Don Cheadle Should Remain “Miles Ahead” of Competition Come Next Oscar Season by Kevin M. Thomas

To say “Miles Ahead” is an excellent documentary and will likely be remembered at awards season next year would be an inaccurate statement. Not because the film is substandard in any way. It’s because it’s not a documentary. Star/director/co-writer Don Cheadle has managed to bring Miles Davis back to life, channeling the jazz legend’s essence […] Click to read more »

Catching Up with the Oscars: Seeing Current Nominees and Old Classics To Set the Mood by Kevin M. Thomas

The Academy Awards are the topic of many a conversation – whether it’s at a party, the water cooler or at the movie concession stand. Now is the time to cram for Oscar contests by catching up on this year’s nominees and getting in the mood by watching some old classic winners (and losers) on […] Click to read more »

The Jewel that is STILL ALICE by Frank D. Pond

  Still Alice is a jewel of a film with performances that border the sublime.  The Golden Globe voters got that too in rewarding the breathtaking performance by Julianne Moore.  The film opens on January 16th and is one that should not be missed. Yet, I almost took a pass on the film.  Noting that […] Click to read more »

“Facing Fear” Oscar Nominee Feeling Fearless Before His Date With Oscar Next Month by Kevin M. Thomas

Jason Cohen has been too busy to realize that his name from now on will have the word “Oscar” in front of. Whether he remains a nominee or becomes a winner on March 2, Cohen will have a new title. In the land of movies, that’s as impressive as Dame or Lord. But it doesn’t […] Click to read more »

Singing the praises of “Silence!”: Off-Broadway musical big entertainment, little money by Kevin M. Thomas

There’s a lot of shows on and off Broadway that are commanding top dollar. And many of them are worth it. But in the flurry of movies that become theatrical musicals there are few that offer so much for so little money.”Silence!” the riotous satire of “Silence of the Lambs” is only asking for as […] Click to read more »