A film review of Noah Baumbach’s White Noise

From left: Sam Nivola, Adam Driver, May Nivola, Greta Gerwig, Dean Moore/Henry Moore, and Raffey Cassidy in White NoiseImage: : Wilson Webb/Netflix Writer-director Noah Baumbach excels at domestic dramas set in a milieu of neurotic artistic intellectuals, working with actors to draw pitch-perfect performances that carry both dramatic and comedic undertones. His two most recent … Read more

What Whitney Houston was supposed to sing

What a difference a song makes — especially when it’s sung by the Greatest Voice of All. That was no doubt the case when Whitney Houston’s epic rendition of “I Will Always Love You” hit No. 1 before “The Bodyguard” — the blockbuster flick that spawned the smash single — was even released 30 years … Read more

Suspect in killing of 5 at Colorado club held without bail

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub was ordered held without bail in an initial court appearance Wednesday as the suspect sat slumped over in a chair. Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, could be seen with injuries … Read more

The Korean War film never flies as high as it aims

(L-R:) Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell in DevotionImage: : Eli Adé Early on in Devotion, Jesse Brown (Jonathan Majors), the first Black aviator in Navy history, tries to psych himself up before taking to the skies. It’s a pivotal moment in the film and uses a classic film trope: talking to oneself while looking at … Read more

The heroes behind The Menu on how to play villains

(L-R:) Janet McTeer, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, John Leguizamo, Aimee Carrero, and Rob Yang in The MenuImage: : Eric Zachanowich / Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures The satirical thriller The Menu is populated by people who exemplify the term “love to hate.” The film follows a particularly eventful meal at Hawthorne, an exclusive restaurant on a … Read more

TV review: Wednesday is frighteningly dull

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams Photo: : Netflix Although werewolves, sirens, and Gorgons abound, there’s no Frankenstein’s monster on Wednesday. But the show itself is a shambling corpse crudely assembled from pieces of undead media: Fans of teen fiction will recognize moldering chunks of everything from Veronica Mars and Mean Girls you Harry Potter and … Read more

A review of documentary All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

Nan Goldin (left) in All The Beauty And The BloodshedImage: : Courtesy of Neon and Participant Media At some point in the future—if we are not there already—every artist who made their mark in the 20th century will have a documentary made about them. Most will be informative in the Wikipedia/”American Masters” sense, interesting to … Read more

Disney’s Strange World Review: Wonderful Weird Family Adventure

Image: : Disney Animation Studios From the team behind Raya and the Last Dragon come Strange World: : Walt Disney Animation Studios‘ latest feature, an eccentrically excellent pulp sci-fi adventure. It’s a wonderfully weird gem that I hope springboards into serialized tales about the Clade family that anchors the film. In Strange Worlddirector Don Hall … Read more

Julia Fox says she was ‘delusional’ when dating Kanye West, reveals feelings about Kardashians

Julia Fox is for the girls. In her latest TikTok, the model-actress gave her 1.3 million followers an inside peek at her relationship with Kanye West, now known as Ye, as he continues to drum up more controversy. The “Uncut Gems” star now claims her short-lived romance with the “Donda” artist was an attempt to … Read more

From ‘Team of Rivals’ to Bono

This holiday season, billionaire Bill Gates is gifting you a list of five books to read while you’re hopefully enjoying some much-deserved downtime. Gates, a voracious reader who reads at least 50 books each year, regularly releases lists of the best books he’s read each year — alongside seasonal recommendations for holiday books and summer … Read more