| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Rehearsed in secret and only announced last week, within hours of initial verdicts being handed down in the Murdoch newspaper phone-hacking trial, "Great Britain," the National Theater's bold satire on illegal practices in the tabloid press and its...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Whether he was working in color or black and white, cinematographer Gordon Willis conceived the look of a film in gradations. In "The Godfather" trilogy, the Don was shrouded in the shadows of his underworld. In "All the President's Men," reporters...
| May 19, 2014
| 12:33 PM
The acclaimed cinematographer Gordon Willis, who died Sunday night at age 82, helped define the look of American cinema in the 1970s and '80s. Known as the Prince of Darkness for his bold use of shadows, Willis was a frequent collaborator of Francis...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:30 PM
With great risk often comes great reward. That's what the filmmakers behind such classics as "Citizen Kane," "The French Connection" and "The Godfather" -- three movies that challenged established modes of lighting, framing and perspective -- learned...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Rip Van Winkle of superheroes goes rogue in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," an impressively equal sequel to 2011's superb origin story "Captain America: The First Avenger" that trades the earlier film's apple-pie Americana for the uneasy mood...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:18 AM
[On Monday mornings, Movies Now will be looking at some aspect of the No. 1 movie over the weekend. This week: Robert Redford's homecoming in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."]
Robert Redford long ago transitioned from matinee idol to Hollywood...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The lines crease and arc, deeper they have grown, spooling out from lips, chin and eyes, which glimmer like blue flames in a vigil. The face is a map, a diary; a rough terrain once smooth, showing its courage in its frailties. It is still handsome —...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The future head of the National Endowment for the Arts will likely face many of the same funding challenges that have beset the organization for years, according to two former chairs of the federal arts organization.
In separate interviews, Dana Gioia...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:50 PM
"All Is Lost" begins in darkness. There is a voice, though. Weary, almost apologetic, our man speaks of struggle, of trying and failing against an unforgiving sea. But soon the words stop and other languages — sight, sound, silence — pick up...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Robert Redford was going down with the ship.
Yes, the character he plays in writer-director J.C. Chandor's "All Is Lost," which arrives in theaters Friday, is a lone traveler on the Indian Ocean whose sailboat is taking on water from a gash in its hull....
| Aug 30, 2013
| 7:30 AM
In "All the President's Men" — arguably the most exciting movie made about 20th century journalism — Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford track down leads in a busy newsroom, pore over White House records in an elegant library and meet with...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Multiplex moviegoers weren't the only ones paying attention to "American Hustle's" recent awards-season onslaught.
Over the weekend, the film grossed $690,000 from just six theaters, and David O. Russell's freewheeling con artist dramedy also screened...