| Dec 15, 2011
*** (out of four)
Here’s a list of things less complicated than the brain.
End of list.
In “A Dangerous Method,” psychoanalysis develops from the pursuits of psychiatrist Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:46 AM
Two of the most legendary names in psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, are at the heart of this drama. Respectively played by Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender, they collide over the treatment of a beguiling, baffling patient (Keira...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Forget what you learned in French class about when to call a woman 'Madame' or 'Mademoiselle' - if you haven’t already forgotten every lesson from high school French.
The French government banned the title of 'Mademoiselle'- at least on official...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:36 PM
The "Mission Impossible" films magnify their spectacular stunts and special effects with each new episode. The latest frenzied installment is no exception. If gut-wrenching exploits and maximum vertigo are your cup of tea, you're in for a real treat...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 1:31 AM
One thing I could count on with a David Cronenberg movie is that it wouldn’t be boring. That has changed, with the release of this snooze fest.
It’s this new genre of historical fiction (Titanic, Inglourious Basterds, Midnight in Paris, etc)....
| Dec 29, 2011
| 5:25 AM
A Dangerous Method
The Avon Theatre, 272 Bedford St., Stamford, (203) 967-3660.
A Dangerous Method seems unusually tame for a film by David Cronenberg, famed for edgily artistic horror films. It's a period piece adapted rather unimaginatively by...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Editor's note: The Artist, the recipient of 10 Oscar nominations, opens Friday at the Capitol Theatre, 415 S. Main St. Showings are at 7:30 each night. Admission is $8. The film is rated PG-13 and runs 100 minutes. The odds are good that it will run two...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 1:19 PM
It may not seem the stuff of comedy, but the apocalypse really is at hand in this tale of people trying to take care of business before life as we know it ends. Steve Carell plays one such person, a man suddenly deserted by his wife, prompting him to...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival this morning announced some of their key selections for the Sept. 6-16 event. Here's a look at five trailers to get you in the mood for the fest.
"Argo": Ben Affleck is back behind the camera,...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:08 PM
Steven Spielberg is the premier film director of his generation. When he turns his creative spotlight on major historical events, he has no equal. In "Saving Private Ryan" and "Schindler's List," he brought forth the reality of World War II like no...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 1:08 PM
After Gerard Butler's latest film flops at the box office this weekend, the actor could be benched from Hollywood's A team.
Butler's cold streak at the multiplex is set to continue with "Playing for Keeps," a soccer-themed romantic comedy that may debut...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:10 PM
I'm 51 and Bilbo-free. Somehow "The Hobbit" has eluded me my entire reading life. What was I reading in junior high when I first noticed everyone else was reading it? "Big A: The Story of Lew Alcindor," maybe. Or William K. Everson's book on Laurel &...