stars in The Wolf of Wall Street, his fifth film with director Martin Scorsese.</p>

CLASSIC SCORSESE

Dec 26, 2013 8:12am
The Wolf of Wall Street is another in a long line of American excess stories from director Martin Scorsese. Most of the time – Raging Bull, Goodfellas, even Casino – we feel something for at least a...

OUR TOP 10 FILMS OF 2013

Dec 26, 2013 8:12am
Movie critic Colin Boyd looks back at CityLife’s top 10 movies of 2013.1 – NebraskaPerhaps because it isn’t a play-for-keeps human gamble like most of the year’s notable films, Nebraska feels the...
<p>American Hustle director David O. Russell&amp;#8217;s previous films include Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter.</p>

DO THE HUSTLE

Dec 19, 2013 8:12am
There’s definitely a pulse to American Hustle but a heartbeat might be another matter. Epically cool and boiling over with director David O. Russell’s trademark manic energy, the follow-up to Silver...
<p>Bruce Dern is Woody Grant in Nebraska, a film directed by Alexander Payne. Payne&amp;#8217;s previous movies include Sideways and The Descendants.</p>

A DIRECTOR’S ASCENT

Dec 12, 2013 5:12pm
When you look back now on Election, Alexander Payne’s breakthrough movie and second film, it stands out as the true oddball, evidence of a director with all the tools who doesn’t exactly know yet the...
<p>Christian Bale, left, and Casey Affleck lead a strong cast in a predictable film with a disappointing ending.</p>

BURNING OUT

Dec 12, 2013 11:12am
Spoiler alert: Out of the Furnace has a bad ending.On second thought, can you spoil a bad ending? After two hours of watching Christian Bale and Casey Affleck tear themselves apart emotionally, you...

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