Oscar Nominations 2018

It’s felt like a pretty wide-open awards season so far, but this morning’s Oscar nominations helped it take some shape — “The Shape of Water,” that is. (Yes, I hate myself, too, for that pun.) But Guillermo del Toro’s dark and swoony retro romance becomes even more of the favorite now with its leading 13 […]

Michelle Monaghan’s Five Favorite Female Performances

Michelle Monaghan has shown her versatility in a wide variety of films over the years, from comedies like “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” and “Made of Honor” to dramas like “Gone Baby Gone” and “North Country” to sci-fi thrillers like “Source Code” and “Eagle Eye.” But she’s been at her best when she’s had the opportunity […]

What the Flick?! — The Giver

Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep add heft to this derivative but well-made sci-fi thriller based on Lois Lowry’s Young Adult novel. In a rigid and seemingly perfect futuristic society, one plucky teenage boy dares to shake up the status quo. It’s beautifully shot but it goes off the rails in the third act.

Studio 11 LA — Anchorman 2, Saving Mr. Banks, August: Osage County

Lots of big end-of-the-year releases in theaters now, including the much-anticipated sequel “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Lauren Sivan and I whip out the big up-dos to discuss. Watch the video here