| Jan 10, 2013
| 7:13 AM
The 85th Academy Award nominations managed to offer some surprises Thursday morning — industry pundits were buzzing about the omission ......
| Feb 25, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Oscars 2013 winners will always enjoy their triumphs, despite the fact that they'll forever be associated with the year that Seth MacFarlane hosted. No, he didn't turn it into “Family Guy goes to the Oscars,” per se — although those...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 1:08 AM
Everyone has been talking about the shooting in Colorado at the Dark Knight Rises. Many of my friends, knowing I’m a movie critic, have asked my opinions. I’ve decided to share many of the thoughts on all aspects of the case, in this blog. I&...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:12 PM
When he’s not dropping albums, fathering babies with reality-show celebrities or feeling uneasy about answering questions, Kanye West has another pursuit: supplying songs to popular movies.
He’s long been a favorite of music supervisors:...
| May 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
FX's new summer drama "The Bridge" has many common elements of contemporary thrillers: a sadistic serial killer, mismatched detectives and a desperate race against time.
But "The Bridge" is distinguished by a hot-button issue that brings an edgy...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Highlights from backstage at the Oscars:
The “Argo” trio of Ben Affleck, George Clooney and Grant Heslov took the stage, and Affleck was asked when he felt was tipping point for his movie’s victory.
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:04 PM
As diverse as Quentin Tarantino's first films (“Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown”) were in tone (tragic, comic and romantic, respectively), they all took place within roughly the same world and the same...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Quentin Tarantino fans won't be disappointed in "Django Unchained," a crazy mess of ideas from spaghetti westerns, "Roots" and "Blazing Saddles" jangled up in a tale of pre-Civil War slavery and revenge. Tarantino borrows from the best, even from his...
| Dec 21, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
I couldn’t listen to writer-director Quentin Tarantino talk for an especially long time, but the guy’s got a remarkable knack for dialogue. His characters, and the highly cinematic scenes he creates for them, command the...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 8:52 AM
Opening next Friday, "Seven Psychopaths" has a title promising a certain amount of spilled blood and bad behavior, and the writer-director Martin McDonagh delivers on the promise. McDonagh notes, however, that his film contains "more dialogue in the midst...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:30 AM
17th Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Fest
April 4-15, hjff.org.
Two documentaries are the highlights at the 17th Annual Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival, which will be bringing 21 films related to Jewish culture and history to theaters...