A Hands-Off Approach Goes a Long Way in 'Philomena' | 13 Apr 2014 // 9:10 PM

The direction is solid but not overbearing, the score subtle and light, the entire affair very nicely cushioned around Coogan and Dench's performances, and the film is all the more effective because of it.

'Philomena' Struggles with the Decisions of the Irish Catholic Church | 22 Nov 2013 // 3:45 AM

Judi Dench's character journeys to America, haunted by the loss of her baby son and traumas at the hands of nuns in the Magdalene Laundries.


The real-life Philomena is out and about for the film, her cause | 25 Feb 2014 // 4:49 AM

LOS ANGELES — Walking slowly, with the aid of a retractable cane, Philomena Lee, the 80-year-old Irishwoman who inspired the Oscar-nominated drama “Philomena,” appeared under the

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

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"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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