Latest by Jocelyn Noveck

Published on February 23, 2024 - Page 7
At the end of "Ordinary Angels," we're given now-see-how-it-really-happened moments with real footage mirroring the climax of the film. That's a good...
Published on February 9, 2024 - Page 8
For a piercing refresher lesson on democracy, one wouldn't necessarily think of rural Bhutan as the first place to look. For one thing, democratic...
Published on January 12, 2024 - Page 7
"The Teachers' Lounge" hosts an expanding web of uneasy power dynamics, mutual suspicion and misinformation, and that's just for starters. Writer-...
Published on January 12, 2024 - Page 7
The first "Mean Girls" by Tina Fey came out in 2004. The Broadway musical opened in 2018. Now it's 2024, and we have a screen adaptation of the...
Published on December 23, 2023 - Page 9
Director George Clooney both begins and ends "The Boys in the Boat" on a sun-dappled lake. It aptly reflects the ethos of a film that often feels...
Published on December 23, 2023 - Page 9
It doesn't take long to understand the level of commitment Zac Efron brings to "The Iron Claw" as Texas wrestling brother Kevin Von Erich. It's also...
Published on December 17, 2023 - Page 16
Houston, we have a problem: Where's Kevin? Perhaps the ultimate coming-home movie, "Apollo 13," and the ultimate staying-home one, "Home Alone," are...
Published on December 15, 2023 - Page 8
It's just a woman trying on a fur coat alone in her room and sampling a lipstick. It's just a few friends discussing toothpaste orders over coffee in...
Published on December 8, 2023 - Page 8
NEW YORK -- When Sara Bareilles was approached about penning the score for "Waitress" on Broadway, she pictured a mountain impossible to climb....
Published on November 24, 2023 - Page 8
Two years ago, Emerald Fennell stood on the Oscars stage hoisting her writing trophy for "Promising Young Woman." It was a scathing look at rape...