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Photo of Amy Winehouse
08 July 2015

If you ever doubt the importance of good fathering, see Amy.

The documentary is about the sad life of Amy Winehouse (1983-2011), a British...

An early photo of Saturday Night Live cast members
03 July 2015

Did Saturday Night Live help to put George W. Bush in the White House? That’s one of the more interesting questions raised by a new documentary...

The emotions (from left) Anger (Lewis Black), Fear (Bill Hader), Joy (Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) represent the personality of the 11-year-old heroine in Inside Out (Disney/Pixar photo)
18 June 2015

The movies have taken us to some fascinating places over the years, including the past, the future and a galaxy far, far away. With Inside Out,...

Photo of cop Michael Dowd
04 June 2015

  Police misbehavior has been a trending topic for months now. In case after case, officers have been accused of using excessive force, especially...

Photo of woman from movie
22 May 2015

If you watch the trailers for Tomorrowland—or if you just consider the fact that it’s a Disney film named after a Disney theme-park attraction—you...

Kristen Wiig as lottery winner and self-made TV star Alice Klieg in Welcome to Me
06 May 2015

After seeing her dance to Sia’s “Chandelier” at the Grammys, I’ve come to the conclusion that Kristen Wiig can do just about anything.

She excels in...