| Jun 23, 2011
| 2:46 PM
***1/2 (out of four)
In the mid-‘70s, Columbia University professor Herb Terrace—which really sounds like the code name for a hippie commune—supervises an experiment to see if a young chimp could acquire language by being raised in a...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 7:35 AM
When we last left Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), he had destroyed only three of the seven Horcruxes in which the evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) had stored pieces of his soul, which was one way to stretch out the last volume of J.K. Rowling's...
| Feb 20, 2009
The documentary category is where Hollywood wears its conscience on its sleeve, and this Oscar season's nominees have the politically engaged members of the industry buzzing more than usual over the range and variety of topics.
Partly, that's because the...
| Feb 22, 2009
" The Wrestler," the poignant drama about an aging grappler who refuses to give up the ring, pinned its competition Saturday afternoon at Film Independent's Spirit Awards, winning honors for best feature, best male lead for star Mickey Rourke, and best...
| Dec 17, 2008
While many of this year's feature documentary Oscar contenders focus on an inattentive (or worse) government, some are notable for their intimate portrayals of an individual. Kimberley Roberts, whose home-video footage of Hurricane Katrina forms the heart...
| Aug 8, 2008
On a misty day in August 1974, 1,350 feet above the Manhattan streets, French wire-walker Philippe Petit spent 45 minutes gliding back and forth between the south and the north towers of the World Trade Center, eight crossings in all. " Man on Wire"...
| Jan 26, 2008
At the Sundance Film Festival, 2008 became a banner year for large bodies of water as "Frozen River" took the grand jury prize for drama and "Trouble the Water" walked off with the top documentary award at the fest's closing night ceremonies Saturday at...
| Feb 23, 2009
James Marsh (director) and Simon Chinn (producer)
"Man on Wire"
"Man on Wire," part thriller, part existential mood piece, told the story of how French acrobat Philippe Petit walked on a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center in...