| Dec 15, 2011
The doctor-patient relationship is a sure way to attract an audience's prurient interest, as long as proper ethical boundaries are ignored. This brings us to a movie by and for grown-ups with actual attention spans: "A Dangerous Method."
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:56 AM
The Oscar race isn't getting any easier to predict.
This morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press unveiled their nominees for the best in film and television in 2011. And while this small group of media generally has little influence over the Oscars, it's...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:36 PM
The "Mission Impossible" films magnify their spectacular stunts and special effects with each new episode. The latest frenzied installment is no exception. If gut-wrenching exploits and maximum vertigo are your cup of tea, you're in for a real treat...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 1:31 AM
One thing I could count on with a David Cronenberg movie is that it wouldn’t be boring. That has changed, with the release of this snooze fest.
It’s this new genre of historical fiction (Titanic, Inglourious Basterds, Midnight in Paris, etc)....
| Dec 29, 2011
| 5:25 AM
A Dangerous Method
The Avon Theatre, 272 Bedford St., Stamford, (203) 967-3660.
A Dangerous Method seems unusually tame for a film by David Cronenberg, famed for edgily artistic horror films. It's a period piece adapted rather unimaginatively by...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 3:42 AM
LOS ANGELES -- George Clooney and Meryl Streep appear to be main contenders in the 2012 Hollywood award season after Sunday night's Golden Globes. But the winners of the best film drama actor honors face competition from a silent film star and an...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Sorry, I tried my best to not doze off during the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards. There were a few interesting moments (Seth Rogen concealing his erection, the clever acceptance speech from the folks at Modern Family, every Elton John...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Editor's note: The Artist, the recipient of 10 Oscar nominations, opens Friday at the Capitol Theatre, 415 S. Main St. Showings are at 7:30 each night. Admission is $8. The film is rated PG-13 and runs 100 minutes. The odds are good that it will run two...
| Feb 19, 2012
Which two of these four entertainment names — Woody Allen, George Lucas, Meat Loaf, Erik Estrada — are members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences?
It'd be understandable if you guessed Allen and Lucas: The directors made such...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:46 AM
Two of the most legendary names in psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, are at the heart of this drama. Respectively played by Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender, they collide over the treatment of a beguiling, baffling patient (Keira...
| Jan 30, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Oscar nominations will be unveiled Tuesday morning. Here's what the derby track looks like in my crystal ball. BEST PICTURE "Avatar" "District 9" "An Education" "The Hurt Locker" "Inglourious Basterds" "Invictus" "Precious" "A Serious Man" "Up" "Up in the...
| Feb 23, 2010
| 4:33 PM
â¢ Before revealing that he is sticking with "The Hurt Locker" for the best picture Oscar, Dave Karger recaps the derby parallels between that film and "Brokeback Mountain" four years ago: "'Brokeback' managed the rare feat of winning Best Picture and...