| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:52 PM
The only useful quote regarding the Academy Awards is from NYT critic Manohla Dargis who said, “Let’s acknowledge that the Oscars are bullshit and we hate them.”
Nevertheless, this year should probably go down as a pre-eminent...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:55 AM
"Zero Dark Thirty," Kathryn Bigelow's drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, was named the best film of the year Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.
The movie, set to open in limited release Dec. 19, took home two other...
| May 10, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Much as producer-writer Aaron Sorkin used the White House as a platform to address various issues on "The West Wing," so he does with a fictional cable news network in this superbly acted HBO drama series.
Jeff Daniels has what could prove to be his...
| May 3, 2013
| 2:27 PM
"Magical realism" is one of those descriptive terms that gets thrown around promiscuously: Its scope and characteristics shift significantly depending on who is doing the describing. Still, it's hard to imagine anyone denying that Salman Rushdie's...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The Company You Keep * * *
Robert Redford retorna como actor y director en un filme nostálgico que hace recordar el idealismo que impregnó al cine norteamericano de los años 70, época en que las películas cuestionaban al gobierno, los políticos y los...
| Apr 11, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
Smash together “Inception,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “The Thomas Crown Affair” with director Danny Boyle's (“Slumdog Millionaire”) typically pulsing style, and what do...
| Jan 6, 2012
The term “feel-good movie” gets thrown around a lot and misused even more. For instance, I wouldn't consider “Slumdog Millionaire” a feel-good movie. I don't care if it ends with a dance scene. It begins with the protagonist...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 10:54 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Indian actress Freida Pinto got her big break when director Danny Boyle cast the ex-model as the love interest in the 2008 Oscar-winning hit "Slumdog Millionaire." Now, she's hitting silver screens in her first big-budget, effects-...
| Dec 15, 2010
Billboards and commercials for the movie "True Grit" are as ubiquitous this holiday season as six-shooters in a Western saloon. But you won't find the Joel and Ethan Coen film on the list of Golden Globe nominees announced Tuesday.
The western was shut...
| Sep 18, 2011
On a recent summer day at the Paramount lot, the five members of the group SuperHeavy played along to a recording of their first single, "Miracle Worker," as a camera crane swooped over an assembled crowd of a few hundred and the music boomed. Onstage...
| Aug 15, 2010
Following the fourth cast's premiere in "Love, Loss, and What I Wore," theater-goers proceeded from Westwood's Geffen Playhouse to the Napa Valley Grille for food and the chance to continue sharing fashion memories with the play's newest actors:...
| Dec 26, 2010
Janus, the Roman god for whom the first month of the Gregorian calendar is named, has two heads — one looking forward to the future and another looking back to the past. That might make just him the most appropriate mascot for 2011's emerging trends...