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Monday, Dec. 16, 2013
 Loosely based on actual events, this retelling of the Abscam sting of the 1970s is narrated by con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his girlfriend Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams). She overlooks Irving’s marriage to unstable Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) because she enjoys the
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
Orphan Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) becomes something of an activist when her adoptive German parents (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson) shelter a Jewish refugee beneath their stairs. Liesel steals books slated for burning by the Nazi regime, which she then shares with other secretly
10.26.2010 | | Posted at 08:56 AM

One of the Years Best on Blu-ray

By David Luhrssen
A wintry, bleak and impoverished stretch of the Ozarks is the setting for the darkly compelling drama Winter�s Bone. In a Southern gothic worthy of Flannery O�Connor, a teenage girl, Ree (Jennifer Lawrence), is determined to keep her family from �being put out in the field like dogs.� Their cabin and land are about to be seized after Ree�s ne�er-do-well pa, the crank dealer Jessup, jumped bail. ...