From “The Theory of Everything” to “Birdman” to “St. Vincent,” some movies this year just got it right.
KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “The Imitation Game,” based on the true story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), who helped crack the Germans’ Enigma code during World War II. Also reviewed is “Top Five,” Chris Rock’s first directorial effort in seven years about a comedian struggling with becoming a serious actor and his upcoming nuptials.
KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Foxcatcher,” based on the tumultuous life of wealthy eccentric John du Pont (Steve Carrell) and his wrestling training facility. Also reviewed is Tommy Lee Jones’ frontier western “The Homesman”, starring Hillary Swank and Meryl Streep.
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KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “St. Vincent,” the story of a low-down loser (Bill Murray) who ends up taking care of his 12-year-old neighbor, who is the son of a struggling single mom.
KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “The Judge,” starring Robert Downey Jr. as a big city lawyer returning to his hometown to defend his father, a local judge accused of murder, and “Two Faces of January,” an original thriller from director Hossein Amini set in 1960s Athens about a con artist, his wife and a stranger fleeing the mysterious death of a private detective.
KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Gone Girl,” a thriller based on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel as well as “Men, Women and Children,” a drama about families trying to navigate relationships and communication in the digital world.
KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Pride,” starring Bill Nighy, based on the true story of a Welsh town’s fight for LGBT rights during the reign of Margaret Thatcher, and “Last Days in Vietnam,” a documentary from director Rory Kennedy chronicling the U.S. military’s chaotic evacuation during the final weeks of the Vietnam War.
From “Annie Hall” to “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, there are wonderful comedies celebrating and satirizing our ethnic differences, but film critic Jan Wahl says “This is Where I Leave You” doesn’t deliver.