| Dec 23, 2012
| 1:20 PM
The backlash in Washington over "Zero Dark Thirty" didn't reach the box office, as Kathryn Bigelow's CIA thriller got off to an excellent start in limited release.
Playing in five theaters, the film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden grossed $410,000...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 10:38 AM
It's my final column of the year and, for that matter, the new millennium — not to mention of all time.
Unless it isn't.
I'm so confused.
Anyhow, let's look at the highs and lows of 2012 — not that you have much choice if you're going to...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Smart sells. Dumb, not so much.
If thereâs an encouraging lesson to be drawn from the recent performance of independent films in the international market, itâs that intelligent movies by strong directors are being embraced by audiences, while...
| May 16, 2013
| 4:30 PM
In the movie business, the label "art film" isn't always a deal-breaker.
Nowhere is this more apparent than at Cannes, where films that might seem obscure to your average Hollywood studio executive rack up worldwide presales and receive the kind of...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 9:16 PM
Ben Affleck's "Argo," a drama about the Iranian hostage crisis, won the highest acting honor Sunday night at the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards. The CIA thriller, which won best ensemble cast, also won the directing honor at the Golden Globe Awards two...
| May 9, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Don Draper and Harry Potter are teaming up? Not exactly, but actors Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe are appearing in the upcoming series "A Young Doctor's Notebook," set to premiere this summer.
The four-episode series, produced by the BBC and airing in...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Golden Globes, "Argo" won for best dramatic film and best director Ben Affleck, while the musical "Les Miserables" took home three Golden Globes -- for best musical or comedy, lead actor for Hugh Jackman and supporting actress for Anne Hathaway. "Lincoln"...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Moviegoers and movie critics have come away from "Oblivion" raving about the vavoom vehicles in the box-office hit starring Tom Cruise -- especially lead character Jack's futuristic folding motocross bike.
Known on the set as "Jack's moto bike," the...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Paul Thomas Anderson is getting back to work, according to /film. The director of "The Master," "There Will Be Blood," "Punch Drunk Love" "Magnolia" and "Boogie Nights" is beginning to film his adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel "Inherent Vice."
| Apr 11, 2013
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Forgiving critics and moviegoers often call films without articulate points or well-defined characters "poems." This usually affixes to work by Terrence Malick and will surely be a tag for the frustrating, hollow “Upstream Color,&...
| May 22, 2012
| 9:38 PM
After years away from dramatic roles, Joaquin Phoenix returns in the Scientology-themed "The Master" from director Paul Thomas Anderson. The film is generating buzz after some footage debuted at the Cannes Film Festival....
| Sep 15, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Paul Thomas Anderson's Scientology-inspired awards contender grossed $242,127 from five theaters for a remarkable $48,425 per-screen average; "Resident Evil: Retribution" was No.1 with $8.4 million....