The Paperboy

What happens in Florida ...
Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman
Directed by Lee Daniels

Nicole Kidman pees on Zac Efron to subdue a jellyfish sting in “The Paperboy” and you wish she would do the same thing to subdue perverted, sensationalistic writer-director Lee Daniels (“Precious”). What a load of pointless drivel this all turns out to be. Efron stars as Jack, a college dropout living in the backwater Florida town of Moat County in 1969, who spends much of his lazy life either ... more >


The latest Oprah phenom
Gabourey Sidibe and Mo'Nique
Directed by Lee Daniels

I could talk about Precious as a film, but it’s far more interesting to talk about the cultural impact of Oprah Winfrey. Derived from an Oprah Book Club selection called ‘Push,’ the arrival of Precious as a huge indie circuit hit and critical favorite is testament to her much-bowed–to influence. When Winfrey started her book club a decade, cultural observers were skeptical. Would housewives ... more >