Don Jon

Writer-Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Glenn Heady, Tony Danza Review: 4 stars (of five) Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes his debut as a write and director with a comedy that turns rom-com expectations upside down, focuses on an awkward topic without resorting to gross-out laughs, and demonstrates a lively directorial hand. It is, in other words, a success. Gordon-Levitt plays Jon, a bartender/gym rat whose whole life revolves around picking up and sleeping with a different girl from a tacky New Jersey club every week. Except, as we find out when he gets out of bed after scoring...

Rush

Director: Ron Howard Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara Review: 2 stars (of five) Rush is a competently executed film of a story that has no reason to exist, and thus we have a technically proficient delivery of a terrible story. If you’re a fan...

Blue Jasmine

Written & Directed by: Woody Allen Starring: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Andrew Dice Clay, Peter Sarsgaard Review: 5 stars (of five) Cate Blanchett is stupendous in Blue Jasmine, which is such a showcase for her range and talent as an actress that you could believe...