| Sep 2, 2011
| 12:50 PM
This weekend, while drivers wheel around the Inner Harbor for the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix, moviegoers a few blocks from downtown will be watching the story of a brave, imaginative man who was the Muhammad Ali or Michael Jordan of auto racing....
| Sep 20, 2010
| 10:19 AM
From the Michael Sragow Gets Reel blog:
The dailies and newsweeklies and entertainment shows have already set off their starters' pistols, but let's get serious: in Baltimore, as in most American cities, this year October 1 marks the beginning of the...
| Nov 16, 2011
The holiday movie season is a crowded beast. So we asked filmmaker Hilton Carter, a MICA grad who now lives in Los Angeles, to give us his picks for what he can't wait to see. Carter, 31, whose dark short film "Moth" aired earlier this year on HBO, cut...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:30 AM
When he was 13, Matt Reeves began directing homemade movies with a friend. The Los Angeles teenagers would collaborate on homages to the 1970s genre cinema all around them, making shorts that for Reeves included such childhood grandiosities as...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Three summers ago "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" proved it's possible to reboot a franchise while avoiding that sinking feeling of movie capitalism at its dumbest.
Now, in a disappointing July dominated with a shrug by "Transformers: Age of...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Vampires have become so prevalent in fiction and film that it's increasingly difficult to wring any new changes on such a hoary supernatural trope. A few recent writers have successfully risen to the challenge — among them the Swedish novelist...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Call Gudrun Giddings the Scandinavia film whisperer. Ever since "Let the Right One In" and "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" delivered box office that headed straight north, Hollywood has been mining Nordic noir that's fresh, dark and edgy from Norway,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:30 PM
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" helmer Tomas Alfredson will direct an adaptation of the Jo Nesbo crime novel "The Snowman" for Working Title Films and Universal.
Alfredson will be working on a draft of the screenplay with writer Soren Sveistrup. The film...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Come August, the London theatre scene often shivers in the shadow of that north-of-the-border knees-up gargantuan, the Edinburgh Festival.
But before the annual exodus begins, the capital anticipates the Scots shindig with its own London International...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The economical/ecological paradox at the heart of tyro helmer Sofia Norlin's impressive "Broken Hill Blues" could not be clearer: The northernmost Swedish town of Kiruna fiscally depends on the iron-ore mine that is dangerously undercutting the town's...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Middle Eastern feminist vampire romance" is likely to remain an underpopulated cinematic subgenre, but at least it now has a luminous standard-bearer in "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night." A sly, slinky creeper set in an imaginary Iranian underworld --...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
In case there was any doubt Scandinavian filmmakers are proving they can deliver more than crime thrillers like "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."
With Spanish cinema still caught up in the economic recession storm, Scandinavia is emerging as a fresh...