| May 6, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Hot on the heels of Showtime's announcement that "The Borgias" will return for a 10-episode Season 3 next year comes one of the best episodes of the much improved second season, titled "The Choice" and airing at 9 p.m. May 6.
Francois Arnaud, who plays...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 9:37 AM
"It's like 'The Borgias' meets 'Game of Thrones' meets 'Dawson's Creek.'" That's how Francois Arnaud, who plays Cesare Borgia in Showtime's "The Borgias," described the Season 2 finale airing at 9 p.m. June 17.
Arnaud laughed as he said it, but he isn'...
| Sep 6, 2012
*** (out of four)
It’s been years, maybe around the time of “Wedding Crashers,” since the once-charismatic "PECLB0000005706">Bradley Cooper (“The Hangover”) truly held the screen rather than merely existing on it as...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:24 PM
"ENMV0002364">"The Words" is, as its name suggests, a wordy melodrama about a young writer, Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper), who finishes his first novel, three years in the making — which is promptly rejected. Then he...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 11:35 PM
When "PECLB0000005706">Bradley Cooper was starring in Limitless, I thought I’d hate it based on the premise. He was a writer suffering from writer’s block. He comes across a drug dealer that gives him a pill that makes him smart. This...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:01 PM
The TV ads for “The Words” suggest a thriller, which it is definitely not. In ways, that's a relief, since the summer releases included enough thrillers to hold me until the cows come home. Still, beware: This debut feature from writing/...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Showtime's "The Borgias" ended its second season Sunday with a couple of confessions, a poisoning and one sadly missed opportunity, says series star Francois Arnaud.
"I think that the sad thing about that ending is that Rodrigo was about to tell Cesare...
| Dec 4, 2011
The bride was beautiful. The groom was a handsome prince. Two billion people around the world watched the wedding ceremony performed in April in Westminster Abbey.
I was one of them. Even though my London flat is around the corner from the abbey, my...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Writer-director Jeff Nicols' apocalyptic drama "Take Shelter" and the black-and-white silent film "The Artist" emerged as top contenders for Film Independent's 2012 Spirit Awards Tuesday morning, earning five nominations each. Both films were nominated in...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Sundance Film Festival is perhaps best known for its narrative and dramatic competitions, but the real business in Park City, Utah, is done around the Sundance Film Festival premieres — and none of the features announced Monday has a distribution...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 4:36 PM
A category full of questions: Will voters reward the relevance of “Margin Call”? How about a nomination here for Brad Pitt’s best acting work of the year? Has resistance to motion-capture performances started to crumble? Will anyone...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 4:40 AM
“Paranormal Activity 3″ is, by any measure, more of the same — more “found video,” more frights at surveillance footage that reveals ghostly goings on surrounding a couple of S. Cal. sisters. It's a prequel, and it'll make...