New Affleck action thriller is not the “Accountant” we’ve all known

There’s a degree of wit simply in naming an action thriller The Accountant.

Teen playwright scores a hit with big stage production

Briana Fleming never planned to be a playwright.

Starpower plus a new spin make ‘Magnificent Seven’ a worthy entry

In Rose Creek, some years after the Civil war, poor farmers hire a gunslinging warrant officer to defend them against the mining kingpin who’s trying to run them off.

Flip Orley returns to his Phoenix roots for four hypnotizing shows at Tempe Improv

An exotic-looking guy in a tux, swinging a pocket watch in front of the eyes of his subject.

Krasinski-Martindale mashup lends heart to American-family tale ‘The Hollars’

The Hollars — Even though the small-town middle American family of the title isn’t especially prone to raising their voices, the name somehow fits just the same.

Some sound advice for hot-weather meal prep: Stay cool

In August 2002, when we first moved to the Valley, we had the brilliant, moneysaving idea of keeping our Thermostat set to 90 degrees.

Film Fare: Streep reaches a high note in comedic ’40s docu-singoff

Florence Foster Jenkins—The title character was a much-loved patron of the New York classical music scene who loved to sing.

Success may have taken this operatic singer away from home but not from his...

Richard Ollarsaba has packed a lot of music, and a lot of mileage, into the 11 years since he graduated from Corona del Sol High School.

The BFG: Definitely not Spielberg’s best, but Rylance is a ‘Big Friendly Deal’ nonetheless

The title stands for “Big Friendly Giant,” and the title character is just that—a pleasant colossus (Mark Rylance) whose job is deliver pleasant dreams.

‘DePalma Week’ features notable director’s three most memorable works

For all the faults of his movies, even for all the supposed great faults of his character, I’ve always had a soft spot for director Brian De Palma.
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