| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Hammer films launched in 1934 and in the ‘50s, after success with Dracula and Frankenstein films, they went that direction in the ‘60s and ‘70s with lots of gothic horror films.
They first came to my attention when they released the...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 7:51 PM
"Chronicle"is a very nifty first effort from director Josh Trank and screenwriter Max Landis.
Max is the son of legendary John Landis of "Animal House," "Trading Places" and "Twilight Zone" fame. This new film blends several movie genres in thoughtful...
| Jan 26, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
In 19th century Ireland, when people apparently can’t tell the difference between a man and a woman, Albert Nobbs (co-writer Glenn Close) works as a waiter in an upscale hotel where no one knows that he’s actually a woman....
| Feb 19, 2012
| 8:50 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences paid homage this year to the early days of cinema by bestowing the lion's share of Oscar nominations on two films that are valentines to the early days of cinema. "Hugo," Martin Scorsese's heartfelt love...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Glenn Close invested heavily in bringing a stage play in which she once starred to the screen, also contributing to the script, and the result was her latest Oscar nomination.
She's typically superb as an individual keeping a big secret while working...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 11:42 AM
If his enduring Harry Potter image makes Daniel Radcliffe seem young to play a widower, that's the role he has in this thriller - based on the Susan Hill novel - that succeeds in generating an eerie aura.
His character also is a lawyer sent to a...