| Nov 18, 2011
| 12:47 PM
Lars von Trier has long rivaled Hamlet as the most melancholy of melancholy Danes. With “Melancholia,” his new film, he makes it official.
Fifteen years ago, Von Trier had his first real American success with “Breaking the Waves,”...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:08 AM
Joseph Gordon-Levitt builds on his successes in "(500) Days of Summer" and "Inception" via his intriguing teamwork with Seth Rogen in this comedy-drama, which writer Will Reiser based on his own bout with cancer.
Gordon-Levitt plays a patient whose...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 10:43 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Bryce Dallas Howard and her husband, Seth Gabel, welcomed their second child on Thursday, with the baby girl's grandfather, filmmaker Ron Howard, announcing the happy news on Twitter.
"Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel Born Jan...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 9:49 PM
It was hard to pick a list of 10 best movies in 2010, as it was a really bad year. It was a lot easier this year and I liked so many movies, I thought I’d cheat a little. It’s 2011, why not pick the Top 11 of 2011?
I put a few foreign films...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four)
Virtually every white person in 1963 Jackson, Miss. is a racist, except for Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan (Emma Stone), who decides to write a book based on the stories of African-American women who raise kids (and cook and...
| Aug 11, 2011
* * * 1/2 The Help
Written and directed by Tate Taylor, based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett. With Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. (PG-13)
In this August without "Mad Men," at least we have the benighted Kennedy-era housewives of The Help...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 5:39 PM
Whoever heard of June Gloom in August? Most of the television weather people were chattering last week about the cloudy mornings, calling the weather some kind of phenomenon.
Of course by the time you read this column, the clouds will be gone and it will...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 10:59 AM
"50/50" couldn't have a better title.
It's the tale of two movies. The first half is inexplicably awkward, strangely timed, and not nearly as funny as it tries to be.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character Adam is told he has cancer by the worst mannered...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 8:14 PM
A comedy about cancer isn't easy, but writer Will Reiser and co-star/co-producer Seth Rogen draw from personal experience to give "50/50" that rare blend of raw humor and emotion without artifice.
There are no wrong notes in this movie.
| Dec 6, 2011
It has its heart in the right place. It has a great cast. It will get nominated for lots of awards.
It’s an entertaining film, but very flawed.
It’s the story of black maids in Mississippi in the ‘60s, working for rich white families...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 9:59 AM
Surely one of 2011's movie "sleepers," given the box-office endurance it displayed from late summer into early fall, this engrossing adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's best seller finds a would-be author (Emma Stone) interviewing Southern housekeepers about...
| May 26, 2011
| 5:00 PM