‘Smashed’ spotlights alcoholism with exceptional depth

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul lead "Smashed," a film about alcohol that's not just an after-school special.

‘Nashville’ fails to top TV charts with middling performances

ABC's "Nashville" is far from reaching the levels of the network's other hits.

Solid, relevant satire in ‘Enemy of the People’

Just in time for the election season, MTC has revived Henrik Ibsen's classic political drama, "An Enemy of the People."

Superhero television revolution may be coming

If "Arrow" manages to bring back superheroes on TV, which heroes would we like to see next?

Passioned performances cannot save ‘Middle of Nowhere’

Though its director won the award for Best Director at Sundance 2012, "Middle of Nowhere" is an example of wasted potential.

Goulding turns down lights for ‘Halcyon’

Ellie Goulding turns down the "Lights" for a darker tone in her new album, "Halcyon."

Michael Shannon, unique staging are saving graces

Despite "Grace's" weaknesses, intriguing staging and performances make for a worthy show.

‘The Oranges’ an uneven family comedy

Despite strong performances from the older actors, the younger generation disappoints in this film.

Flying Lotus plays it too safe with new album

Flying Lotus plays it too safe with its new album, "Until the Quiet Comes."

‘The Paperboy’ a return to form for ‘Precious’ director

Surprising performances elevate this at times difficult-to-watch film.

Mountain Goats reach new heights

Despite a lengthy career, Mountain Goats have not run out of impressive lyrics and melodic tunes.

Singing competitions battle for your ratings

With "The X-Factor," "The Voice" and "American Idol" on air, will viewers tire of the format?