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AFM and AFI – Oh, My!

By Staci Layne Wilson It’s November sweeps for movies in L.A. Two of the most high-profile and important events took place simultaneously over the past week. AFM (American Film Market) is all about the pitch, the sell and buy, and is expensive to attend; while AFI Fest (American Film Institute Festival) is all about a…


Review: Horrible Bosses 2

Stop at the title. It ain’t called “horrible” for nothing. I was willing to give this charmless sequel a chance, because I found the original Horrible Bosses somewhat amusing, and because I generally love anything Christoph Waltz does. But I’m afraid that he, and everyone else in the film, let us down. Horrible Bosses 2 is cringingly…

The Theory of Everything Vs. Foxcatcher

The Theory of Everything Vs. Foxcatcher

Editor’s Note: From time to time I let my lovely and talented husband weigh in on current films, because, as many of you know, he has a unique and entertaining perspective that is often contrary to my own. You’ll find what follows to be pretty amusing:   It’s Brooding Wrestler Vs. Brooding Physicist Smackdown, and the…

Hollywood Costume Big Lewbowski

Film Fashion and Movie Posters of Yesteryear Now on Display in L.A.

By Staci Layne Wilson The late great comedienne Gilda Radner famously quipped, “I base most of my fashion sense on what doesn’t itch.” But for the film stars who must be trussed, corseted, stitched and Spandexed in to certain iconic costumes, there’s not much choice when it comes to comfort. It’s quite eye-opening to see…


Big Hero 6 Review

It isn’t often that an animated films ranks as one of my favorites of the year, but Big Hero 6 is just that. And I’ve seen enough of the year’s big releases to believe that Big Hero 6 will stay on my Top Ten list. This smart and sophisticated, yet warm and friendly flick clicks all…

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Review: Foxcatcher

In essence, Foxcatcher is an intriguing story poorly told. It’s based on the true, scandalous and tragic tale of how multi-millionaire John du Pont basically bought the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team and proceeded to ruin the lives of the Gold Medal winning Schultz brothers, with extremely bizarre behavior and murder ensuing. There is doubtless plenty of fascinating…

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Review: Interstellar

Interstellar had such heavenly potential and aspirations, but unfortunately, for most of its two hours and 49 minutes, it remains uncomfortably grounded. Director/Co-writer Christopher Nolan aimed for the stars and only hit the roof…which isn’t terrible. Nolan’s mediocre creations are better than many filmmakers’ best efforts. In essence, Interstellar is the story of Cooper (Matthew McConaughey),…


Review: St. Vincent

By Corisa Nielsen Editor’s Note: From time to time I like to add a fresh voice to this site by asking someone I respect to write a film review. Such is the case with Corisa Nielsen, a fashion lover living in Eastern Washington, who adores spoiling her nieces and nephew. We’re also hometown homies. St. Vincent takes…


Review: Missionary

Many fear that the film Missionary, a “dramatic thriller” about a Mormon Elder run amok with violence and passion, will negate all that great PR The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints received from the film Meet the Mormons. I’m here to reassure them that that’s not gonna happen. Missionary is getting a small…


Review: Fury

Let’s be clear about this right up front: Fury is relentlessly grim and punishing. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a remarkably well-made film. Brad Pitt’s passion project focuses an unblinking and bloodshot eye on the ravages of war during the final weeks of World War II, from the perspective of a five man crew…

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