Film Critic, Newsday
Film Critic for Newsday.
washingtonpost.com — Leonard Downie Jr. is a vice president at large of The Washington Post, where he served as executive editor from 1991 to 2008. He is the Weil family professor of journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and a board member of the nonprofit Investigative Reporters and Editors.
newsday.com — Review: "The English Teacher" Plot: An unmarried 40-something teacher in small-town Pennsylvania steps out of her comfort zone to help a former star pupil stage his play before giving up his writing career. Rated R (language and some sexual content) Bottom line: Doesn't quite make the grade.
newsday.com — Review: 'Fast and Furious 6' Plot: America's favorite car thieves join forces to take down an international criminal. Rated PG-13 (violence, language, skimpy outfits) Bottom line: A comedown from the high of "Fast Five," but the physics-be-damned stuntwork and girl-on-girl beatdowns keep this series the guiltiest of pleasures.
britpopnews.com — Suede's special Mercury Prize session was broadcast on UK's Channel 4 on Wednesday. Their performances included three songs, two from their latest album, Bloodsports. 'Barriers' and 'It Starts And Ends With You' kept the crowd energized, but the real treat was their classic 'Animal Nitrate.'
timeout.com — Alexander Payne is the compassionate, thinking face of American comedy. With films like 'Sideways' and 'The Descendants', he tells laidback tales of people facing...
wnyc.org — Cicadas are starting to emerge on Staten Island's south shore. "I'm personally elated," said Claire Aniela Arthurs, manager of education at the Staten Island Museum. "I'm wearing my cicada necklace, and my husband is picking me up to take me to go look at cicadas for our afternoon date...so I'm thrilled."
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