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This is a very sad time. One day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds suffered a fatal stroke and now, suddenly, she is gone too. Debbie Reynolds could do it all. She sang, she danced, she […]

At The Daily Beast, Marlow Stern has an excellent list of the most overlooked movie performances of the year, including Ryan Gosling in “The Nice Guys” (a masterpiece of comic timing and physical grace — great work from everyone in […]

We mourn the loss of Carrie Fisher, who has died of a heart attack at age 60. Her first two movie roles were in films that have becomes icon of their eras: “Shampoo” and the original “Star Wars,” now known […]

Anna Fricks stars in Wish for Christmas, a sweet Christian faith story about a high school girl who impulsively wishes that her parents were not so religious, mostly so she can go to a school dance on Christmas Eve. When […]

Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe by Robert Matzen, tells the story of the extraordinary war service of the man we all know as the genial actor who always seemed to exemplify American values. He seldom spoke about […]

Kevin Costner almost turned down his role in “Hidden Figures.” Based on the remarkable true story of African-American women mathematicians at NASA in the 1960’s, it is an inspiring, uplifting story of the triumph of intelligence, hard work, dedication, and […]

Thanks to Rogerebert.com for including my tribute to Viola Davis in the annual round-up of especially memorable performances. Many of these performances were in film that are small-budget or genre and thus are usually overlooked when it comes to awards. […]

We mourn the loss of one of the 20th century’s most glamorous figures, Zsa Zsa Gabor, who went from teenage Hungarian beauty queen to much-married movie star and died today at age 99. Long before social media and personal brands, […]

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens today, introducing a whole new set of characters to the extended Star Wars universe, played by some actors who may look familiar. Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso) appeared earlier this year with Tom Hanks […]

We mourn the loss of actor/composer Alan Thicke, best remembered as the understanding and affectionate dad on “Growing Pains.” The good-natured star never hesitated to spoof his home country of Canada and his own image, appearing as a version of […]