| Dec 23, 2011
| 1:31 AM
One thing I could count on with a David Cronenberg movie is that it wouldn’t be boring. That has changed, with the release of this snooze fest.
It’s this new genre of historical fiction (Titanic, Inglourious Basterds, Midnight in Paris, etc)....
| Dec 29, 2011
| 5:25 AM
A Dangerous Method
The Avon Theatre, 272 Bedford St., Stamford, (203) 967-3660.
A Dangerous Method seems unusually tame for a film by David Cronenberg, famed for edgily artistic horror films. It's a period piece adapted rather unimaginatively by...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:46 AM
Two of the most legendary names in psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, are at the heart of this drama. Respectively played by Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender, they collide over the treatment of a beguiling, baffling patient (Keira...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:02 PM
For a variety of cultural, financial and governmental reasons, Canadian filmmakers produce films that tend to be conventional — even bland. There are two great exceptions to this. The obvious one is David Cronenberg: Even those who hate “The...
| Aug 23, 2012
*** (out of four)
None of Robert Pattinson’s roles have fully lined up with his shifty absent-mindedness. In “Twilight,” he tries to make Edward mysterious and tortured, but comes off as vacant. In this year’s “Bel Ami,&...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 8:09 AM
Sleek and forbidding, David Cronenberg's adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel "Cosmopolis" presents the most whopping paradox in the cinema year 2012.
It is a picture, like any picture made by a true craftsman, that improves considerably on a second...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Robert Pattinson may still be better at selling tabloids than movie tickets.
The "Twilight" star's latest film, "Cosmopolis," opened in limited release this weekend and took in $72,327, according to an estimate from distributor Entertainment One Films....
| Mar 11, 2010
| 10:25 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Kim Raver was born in New York City today in 1969. This birthday gal currently stars as Dr. Teddy Altman on the series "Grey's Anatomy." She also appeared as Audrey Raines on "24" and Kim Zambrano on "Third Watch," as well as...
| Apr 14, 2009
Marilyn Chambers, the legendary adult movie queen who was the wholesome model on Ivory Snow detergent boxes in the early 1970s when she made her adult movie debut in the X-rated classic "Behind the Green Door," has died. She was 56.
Chambers was found...
| Apr 20, 2009
J.G. Ballard, one of the most inventive of the new wave of British science fiction writers to emerge in the 1960s who was best known for the autobiographical novel "Empire of the Sun," died Sunday, his agent said. He was 78.
He had been ill "for...
| Jul 6, 2009
Shi Pei Pu, a Chinese operatic soprano who along with his French lover was convicted of espionage and whose complicated affair inspired the Tony Award-winning Broadway play "M. Butterfly" and the movie of the same title, has died. He was 70.
| Mar 22, 2009
In "Impressionism," the new play by Michael Jacobs, art gallery owner Katharine Keenan (Joan Allen) playfully teases shy colleague Thomas Buckle about "a hideous sexual problem."
That figures. After all, Thomas is played by Jeremy Irons, who has never...