| Aug 23, 2012
| 8:09 AM
Sleek and forbidding, David Cronenberg's adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel "Cosmopolis" presents the most whopping paradox in the cinema year 2012.
It is a picture, like any picture made by a true craftsman, that improves considerably on a second...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 5:01 PM
I’m so glad I missed the press screening for this. It enabled me to go to the theatre and see it with a paying crowd.
I chuckled at the few people that couldn’t pronounce the title at the box office. I laughed harder when four of the 40 in...
| Aug 29, 2010
In the autumn of 2008, China's best-known filmmaker, Zhang Yimou, found himself at a career crossroads.
The multiple Oscar nominee had spent the previous two years away from movies, orchestrating the opening and closing ceremonies for Beijing's Olympics,...
| Aug 26, 2011
"Brighton Rock" is beautiful and visually accomplished yet numbingly bleak and ultimately unpleasant and unexciting.
A certain sordidness is inevitable given the seedy ambience of the celebrated Graham Greene novel (on which the movie is based) about the...
| Apr 29, 2012
A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney...
| Mar 13, 2011
The men's wardrobe arena is a place where even the slightest change in lapel width unfolds at a glacial pace. So it's worth noting that the standard-issue stingy-brim fedora is giving way to its broader-brimmed brethren on the menswear runways, magazine...
| Jul 25, 2010
Flipping through a copy of GQ or Vanity Fair, you've more than likely noticed the guy in those Ralph Lauren fragrance ads — you know the one: the impossibly good-looking guy in the polo shirt, with the perfectly toned body, chiseled cheekbones and...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 3:20 PM
OK, Halloween checklist: No eye color-changing lenses, because they can infect your cornea. Check. No black licorice for days at a time, as it lowers potassium and can cause heart arrythmias. Check. Don't go overboard on the chocolate, which contains...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 6:17 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Johnny Depp brought the biggest star power to the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, taking the stage to play guitar while he was honored for his acting career.
Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Stephen Tyler presented the MTV Generation Award to Depp,...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 4:29 PM
Entering the Charlie Chaplin cottage, I stooped to avoid hitting my head. At 5 feet 8, I'm about 3 inches taller than Chaplin. (It's said the Little Tramp had the door made small so his guests would have to bow as they entered.)
I was at the Charlie,...
| Oct 14, 2011
This Halloween, zombies are battling vampires for hearts and minds. The peacock is the new black swan. And Monster High's Frankie Stein is challenging Hannah Montana in the tween popularity contest.
Along with the classics, a new generation of pop-...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A new trailer for "Snow White and The Huntsman" reveals one epic battle between Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron. With Chris Hemsworth as the burly huntsman, Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron are facing off for beauty and power in the dark...