| Oct 15, 2008
Defiance is, in too many ways to count, a defiantly old fashioned World War II Resistance movie.
See the brave partisans ambush the Germans. See them hide in the forest between attacks. See them ruthlessly execute collaborators and make noble speeches...
| Jan 15, 2009
| 2:25 PM
No historically grounded film is obliged to stick to the facts, and having made "Glory," "The Last Samurai" and "Blood Diamond," in order of decreasing effectiveness, director Edward Zwick knows firsthand the difficulty of forging potentially uncommercial...
| Sep 18, 2008
Edward Zwick's "Defiance" has been selected to close AFI Fest 2008.
The film, directed and co-written by Zwick, is based on the true World War II story of three Jewish brothers who form an anti-Nazi movement that saved the lives of over 1200 Jews while...
| Oct 2, 2008
Edward Zwick may need a bigger shelf.
The noted director already has an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, two Humanitas Prizes, a Writers Guild of America Award, two Peabody Awards, a Directors Guild of America Award, and a Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni...
| May 30, 2008
| 1:04 AM
Sea Monsters, the new large format 3-D film from the National Geographic Society, makes good use of the larger-than-large screen and great use of 3-D. This blend of computer-animation and live actors-as-paleontologists recreations makes for an educating...
| Jun 25, 2010
| 1:16 PM
No relation to the Emilio Estevez-starring cult classic "Repo Man," this sci-fi tale casts Jude Law and Forest Whitaker as repossession agents of a very specific and unusual nature that takes a strong stomach.
They retrieve artificial organs from...
| Dec 14, 2009
| 8:31 AM
Director Ang Lee ('Brokeback Mountain') dramatizes the background of arguably the most legendary rock concert ever staged. Comedian Demetri Martin plays a young man caught up in the efforts to secure a site for the event after the initial plans fall...
| Aug 28, 2009
This is the way we should remember Woodstock -- a sea of people, a river of mud, a mountain of garbage and a whole lotta love.
And that sound echoing from off in the acid-warped distance? It's the music, man.
Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock is a coming-of-...
| Feb 24, 2009
Chiwetel Ejiofor is out to get Angelina Jolie.
The English actor has agreed to co-star in "Salt," according to Variety. The film follows Jolie as Evelyn Salt, a CIA agent accused of being a Russian spy. As you might expect, that means she needs to work...
| Apr 22, 2010
| 8:04 AM
The events that Americans are living through right now are part of a particularly interesting chapter in the story of our nation. The struggles might seem tough at the moment, but the American tale will go on, as it has for more than 400 years.