| Jun 9, 2012
| 6:35 PM
Just how many subplots swirled about in tonight's season premiere? I think I lost count at 32.
While it's always good to meet new characters (like Vampire Authority rep Nora, who gives off a distinct Rachel Weisz vibe) and see others get extended time...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Think Dick Cheney's thoughts on torture are extreme? Meet the Authority.
Meet them and be afraid. Very afraid. Because underneath the sheen of gentility, bureaucratic formalities and a really sweet reception area, the Authority is pretty vicious. ...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 7:09 PM
Ever wonder what a fairy burlesque club looks like?
It's sort-of like Moulin Rouge. But with more men in top hats and twinkly noises. And revelations about what happened to Sookie's parents.
Yup, we're back in fairyland, but it's not quite the...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 7:47 PM
Leave it to Russell Edgington to liven things up.
Captured by Eric and Bill (finally) at the Asylum of High School Student Horror House and brought back to the Authority, Russell seemed done for. He's outfitted with one of those helpful iStakes...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Like a take-it-outside scrape between two once-friendly drunks, the sibling rivalry comedy "Awful Nice" has a kind of bro-logic fascination embedded in its rambunctious male humor. How does a bonding moment turn sour? When is an insult a compliment too?...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Silicon Valley-based Cinequest draws more than 100,000 people and throws a spotlight -- appropriately, given its location -- on the crossroads of new film technology and new films themselves. This year marks the 24th year for the fest, one that...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
To say that Gregg Araki's bigscreen version of "White Bird in a Blizzard" isn't quite what one imagined when reading the Laura Kasischke novel is like complaining that Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" doesn't capture the models who posed for it. With...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Those merry pranksters David Wain and Michael Showalter aim to do for the factory-made Hollywood romantic comedy what their "Wet Hot American Summer" did for the summer-camp movie in "They Came Together," a lively comic jamboree that's sometimes smarter...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:00 AM
NEW YORK — Late one evening in June, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are outlining an episode for their Comedy Central series, "Broad City," when their conversation turns to Superman — specifically, which incarnation of the Man of Steel is...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 8:00 AM
There's an old Rudyard Kipling quote about Chicago I haven't heard for a while that shows up in the new NBC drama "Chicago PD," a show that looks to portray police work the old school way: tough, dirty and not without personal costs. Will you see...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Movie previews: A listing in the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:30 PM
An unusually strong international flavor pervades the Sundance Film Festival's Premieres slate, with new pictures from British helmer Michael Winterbottom, Irish directors Lenny Abrahamson and John Michael McDonagh, Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn, Welsh-...