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  • HBO's 'Newsroom' returns in all its Aaron Sorkin righteousness

    HBO's 'Newsroom' returns in all its Aaron Sorkin righteousness
    For a while last year, I started to worry about liking Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” so much. Most of my colleagues didn’t like it — not that being out of sync with the herd ever bothered me greatly. It usually turned out...
  • SXSW Film Review: 'The Heart Machine'

    Although it loses its nerve a bit in the home stretch, Zachary Wigon's impressive debut feature, "The Heart Machine," is largely successful in crafting a "Conversation"-like thriller of irrational obsession out of the knotted intricacies of online...
  • Inside the L.A. Film Critics' Vote: 'Gravity,' 'Her' and the Ties That Bind

    The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. has seen more than a few tie victories in recent years: The very first time I voted, in 2006, there was a lead-actor split between Forest Whitaker and Sacha Baron Cohen. In 2010, we awarded best director to David Fincher...
  • 'The Newsroom' recap: ACN digs deeper into alleged war crime

    'The Newsroom' recap: ACN digs deeper into alleged war crime
    “Willie Pete,” Episode 13 of HBO’s “The Newsroom,” refers to military jargon for white phosphorous, a substance that obscures troop positions and inflicts horrific burns. Nasty as WP is, a special ops team allegedly used...
  • The Newsroom Season 2 Episode 3 recap: Willie Pete

     
    The Newsroom season 2 episode 3 kicked off creeping stealthily toward a rabbit hole of creator Aaron Sorkin's favorite hobby, flagellant landmines-of-misunderstanding-ravaged love. In case you missed the half of last season wholly devoted to that hobby,...
  • 'The Newsroom' recap: Tragedy in Africa devastates Maggie

    'The Newsroom' recap: Tragedy in Africa devastates Maggie
    “Unintended Consequences” – the most dramatic episode this season of HBO’s “The Newsroom” – focuses on a tragedy in Africa that devastates associate producer Maggie Jordan (Alison Pill) and might, unintentionally,...
  • The Newsroom Season 2 Episode 4 recap: “Unintended Consequences”

     
    If you'll remember last week on HBO's The Newsroom, tumblers clicked on the initially tenuous but potentially big investigation into Operation Genoa, revealed to be the alleged use by the U.S. military of banned sarin gas during a cross-border mission...
  • The Newsroom recap: News Night with Will McAvoy

     
    Episode five of this season's The Newsroom proved to be a low-key affair, diverging from Season 2′s framing device of the investigation into the actual investigation of Operation Genoa for a real-time, slice-of-life look at the goings on at Atlantis...
  • 'The Newsroom' recap: Sloan's nude photos go viral; Maggie's losing it

    'The Newsroom' recap: Sloan's nude photos go viral; Maggie's losing it
    Social media play a starring role in “News Night With Will McAvoy,” Episode 15 of HBO’s “The Newsroom.” ACN financial reporter Sloan Sabbith (Olivia Munn) is devastated when nude pictures of her appear on a “revenge...
  • Variety Critics Pick Their Oscar Nominees

    Film critics, we're often told, don't vote for the Oscars -- but if they did, here's what at least three of their nomination ballots might look like. We listed our top five choices for best director, actor/actress, supporting actor/actress, original/...
  • The Newsroom Season 2 episode 16 recap: One Step Too Many

     
    Halfway through Season 2 of HBO's The Newsroom, we've been treated to glimpses of something resembling a season-long arc pegged to the botched investigation into a potential war crime stemming from American troops' use of sarin gas in the Afghanistan...
  • 'Short Term 12' beats long odds

    'Short Term 12' beats long odds
    Just after graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Destin Daniel Cretton took a job at a local short-term care facility for at-risk teenagers, hoping to save money to make short films on his own while he figured out what to do next....