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Tips for Purchasing a Brand-New Home Apr. 07, 2020

The Real Estate Expert

Everybody has a dream of one day owning a perfectly built, brand-new home. Of course, I'd need to wi... Read More

Online Reviews: Part 2 May. 21, 2019

Succeeding in Your Business

"I started a solo law practice last year. As part of my marketing efforts, I encourage my clients to... Read More

Happy Times Apr. 18, 2019

Work Daze

Oopsy! I almost made a big mistake. I signed on to Glassdoor is a company that rates ... Read More

The Excellent 2016 Vintage of Bordeaux Feb. 19, 2019

Wine Talk

In recent weeks, the excellent 2016 vintage of Bordeaux has been rolled out in a number of U.S. citi... Read More

Trump's Urgent Job: Clean Up the VA Dec. 14, 2016

Betsy McCaughey

Last week, Veterans Affairs got caught covering up the quality ratings of its 146 medical centers. V... Read More

'Knight of Cups' and 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot': Terrence Malick and Tina Fey in Search of Things Unfound Mar. 04, 2016


Surely, Terrence Malick, the writer and director of "Knight of Cups," knows what this movie is all a... Read More

'The Big Short' and 'Joy': Capitalism and Its Discontents Dec. 30, 2015


Right now is a good time to take a capitalist to the movies. Most especially to see "The Big Short,"... Read More

'The Danish Girl' and 'Victor Frankenstein': Eddie Redmayne Upstaged by Alicia Vikander, and Daniel Radcliffe Lost in a Limp Horror Riff Nov. 26, 2015


In "The Danish Girl," Eddie Redmayne gives a performance that whispers softly of Oscar. It's a tour ... Read More

The New York Times Book Review Cheaters Nov. 25, 2015

Tim Graham

The Bible is the best-selling book of all time, but The New York Times would have to consign it to t... Read More

'The Night Before' and 'Secret in Their Eyes': Seth Rogen Celebrates a Bro-Com Christmas, and Chiwetel Ejiofor Stalks a Killer From out of the Past Nov. 20, 2015


"The Night Before" is an anti-Christmas comedy that nevertheless collapses in a puddle of seasonal g... Read More

'By the Sea' and 'Heist': Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as You've Never Seen Them and Robert De Niro as You Frequently Have Nov. 13, 2015


Despite its bold embrace of arty pretension and its nearly complete lack of action, "By the Sea" is ... Read More

'Our Brand Is Crisis' and 'Burnt': Sandra Bullock Gets Dirty, and Bradley Cooper Plays Top Chef Oct. 30, 2015


Political "consultants," who traffic in dirt-digging and ethically oblivious misdirection, are maybe... Read More

'Rock the Kasbah' and 'The Last Witch Hunter': Bill Murray's Afghan Wig-out and Vin Diesel on a Thrill-Free Demon Quest Oct. 23, 2015


In "Rock the Kasbah," Bill Murray looks as weary as the material that's been hammered together to ma... Read More

'Bridge of Spies' and 'Crimson Peak': Tom Hanks in Spielberg's Den of Spies and Guillermo del Toro in a House of Ghosts Oct. 16, 2015


"Bridge of Spies" reunites Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks for a tale of international espionage set ... Read More

'The Martian' and 'The Walk': Matt Damon Conquers Space, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Gets High Oct. 02, 2015


"The Martian" is a movie in which several stars are wasted. But Matt Damon carries every one of his ... Read More

'Sicario' and 'Black Mass': Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro Take On the Drug Cartels, and Johnny Depp Bids for a Comeback Sep. 18, 2015


In "Sicario," the never-ending war on drugs is presented in all of its pigheaded futility. The movie... Read More

'Trainwreck' and 'Ant-Man': Amy Schumer Kills It in Her Big-Screen Debut, and Paul Rudd Stands Small in an Uneven Marvel Super-Movie Jul. 17, 2015


In "Trainwreck," TV phenom Amy Schumer gets her Hollywood close-up, and she's ready for it. The movi... Read More

'Inside Out' and 'Soaked in Bleach': Pixar Animation Back in Top Form, and the Kurt Cobain Case Continues to Fester Jun. 19, 2015


A little girl is born; her parents name her Riley. Bending down over her bassinet, Mom and Dad gaze ... Read More

Integrity Triumphs Over Greed Jun. 09, 2015

Wine Talk

The godfather of Paso Robles wine is back. Gary Eberle, who was ousted as general manager of Eberle ... Read More

'Spy' and 'Love & Mercy': Melissa McCarthy Goes 007, and Paul Dano and John Cusack Take On Two Sides of Brian Wilson Jun. 05, 2015


"Spy" is an old-school James Bond movie with Melissa McCarthy in the middle of it. This works —... Read More