Cheryl Cole

the x factor
  • TV

Review: ‘The X Factor’


Critically speaking, the differences between "The X Factor" -- Simon Cowell's go-it-alone talent showcase -- and "American Idol" are minor, but nevertheless significant. If anything, a preview…

  • Film

Review: ‘Islander’


A powerfully atmospheric sense of place engulfs "Islander," helmer Ian McCrudden's intimate drama about the sacrifices made and life lessons learned by the residents of an offshore fishing community…