When times are tough, what stories do you turn to? Our new series, Comfort Films, is designed to look at the stories that are important to us and why they help bring us up with everything feels down. This week, Amanda Jane Smith and Miriam Ibrahim return to chat about the catharsis and nostalgia in… [Read More]
Ben is Back tells the story of Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges), a nineteen-year-old drug addict who unexpectedly returns to his family’s suburban home on Christmas Eve. From the moment she first sees him, Ben’s mom, Holly (Julia Roberts), welcomes him openly yet remains cautious of her son’s drug addiction. Over a turbulent twenty-four hours, new… [Read More]
In Ocean’s Eleven, Danny Ocean gets back the wife who had left him. (For a list of actors playing “the eleven,” see my previous review, Ocean’s Eleven: Danny’s Perfect Hand.) In Ocean’s Twelve, it’s Rusty Ryan’s turn to get back the girl. At the beginning of the movie, Rusty is seen with Isabel Lahiri, who… [Read More]
George Clooney is ubiquitous. Last week we all saw him at Prince Harry and Megan’s wedding. He looked as much a part of a fairy tale as the wedding itself – suave and handsome, with his young wife on his arm. The Daily Express ran a story that same day with the opening line: “GEORGE… [Read More]
What a frightening thing the first day of school can be—especially when you’ve been home schooled your whole life because you have a deformity that cannot be hidden. Wonder is a story of outcast and friendship.
They’re back! For fans of the 2013 hit film Love Actually, we have great news. Key cast-members including Liam Neeson, Kiera Knightly, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, and Andrew Lincoln reunited for a short ten-minute sequel. The sequel titled Red Nose Day Actually will air during a special night of programming on NBC on Thursday,… [Read More]