Frankie Valli’s magic captured on screen

By CHARLES LYONS – 7 years ago

Released in November on DVD and Blu-ray and the first of two Clint Eastwood-directed films in 2014 (along with the upcoming “American Sniper”), “Jersey Boys” is Eastwood’s gayest film since,…

Gyllenhaal finds stride in disappointing screenplay

By CHARLES LYONS – 7 years ago

We never really know who Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is. Certainly, we are privy to his modest Los Angeles apartment—where he lives alone—his run-down car, and a series of concerning…

Nolan’s continuation of detached visual style disappoints

By CHARLES LYONS – 7 years ago

“Very graceful” “No…but very efficient” So goes an interaction between two characters midway through Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” a film which manages neither grace nor efficiency in its practical-minded staidness and…

Rom-coms too formulaic for long-term TV success

By PALAK PATEL – 7 years ago

With the extreme success of Mindy Kaling’s brainchild “The Mindy Project” last season, TV producers decided to finally jump onto the bandwagon I personally have been riding for my entire…

‘AHS’ implicates audience in voyeurism

By SAMANTHA KOHL – 7 years ago

While in reality I would never attend a freak show, given the gross commoditization and fetishization of people with disabilities, I went into the fourth season of American Horror Story…

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