| Dec 13, 2012
I told myself I wouldn’t get worked up over the Golden Globe nominations this morning, but here we go again.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association—an anonymous group of freelancers much, much smaller than the Academy—really booted...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 12:32 AM
Steven Spielberg’s historical drama “Lincoln” was nominated for a leading seven Golden Globe Awards, including Best Drama, yesterday morning. Quentin Tarantino’s blood-soaked, 19th century-set revenge picture “Django...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 9:54 AM
Well, it'll be a while before we get to see the film that was voted best picture of 2012 by the New York Film Critics Circle on Monday: Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," which deals with the hunt for O. bin Laden.
It doesn't open in wide circulation...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:03 PM
It's getting cold out there, and what better way to keep warm than by cozying up for a flick at your local cinema?
This season, there is no shortage of quality films to watch, whether you're looking for something escapist, such as Peter Jackson's...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 11:15 PM
I can just see the clichés the critics will be writing about this.
“It’s not the typical rom com.”
“The perfect date movie!”
Oh, puh-lease! This is an okay movie. I think you’ll either love or hate. I was lukewarm...
| Oct 8, 2012
Years after Ben Affleck directed critical and commercial successes “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town,” many stories still peg the director/actor’s latest effort “Argo” as a comeback.
“That narrative has been...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 12:41 PM
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...
| Oct 11, 2012
*** (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...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 5:57 AM
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...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 6:17 PM
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...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:29 AM
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...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 5:31 AM
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...