| Dec 6, 2011
It has its heart in the right place. It has a great cast. It will get nominated for lots of awards.
It’s an entertaining film, but very flawed.
It’s the story of black maids in Mississippi in the ‘60s, working for rich white families...
| Aug 5, 2011
If hack screenwriters are going to give us aliens coming to Earth and being amazed by all our wacky ways…or they’re going to give us yet another body switching comedy…they better be funny.
The alien movie Paul earlier this year was...
| 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,...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 11:08 AM
They were still tacking down the hall carpet when the doors opened on this evening for the first performance at The Second City. It all seemed so new and so tentative, even when the audience started applauding the fresh, smart comedy of the cabaret. As...
| May 17, 2008
ere it not for the fact that Mark Sarvas' "Harry, Revised" is being promoted as a debut novel by the author of a highly regarded literary blog (The Elegant Variation), the uninformed reader of this work might be forgiven for assuming he had stumbled...
| Jun 23, 2008
Would you believe . . . $39.2 million?
The old espionage spoof trick worked to push Steve Carell's "Get Smart," the big screen update of the 1960s spy sitcom, to the top of the box office over the weekend.
Although reviews were mixed, the Warner Bros....
| Dec 6, 2009
It was born of University of Chicago nerds at the end of McCarthyism, back when cutting-edge comedy meant jokes about your mother-in-law. It fed on the slow Chicago burn of 1960s counterculture, even though the demons of drugs and alcohol took down more...
| May 15, 2008
The Jets and the Sharks are getting ready to rumble again, in a new 70-millimeter print of the 1961 Oscar-winning musical "West Side Story," right with Richard Beymer and Natalie Wood, on Friday. The occasion? The UCLA Film & Television Archive's "An...
| Jun 1, 2008
Here's a sampling of our panel's opinions on some of the films that opened recently:
' Tropic Thunder' 2 1/2 stars (fair-good)
Momgreenbem: This movie was terrible. I don't know how it ever got three stars. I do not know how anyone as talented as Ben...
| Jan 3, 2008
Uncertainty is in the air as the race of all races heats up to the boiling point.
Candidates are not leaving anything to chance, some still running frantically from one public forum to another, trying to reach voters with that personal touch, even as the...
| Jan 28, 2008
Joel and Ethan Coen just made Academy Award history with their tandem nomination for best director for "No Country for Old Men." The siblings are the first brother directing team to be nominated in that category. And if they win, they will become the...
| Feb 11, 2008
The sweeping World War II romance "Atonement" won Britain's top film honors on Sunday.
The movie, which won the Golden Globe for best dramatic film and is nominated for seven Oscars, went into the ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall vying for 14...