| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:08 AM
John Cusack didn't come to Baltimore when preparing to play Edgar Allan Poe in "The Raven."
In fact, he says he's never been here.
But when asked whether this city, Boston, Philadelphia, New York or Richmond has dibs on the author's reputation, Cusack,...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:20 AM
AND SO IT GOES 1 1/2 stars. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton team for the first time in a wincingly sappy three-quarter-life rom-com about a Scrooge-like widower and a wifty lounge-singing widow and the unexpected appearance of a cute-as-a-button...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 8:04 AM
As the eye-popping blockbusters of summer gradually give way to the prestige pictures and awards-season hopefuls of fall and winter, there comes an annual fallow period at the multiplex. Last week saw only two new movies in wide release ("As Above, So...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 12:20 PM
"It was the maddest thing I'd ever read," Michael Fassbender says of the screenplay for "Frank, in which an aloof, avant-garde rock singer spends his entire waking life (perhaps his sleeping life, too) encased in a big, cartoonish, papier-mche head.
| Aug 24, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Titles from this year’s Sundance Film Festival found their audiences this weekend, whether in theaters or on VOD.
“Love Is Strange” opened on five screens to an estimated gross of $126,550, for a strong per-screen average of $25,310....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Odd, offbeat, somehow endearing, the bleakly comic "Frank" has its own kind of charm as well as some pointed, poignant things to say about the mysterious nature of creativity, where it comes from and where it might all go.
With the ability to be true to...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:40 AM
Scene: a confessional, somewhere in Ireland. The camera stays on Father James while an unseen male, the victim of clergy abuse long ago, speaks in seething tones about having "tasted semen" at a terrifyingly young age. Well, says the momentarily stunned...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 11:49 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Melissa Leo, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Adam Sandler, John Travolta and...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:59 PM
"The Hundred Foot Journey" is a kissing cousin to "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." It's a very pleasant trip taken by good people with good karma in search of good food.
Helen Mirren is outstanding as Madame Mallory, the meticulous proprietor of an...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 10:00 AM
His characters have flung swords, absolved sins and robbed homes in the pitch of night. They have been bearded and shaven, light on their feet, weighted with doubt. They have yearned for and granted wisdom and have traded on a smile that has the pull of a...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:35 AM
LET'S BE COPS (R): Two losers dress up as cops for a costume party and decide to keep pretending when they become neighborhood heroes. Presumably hilarity ensues, athough this film won't be screened for critics so there's potential for a real...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Christians can immediately identify the title “Calvary” as designating the site of Jesus’ crucifixion. Non-Christians are likelier to misread it and have thoughts of bugles and soldiers on horseback and John Ford films. Banish those...