| Mar 1, 2009
20th Century Fox, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99
Baz Luhrmann's epic "Australia" is at once a western, a war film, a Harlequin romance, a magical-realist fable and a tongue-clucking piece of social history, wrapped up in a decidedly Luhrmann-esque...
| Jan 7, 2009
If you're an actress, keep in mind that when it comes to getting nominated for an Oscar it doesn't hurt if your name is Kate.
Kate Hepburn managed to do it 12 times, winning a record four as leading actress, more than any other actor.
By age 32, Kate...
| Nov 12, 2008
Actors whose characters battle demons -- think Russell Crowe in "A Beautiful Mind" or Marion Cotillard in "La Vie en Rose" -- get to thrash around. Performers who are playing the larger-than-life -- picture Daniel Day-Lewis in " There Will Be Blood" or...
| Jun 10, 2009
| 1:22 PM
Only in the movies – or in novels by Sophie Kinsella, on which this comedy is based – could someone with spending-control issues land a job with a financial magazine.
That role falls to the engaging Isla Fisher ("Wedding Crashers"), whose bubbly, zany...
| Jan 22, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- The romantic fantasy "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" led Academy Awards contenders Thursday with 13 nominations, among them best picture and acting honors for Brad Pitt and Taraji P. Henson, and a directing slot for David Fincher.
| Sep 2, 2008
With the triple whammy of the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals, the awards season has kicked into high gear. Following it all is the Notes on a Season column, which returns on a regular basis to track the progress of the awards contenders to...
| Jul 2, 2008
Tell everyone about "Tell No One." Not just because this is a top-notch thriller so twisty you may forget to breathe, but because for a long time it looked like you wouldn't be able to tell anyone at all.
For even though "Tell No One" was a top performer...
| Jan 10, 2008
Jessica Biel has landed the female lead in the romantic comedy "Easy Virtue."
Based on the play by Noel Coward, "Easy Virtue" also stars Ben Barnes ("Stardust"), Kristin Scott Thomas ("The English Patient") and Colin Firth ("Pride & Prejudice")....
| Feb 29, 2008
Early in "The Other Boleyn Girl," Katherine of Aragon (Ana Torrent), wife of Henry VIII, asks young Mary Boleyn ( Scarlett Johansson) why she has come to court. What does Mary bring, the queen inquires, besides her obvious youth and beauty?
| Mar 21, 2008
Times film critics on a few of Anthony Minghella's most memorable movies:
"The English Patient"
(Nov. 15, 1996)
"Love in the extremes of wartime. Love in a dangerous, unstable universe where questions of nationality and betrayal predominate. Love that...
| Jun 12, 2009
The director of the bubbly Priscilla, Queen of the Desert tackles the bubbly playwright Noel Coward for Easy Virtue, a loose but spirited adaptation of Coward's scandalous Jazz Age romp. All that bubbling means that some of the froth floats off this...
| Dec 11, 2008
| 4:30 PM
Da boys did good at da Globes... The Golden Globes - Hollywood's silliest awards - seemed to me kind of un-silly in the TV categories, but a coupla exceptions. Check 'em out below... Observations? The obvious ones. "30 Rock"......