Story | Jul 20, 2014 | 2:40 PM
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Story | Aug 9, 2014 | 6:30 AMThe slapstick assassin at the center of "A Hitman's Solitude Before the Shot" isn't the only one whose aim is off. German helmer Florian Mischa Boder clearly wants this silly-minded misfire, about a contract killer so out of practice he botches his first big assignment, to play like a cross between a classic Blake Edwards farce and the recent "OSS 117" spy-movie spoofs (with a soupcon of Ronald Neame's "Hopscotch" thrown in), but leading man Benno Furmann lacks either the charisma or comic timing to pull it off. It's an opportunity missed in an overplayed genre, limiting this Locarno Piazza Grande selection to mostly local play.
Story | Jul 20, 2014 | 2:30 AM
Amiable actor James Garner, whose moderately successful film career was eclipsed by two extraordinarily popular television series, "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files," has died, according to reports. He was 86. Like many popular leading men of Hollywood'...
Story | Apr 7, 2014 | 8:30 PM
From 1937 to 1946, Mickey Rooney played clean-cut, wide-eyed Midwestern teenager Andy Hardy 15 times in a series of films that proved instrumental (along with his Judy Garland musicals) in making him one of the most popular movie stars of his era. They...
Story | Apr 7, 2014 | 7:30 AM