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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 […]

Mahershala Ali is one of the busiest actors today, so versatile that audiences might not realize that they are seeing the same performer in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,” “House of Cards,” “Luke Cage,” and “Alphas.” As Juan, the compassionate drug […]

One of Hollywood’s brightest stars celebrates his first century today. Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch on December 9, 1916) tells his story in The Ragman’s Son and Let’s Face It. He is #17 on the American Film Institute list of […]

I am very proud to be a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and very excited about these just-announced nominations for our annual Critics Choice Awards. BEST PICTURE Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water La La Land […]

Bryce Dallas Howard stars in “Pete’s Dragon,” out on DVD/Blu-Ray this week. I had a lot of fun talking to her about making the film. Your character’s deep love for nature is a very important part of the film. Tell […]

I love character actors — from the silent era through the present, they are some of my favorite performers. I’ve written about the outstanding documentaries, That Guy…Who Was in That Thing and That Gal…Who Was In That Thing, which show […]

We mourn the loss of singer/actress Florence Henderson, the iconic Carol, mother of three very lovely girls (the youngest one in curls), who married Mike Brady, father of three boys, and created television’s most beloved blended family. Her shag haircut […]

Eddie Redmayne stars in the first film from the Harry Potter universe to be set the the past, the first to be set in the United States, and the first with a screenplay by author J.K. Rowling, who has promised […]

No matter what character Anna Kendrick plays, you can’t help wishing you could just hang out with her, having some tea and laughing at the world. Now she has written a memoir called Scrappy Little Nobody, and her wry, self-deprecating, […]