| Jan 26, 2011
In writer-director Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller "Inception," Leonardo DiCaprio portrays a dream-time cat burglar who smuggles ideas in and out of people's minds. But on Tuesday, many Oscar prognosticators felt that "Inception" itself had gotten...
| Feb 27, 2011
"True Grit," "The Fighter," "Black Swan" and "The King's Speech" are a few of the many head-spinning, stomach-turning, heart-wrenching movies that impacted audiences locally and across the globe. On Feb. 27, the most worthy of films from 2010 will be...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 5:20 PM
"Hooray for Holly."
Come on, everybody, "Hooray for Hollywood, that screwy bally-hooey Hollywood, where any office boy or young mechanic, can be a panic."
No, wait, stop, please. That was awful.
We try that every year and it never gets any better....
| Jul 18, 2011
| 12:44 PM
FX has picked up the thriller "American Horror Story," and if the cast and creative team behind the drama is any indication, the network has another hit in the works.
"Glee" co-creators/executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, who worked on...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
Are penises and clitoral stimulation really part of God’s plan? Should women avoid preaching so as not to seem like they’re teaching men? Corinne (Vera Farmiga) considers these and other questions as her commitment to...
| Oct 24, 2011
When she returned to school at NYU over the summer, nothing was different for “Martha Marcy May Marlene” star Elizabeth Olsen. Well, one thing was different.
“There was one time when I had to miss class because I had to go to a...
| Oct 27, 2011
***1/2 (out of four)
Talk about two very different lives. Now Martha’s (Elizabeth Olsen) at a cozy Connecticut lake house with her sister Lucy (Sarah Paulson) and brother-in-law Ted (Hugh Dancy) with no responsibility and a tendency toward anti-...
| Apr 29, 2011
In Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner hears a voice that says “If you build it, they will come.”
He then ruins his cornfield crops to build a baseball field. This doesn’t make his wife happy, or the bank. They were on the verge of taking...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 1:10 PM
The Short Short Story Film Festival
Nov. 5-6. Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum, 600 Main St., Hartford. (860) 278-2670, thewadsworth.org.
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Opens Nov. 4. Palace/Cinema City, Hartford; Criterion, New Haven; Bethel Cinemas; Fairfield...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
A woman (Gwyneth Paltrow) lies dead on an examination table. Her head has been opened up to reveal not congealed self-satisfaction and vegan muffins (like in Paltrow’s actual head) but evidence that a new disease has done some...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 7:34 AM
Steven Soderbergh se ha destacado por nadar con igual eficacia en las turbias aguas del cine comercial (Ocean Eleven, Erin Brockovich) y en las mansas corrientes del cine Indie (Sex, Lies and Videotape, Che), pero cuando intenta...