| May 1, 2011
A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 3:28 PM
* * * X-Men: First Class
Directed by Matthew Vaughn. Written by Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz and Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn. With James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Kevin Bacon. (PG-13)
“Never forget — mutant...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 1:46 PM
Celine Danhier's documentary Blank City (now playing at Real Art Ways) got me seeking out the movies of the No Wave filmmakers of the late '70s-early '80s, starting with Amos Poe's Unmade Beds. Here's Deborah Harry and annoying Jean-Pierre Leaud stand-...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 10:34 PM
Damian “Pink Eyes” Abraham, the roly-poly singer in Toronto’s F--- Up (a shorthand version of the band’s explicit name), spends a lot of his time at the band’s concerts in the audience, doing everything from climbing on...
| May 6, 2011
| 12:40 AM
I never thought I’d say I wished a film was done by Jim Jarmusch. He’s a good filmmaker that is often overrated by critics.
Peruvian brothers Daniel and Diego Vega made this movie, which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and...
| May 19, 2007
THE PORTRAIT photographer Marion Ettlinger once told me that the worst thing to ever happen to her art form was the demise of smoking. A cigarette, after all, not only gives a subject something to do with his hands, it seems to provide an uncanny cure for...
| Apr 28, 2009
Please note! All dates subject to change without notice. "Limited" means limited release on that date.
Battle for Terra 3D (Roadside Attractions) This animated war movie is an ecological allegory about humans invading a peace-loving alien planet...
| Feb 6, 2009
By ROGER MOORE
Sentinel movie critic
Here's a look at films with scheduled 2009 release dates -- all dates are subject to change without notice.
Coraline (Focus) The latest animation from Henry Selick (Nightmare Before Christmas) concerns a...
| Jan 28, 2009
When Gregory Nava's "El Norte" opened in U.S. theaters 25 years ago, immigration was less of a political hot-button issue than it is today.
Back then, the mass exodus of refugees from Central American countries such as El Salvador and Guatemala was...
| May 2, 2008
Peer pressure is tough, especially when it's pervasive, grown-up and institutionalized. In samurai movies, as in westerns, the warrior is often faced with a choice between individual morality and fealty to the tribe. Individual morality tends to prevail...
| Jun 19, 2008
PHOENIX -- The sprawling, brawling concert Tom Waits gave here Tuesday, opening his Glitter and Doom tour with two nights at the city's grand old Orpheum, found its central image, unsurprisingly, in a hat. This wasn't just any of the countless porkpies...
| Jun 1, 2009
| 11:06 AM
Jim Jarmusch has never been a filmmaker in a hurry. His films that work -- from Night on Earth to Broken Flowers -- have a droll, meditative vibe and pace. He often pieces together an episodic story that allows movie stars to show up in tiny, single-scene...