10 Best List: Favorite Films of 2012
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic No critic can see everything, but choosing my favorite of the more than 100 movies I reviewed this year was easy. Nothing came close to director/co-writer Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom,” a charmingly offbeat tale about two young  [...]
‘Les Mis’ Musical Is a Must Miss
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic “Les Misérables” is the kind of bloated, cornball and sappy spectacle that makes people say they hate movie musicals. Most of the melodies (by Claude-Michel Shönberg) are unmemorable, most of the lyrics (by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Nat [...]
Ewan McGregor Faces ‘The Impossible’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Ewan McGregor is the father of four children, ranging in age from 2 to 16, but surprisingly the Scottish actor has played a parent onscreen only once or twice. In “The Impossible,” he gets a chance to play a father who puts his love and dedication to  [...]