| Mar 16, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Michael Fassbender has been making a name for himself in the film acting world in recent years, and this intensely adult drama from director Steve McQueen is one of the reasons why.
Fassbender plays a womanizing New Yorker who is perfectly happy not to...
| Nov 28, 2011
After the year “Shame” star Michael Fassbender has had, the GQ Breakout Man for 2011 should be in a good mood.
Still, anyone who has seen Fassbender (“X-Men: First Class,” “Jane Eyre”) in British director Steve...
| Dec 1, 2011
Near the beginning of filmmaker Steve McQueen's granite-toned second feature, "Shame," we witness an urban predator in action. Brandon, a Manhattanite played by Michael Fassbender, eyes a stranger seated across from him on the subway. He stares. She...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 8:18 PM
Shame on Steve McQueen.
No, not that one. The writer/director that, along with actor Michael Fassbender, gave us the powerful Hungry a few years back.
He grabbed one of the best young actresses in the business – Carey Mulligan (An Education)...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 11:50 PM
Last year when I wasn’t a party of the San Diego Film Critics Society, I cringed when I saw how many awards they gave to 44 Inch Chest, a movie with a great cast, but lame screenplay.
This year as part of the group, I enjoyed the fun as we sent...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 8:31 AM
After the coffee. Before wishing I didn't have to wait until next year to see 'The Great Gatsby.'
The Skinny: Warner Bros. announced Monday that it was bumping the release of its "The Great Gatsby" adaptation from Christmas to summer 2013, and I'm...
| Aug 7, 2012
Good news: We won’t have to see Baz Luhrmann’s take on “The Great Gatsby” without the kind of elaborate 3-D effects and pop music soundtrack F. Scott Fitzgerald surely would have wanted.
Sure, Luhrmann’s (“Moulin...
| Mar 7, 2010
Sure, you could go out and see each and every one of the 10 Oscar nominees for best picture (up from five last year). But seriously, isn't that a tad extreme?
There's a faster, easier, less expensive way to protect yourself against tiresome outbursts ("...
| Nov 11, 2009
When British actress Carey Mulligan made her first trip to the Sundance Film Festival in January, she kept her hopes for her film "An Education" in check and looked at the journey as an adventure. But after the film was picked up -- in part because of...
| Jan 24, 2010
After watching the Golden Globes red carpet turn into a soggy glamour scramble, the organizers of the Screen Actors Guild Awards pitched a tent over their scarlet rug. The rain never came Saturday evening at the Shrine Auditorium, but the covering still...
| Dec 17, 2009
The films "Inglourious Basterds," "Up in the Air" and "Precious" were shaping up as this awards season's front-runners, each earning three nominations apiece as the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced this morning.
Earlier this week, the...
| Mar 21, 2010
When actor Alfred Molina got a call that Michael Grandage, artistic director of London's high-profile Donmar Warehouse, wanted to meet with him, he relished a session of gossip about London theater.
But Grandage had a different agenda. Toward the end...