The Hobbit, Part Two: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The Hobbit, Part Two: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Cairo: Here Be Dragons In the middle of The Desolation of Smaug, the second of a trilogy of Peter Jackson films adapting J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved 1937 novel, The Hobbit, Thorin, the king of the dwarves gives a rousing speech that asks the people of Lake-town to reclaim their heritage. Because of its location on a ...

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Neither Kisses, Nor Spider Women Of the many intriguing things about Dallas Buyers Club, Jean-Marc Vallée’s terrific new film about the AIDS crisis, the most haunting is the impressively restrained performance of Jared Leto, for which he most certainly should win Best Supporting Actor at the upcoming Oscars. The film concerns Ron Woodroof (played by ...