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  • Movie Review: Jack Goes Boating

     
    Two broken souls meet and try to connect in Philip Seymour Hoffman's screen directing debut, “Jack Goes Boating.”  Hoffman, working from the Bob Glaudini play which he also starred in, conjures up a modern day “Marty” about...
  • Gotham Independent Film Award nominations

     
    The movie award season kicked off Monday morning — a full four months before the Academy Awards — when the nominees for the 20th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced. Film critic Elvis Mitchell, who will be the co-host of the...
  • Indie Spirit Awards nominations — 127 Hours, Winter’s Bone, and Greenberg? Last Exorcism?

     
    A few fun surprises in this morning's Indie Spirit Award nominations. “Greenberg,” Ben Stiller's terrific March turn as an out of sorts fellow who has a sort-of–affair with a lost and lonely young woman, was remembered. Stiller and Greta...
  • New HBO series “Luck” goes beyond the surface of horse racing

     
    To suggest that HBO's latest original series Luck is solely about horse racing would be similar to dismissing The Sopranos as a mob show or Boardwalk Empire as a booze epic. Sure, the backdrop involves horses and the track, but first and foremost Luck...
  • HBO renews “Luck” for 10-episode second season for 2013

     
    HBO found an immediate victory at the horse track with it’s new series Luck, which debuted this past Sunday logging a gross audience of 3.3 million viewers to date. The network renewed the series for a 10-episode second season slated to debut in...
  • Decoding 'Luck': Murder on the high seas

     
    As "Luck" fans have heard, there will be no second season of the best movie or TV show ever made about the world of horse racing. The show was cancelled this week after a third horse died on the set. For the first time since the series premiered, I went...
  • Decoding 'Luck': The earth quakes and Ace makes his move

     
    In this recap of HBO's "Luck," Turo Escalante's life gets some news, Joey Rathburn’s sad sack life is shaken up by an earthquake and Ace makes his move....
  • 'Luck': Angry David Milch brought baseball bat to edit bay?

     
    "Luck" costar Nick Nolte recounts a dispute between Michael Mann and David Milch....
  • Decoding 'Luck': Place your bets on the final race

     
    This final episode of "Luck" takes place on the day of the Western Derby, where Pint of Plain will face Southern California’s other great 3-year-old, Gettn’up Morning. Like a race card, "Luck" consists of nine episodes (although at most...
  • 'Jack Goes Boating'

    'Jack Goes Boating'
    Long regarded as a stage and screen mainstay for his acting, Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman ("Capote") turns film director for the first time with this adaptation of a play he also starred in. He and Amy Ryan ("Gone Baby Gone") portray people set up...
  • HBO hopes for a winner with 'Luck'

    After bringing the worlds of late 19th-century South Dakota gold miners and 21st-century Southern California surfers to HBO, David Milch follows up "Deadwood" and "John From Cincinnati" with a multilayered, multifaceted portrait of the world of...
  • HBO's 'Luck' trots at first, but gallops to finish

    HBO's 'Luck' trots at first, but gallops to finish
    In horse-racing terms, HBO's new drama "Luck" breaks poorly. If you don't know what the heck I'm talking about, get used to it. "Luck" (8 p.m. Jan. 29, HBO; 3 stars) is a sometimes confusing yet fascinating study of the colorful characters—the...