• 007 Culture

    Now that “Skyfall” has been officially certified as the biggest James Bond movie ever – $869 million in box-office receipts worldwide, and counting – it’s prompted some interesting ruminations about the enduring cultural significance of this remarkably durable character.  Not | Read More »

  • Lincoln: A cautionary tale that tries to be important

    Lincoln: A cautionary tale that tries to be important

    Video: Steven Spielberg’s ambitious portrayal of Abraham Lincoln tries to peer deeply into the man who has the 16th president.

  • Movie Review: “Paranormal Activity 4”

    I’m a big fan of the first three “Paranormal Activity” films, which managed to build a delightfully high level of suspense and unease without either buckets of blood, or buckets of cash.  The first film remains the highest box-office return | Read More »