| Dec 17, 2008
While many of this year's feature documentary Oscar contenders focus on an inattentive (or worse) government, some are notable for their intimate portrayals of an individual. Kimberley Roberts, whose home-video footage of Hurricane Katrina forms the heart...
| Aug 15, 2008
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This weekend, when Roger Ebert severs ties with the nationally syndicated movie review show that had been his broadcast pulpit for most of its 33 years, when jumpy Richard Roeper (who replaced lanky Gene Siskel in 2000) bids adieu to the sacred cultural...
| Oct 8, 2008
| 1:23 PM
The International Documentary Assn. will present Werner Herzog with its 2008 career achievement award at the 24th annual IDA Documentary Awards ceremony.
"Werner is a true original, and we are extremely proud to recognize his vast and unique...
| Nov 9, 2008
"The Paris Review Interviews, Vol. III" edited by Philip Gourevitch (Picador)
"Have you found any professional criticism of your work illuminating or helpful? Edmund Wilson, for example?" asks Julian Jebb, the guy sent by the Paris Review to interview...
| May 9, 2008
You could call Harmony Korine’s "Mr. Lonely" a comeback, but that would imply the return was anticipated, or that it heralds a return to form. I'm not sure either description applies. "Mr. Lonely" is just as unconventional, by Hollywood standards,...
| Jun 1, 2008
ON a recent afternoon at the Warner Bros. lot, Clint Eastwood took a break from a long day in the editing bay and strolled over to a hushed screening room. There, his armed-and-dangerous past was waiting for him, and the filmmaker winced when he looked it...
| Jun 17, 2008
¿Quién eres: Mina o el vampiro? Rita sonríe con malicia. El vampiro, por supuesto, no me gusta ser la víctima, dice mientras clava la estaca de su mirada en la imagen de Klaus Kinski sosteniendo a la bella Isabelle Adjani.
Una planta trepadora...
| Jul 2, 2008
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| Jul 3, 2008
In one fell swoop, the cast of Werner Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant" has grown around star Nicolas Cage, with the addition of 10 actors.
The update of Abel Ferrara's 1992 cult drama will begin shooting later this summer from a script by William Finkelstein....
| Jul 11, 2008
I can barely keep up with the mythology put forth by the "Hellboy" series, but I enjoyed the first film, and I enjoyed the new one. The best scene in "Hellboy II: The Golden Army," writer-director Guillermo Del Toro's sequel to his comic book adaptation...
| Jan 23, 2008
THE shocker Tuesday wasn't that Oscar winners Tommy Lee Jones and Cate Blanchett were once again in the running for Academy Awards. In a year marked by more than a few out-of-left field honorees and a handful of notable omissions, however, the films...
| Mar 14, 2008
Like the drink whose virtues it describes, the documentary "All in This Tea" is brisk and agreeable, a handcrafted ode to the brew that is the beverage of choice where the Chinese, among many others, are concerned.
Doing the brewing this time is...