| Oct 3, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Riding atop Scotlandâs double decade-long wave of twee-pop is Belle & Sebastian, who've been impressing audiences around the world with their output of precious-yet-intelligent pop. After a five year hiatus, their new album "Write About Love" keeps...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Lovely and melancholy, poignant and chilling, “Never Let Me Go” is an old school sci-fi dystopia with lovely, wistful performances that never quite overcome the fatalism that hangs over the whole affair. Music video director Mark Romanek's...
| Oct 7, 2010
| 4:34 PM
“Buried” finally opens here this weekend. Very intense, a solid performance by Ryan Reynolds, as the fellow underground in a coffin. It's your best bet at the movies this weekend. “Never Let Me Go,” which had brief, breathless...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 10:00 PM
***1/2 (out of four)
Five minutes. That’s how long you have when you hire Driver (Ryan Gosling, great in “Crazy Stupid Love” and soon starring in George Clooney’s “The Ides of March”) to whisk you away from a robbery....
| Sep 15, 2011
| 7:34 AM
Steven Soderbergh se ha destacado por nadar con igual eficacia en las turbias aguas del cine comercial (Ocean Eleven, Erin Brockovich) y en las mansas corrientes del cine Indie (Sex, Lies and Videotape, Che), pero cuando intenta...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 9:19 PM
"Drive" is all about mood but without the edge.
This noir-ish crime story will remind you a lot of Michael Mann's "Heat" in its look and deliberately slow pace. Like that movie, it favors long, smoldering stares over dialogue, punctuated by sudden...
| Dec 28, 2010
| 12:38 PM
It might not seem like a sci-fi thriller on the surface, but the deeper one goes into this drama based on a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro ("The Remains of the Day"), the clearer its genre-bending cleverness is.
Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew...
| 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...