Historic Lives Onscreen

Historic Lives Onscreen Fall Arts Preview

Historic Lives Onscreen

Historic Lives Onscreen Fall Arts Preview

‘Calvary’ Asks Us to Walk Alongside a Good Man

'Calvary' Asks Us to Walk Alongside a Good Man

‘Calvary’ Asks Us to Walk Alongside a Good Man

'Calvary' Asks Us to Walk Alongside a Good Man

Casting Off For Parts Unknown in ‘Land Ho!’

Casting Off For Parts Unknown in ‘Land Ho!’

Casting Off For Parts Unknown in ‘Land Ho!’

Casting Off For Parts Unknown in ‘Land Ho!’

2014 Western & Southern Open: Final Scouting Report

2014 Western & Southern Open: Final Scouting Report

The previous installment of coverage trumpeted a review of the old with reserved praise for something new. Well, let’s just say that the old continues to make news and keep the new, soundly at bay.

(2) Roger Federer dispatched Vasek Pospisil and Saturday night made relatively quick work of the other Canadian leader of the new brigade, (5) Milos Raonic. I was riding high on my hopes of Raonic…

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2014 Western & Southern Open: Something Old, Something New

2014 Western & Southern Open: Something Old, Something New

Match Highlights:

Vasek Pospisil (photo by Brian Taylor)

Vasek Pospisil (photo: Brian Taylor)

Vasek Pospisil is for real. The Canadian’s aggressive return game and disciplined construction of points placed him squarely in five-time W&S Open champion Roger Federer’s path. And for the first two sets of their match on Wednesday afternoon, Pospisil appeared ready to seize the day away from the veteran. The rising star – along with…

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Director Michael Dowse Embraces Affairs of the Heart

Director Michael Dowse Embraces Affairs of the Heart (Review of What If)

Director Michael Dowse Embraces Affairs of the Heart

Director Michael Dowse Embraces Affairs of the Heart (Review of What If)

Faking the Funk: ‘Let’s Be Cops’

Faking the Funk: ‘Let’s Be Cops’

Often circumstance alters critical perspective. I find myself acknowledging the obvious; I do not live in a void where I am free to navel gaze myopically. So please accept this critical mash-up for what it aspires to be.

Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson in 'Let's Be Cops'

Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson in ‘Let’s Be Cops’

Let’s Be Copsfeatures two performers – Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. with a history together. We’ve seen them on the hit…

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2014 Western & Southern Open: Playing to Win

2014 Western & Southern Open: Playing to Win

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Each year, I seek to craft a narrative for the tournament, one that documents match play, but also opens up a scouting window for the US Open. The first couple of days here in Cincinnati could be seen as routine – with the reliable workmanship of the established journeymen setting the stage for clashes with the top ten titans in the field who have enjoyed either first round byes or matches…

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Dispelling the ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

Dispelling the ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

Dispelling the ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

Dispelling the ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

2014 Western & Southern Open - Day One teaser

2014 Western & Southern Open – Day One teaser

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The first full day of the main draw offers a schedule and an event filled with wonders and curiosities. How will young Canadian Milos Raonic, who won the all-Canadian final in DC and reached the Quarters in Toronto, handle his ascent to the upper ranks this year? And what of the newly crowded Rogers Cup champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, powerfully fit and seemingly more level-headed and ready to…

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