| Jul 28, 2012
La esperada ceremonia inaugural de los Juegos Olímpicos comenzó el viernes con una gran cuenta atrás y el tañido de una campana gigante, dando paso luego a una exuberante y excéntrica celebración de la historia, el arte y la cultura británica.
| Jul 29, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Through a fortuitous series of events, because someone knew someone who knew someone, I watched Friday's remarkable opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games by way of the BBC — which is to say, without commercials or Ryan Seacrest and with...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 9:55 PM
TOKYO -- Gaga, one of Japan's biggest indie distribs of foreign arthouse and other specialty pics, is to bow Gaga Theater, a VOD service for PCs, smartphones, tablets and other devices.
The initial lineup will be 41 pics, including "The King's Speech,"...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Several terrific British acting veterans - including Judi Dench, who was guided to her "Shakespeare in Love" Oscar by this film's director, John Madden - star in this engaging tale of several retirees who invest their money in a site in India, where...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 11:21 AM
Some of the signature action films of Tony Scott, who authorities said died Sunday after leaping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, had an unbilled but unforgettable character: music.
Scott blockbusters such as "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 11:09 AM
What can I tell you about the what-the … ? puzzler known as "Trance" that avoids spoilers while conveying some sense of its what-the … ?-ness?
It's a psychological thriller for those who found "Memento" too close to the linearity of "Go,...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Watch enough new foreign films in a row, and certain things start to stand out. Like the incredible variety of cellphone ring tones used in other countries. They're familiar but just different enough to break your concentration for a moment, like a...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:23 PM
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...