What the Flick?! — Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Yes, it’s a blockbuster about a comic book character. But “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” manages to be subversive as well as explosive, with strong performances from a great cast.

Hollywood’s Biggest Morning

Oscar nominations morning is actually really fun, despite the ungodly hour. For years, I’d cover the nominations from the Academy on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills alongside all the other reporters and producers. Everyone’s in a good mood, if a bit bleary-eyed, buzzing on a combination of caffeine and expectation. This morning, I rolled out […]

On Gravity, All Is Lost and the Allure of Solitude

Is “All Is Lost” “Gravity” on a boat, or is “Gravity” “All Is Lost” in space? The proximity of the release of these two films — which surely will rank among the year’s best — offers an intriguing juxtaposition. Where would you rather be stranded: floating in the middle of nowhere in the stars, or […]

What the Flick?! — All Is Lost

Alonso and I were both completely wowed by “All Is Lost,” which features a tour-de-force performance from Robert Redford in what is essentially a wordless role. This one is a must-see.