| Nov 8, 2011
| 4:39 PM
As awards season gets underway, there's much talk surrounding “The Descendants,” the new one from Alexander “Sideways” Payne, and Spielberg's “War Horse,” along with the lingering noise being made for “Moneyball....
| Jan 4, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close) brings the heavy-drinking house doctor, played by Brendan Gleeson, his morning “eye-opener.” The two “men” share a private moment -- could Albert be considering taking a wife?...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Who will be beaming from the Golden Globes stage on Sunday and who will be pretending to smile while being insulted by Ricky Gervais? We predict the movie categories today and return tomorrow with a look at the Globes' television slate....
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:40 PM
One of international cinema’s most acclaimed actors, Max von Sydow, best known for his iconic work for director Ingmar Bergman, visits the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre on Monday evening....
| Nov 16, 2010
| 4:36 PM
There are no eye-rolling pauses to stare at this new magical prop or that extra-special special effect. No time for time-killing Quidditch matches. âHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1â is a film of actors in close-up. The lead players h...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 11:50 PM
Last year when I wasn’t a party of the San Diego Film Critics Society, I cringed when I saw how many awards they gave to 44 Inch Chest, a movie with a great cast, but lame screenplay.
This year as part of the group, I enjoyed the fun as we sent...
| Dec 15, 2011
Allow me to begin my take on this morning's Golden Globe nominations with a sigh of relief: the extremely shallow, incredibly exploitative assumed Oscar contender "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," one of the worst movies of the year, received zero...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 3:42 AM
LOS ANGELES -- George Clooney and Meryl Streep appear to be main contenders in the 2012 Hollywood award season after Sunday night's Golden Globes. But the winners of the best film drama actor honors face competition from a silent film star and an...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Sorry, I tried my best to not doze off during the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards. There were a few interesting moments (Seth Rogen concealing his erection, the clever acceptance speech from the folks at Modern Family, every Elton John...
| Jan 25, 2012
Actress Janet McTeer stopped by to talk about her Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "Albert Nobbs" and her upcoming movie "The Woman in Black."
In "Albert Nobbs," award-winning actress Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) plays a woman...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:42 AM
I tried thinking of clever puns like “Close, but no cigar.” The problem with that one is the movie wasn’t even close. It was so far from close to being remotely interesting. At the screening I attended with 20 other critics, I had...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
Look up “Taking the piss” in an urban dictionary and you’ll probably see a picture of Sergeant Boyle (Brendan Gleeson), a cop who’s neither by the book nor full-on corrupt. He’s also a pain in the butt to...