RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Alan Arkin

A collection of news and information related to Alan Arkin published by this site and its partners.

Top Alan Arkin Articles

Displaying items 37-48
  • In 'Argo,' Ben Affleck trades Boston crime for Tehran troubles

    It's no secret that Massachusetts native Ben Affleck loves Boston. After all, "Good Will Hunting" — the film that put him and Matt Damon on the Hollywood map — was set there, as were his first two directorial efforts, "Gone Baby Gone" and "The...
  • 'Argo' review: Deserves Oscar nominations, not wins

    'Argo' review: Deserves Oscar nominations, not wins
    *** (out of four) It’s not easy to make a reality-based, political, action-comedy that stretches from Tinseltown to Tehran and covers everything from Hollywood satire to public hangings. In his first directorial effort not set in Boston, Ben...
  • Ben Affleck's mission accomplished in 'Argo' ★★★ 1/2

    Ben Affleck's mission accomplished in 'Argo' ★★★ 1/2
    The propulsive hostage thriller "Argo," the third feature directed by Ben Affleck, just plain works. It's heartening to encounter a film, based on fact but happy to include all sorts of exciting fictions to amp up the suspense, whose entertainment...
  • "Argo" y "Taken 2"

    "Argo" y "Taken 2"
    Argo * * * Ben Affleck carga fama de ser un actor que trabaja en películas malas, pero lo cierto es que el artista posee gran talento como actor y como director. La prueba contundente es Argo, drama político dirigido y protagonizado por Affleck que...
  • Argo

    Argo
    This is one of the best movies of the year, but it’s also a flawed film. There comes a point where all the cutesy stuff they do, and the “Arrr, go f*** yourself!” joke gets tired. That being said…I was on the edge of my seat the...
  • Star-studded opening night at Chicago film festival

    Star-studded opening night at Chicago film festival
    The 48th annual Chicago International Film Festival is underway.  175 films from 50 countries will be shown between now and October 25th.  On Thursday night, it all kicked off with a star-studded opening night at the Harris Theater. Celebrities like...
  • The story of the Oscars

    The story of the Oscars
    While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...
  • Reel Critics: 'Argo' holds audience hostage

    Reel Critics: 'Argo' holds audience hostage
    It's a mark of great film-making when the retelling of history, with a known outcome, seizes us with suspense. Such is the case with "Argo," which had my heart racing within the first five minutes thanks to Ben Affleck's smart direction. It opens with...
  • Stars shine at film fest

    Stars shine at film fest
    For the 48th Chicago International Film Festival's opening night Oct. 11, attendees were treated to a star-filled red carpet at the Harris Theater that included Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Jon Bon Jovi. Academy Award-winning producer Tom...
  • Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?

    Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?
    A modest proposal: Movies exploring some aspect of American history, such as “Argo,” “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” should leave off the “based on a true story” or “inspired by true events”...
  • Believing in magic at 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' premiere

    Believing in magic at 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' premiere
    Jim Carrey walked the red carpet at "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" premiere Monday night wearing shiny silver boots, gold Elvis-style sunglasses and a white jacket. Hordes of screaming fans along Hollywood Boulevard in front of TCL Chinese Theater made...
  • Review: 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone's' title oversells movie

    Review: 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone's' title oversells movie
    What is it with Hollywood and hyperbole these days? Last week saw "Oz the Great and Powerful" and now we have "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone." Calling it "The Mildly Diverting Burt Wonderstone" would have been more accurate, but how many tickets is that...