The best news about the film adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama, "August: Osage County," occurs very early. The opening monologue has been trimmed to a mere sliver. Indeed, 40 minutes have been sliced out of the play; the cuts are hardly detectable -- and that's good.
Capturing the rise and fall and rise of Apple’s co-founder and sometime CEO Steve Jobs, director Joshua Michael Stern’s film “Jobs” uses deadpan humor, sharp dramatization, an energetically moving camera and fine-tuned editing to craft a multifaceted portrait. Avoiding the usual hagiography, this biopic foregrounds terrific acting while hitting the familiar highs points of the iconic company’s history.