| Mar 4, 2012
| 5:45 PM
Well, they can't all be winners.
Sunday night's episode of "The Walking Dead" on AMC took a step back from last week's installment, when ten zombies were iced and many more had face time.
This week, we spent about 55 minutes (including commercial...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 8:21 PM
"When is everything going to go back to normal?" - Roger Sterling
Raise your hand if you were ready for Fat Betty? Or Don's new secretary being named Dawn? Or (what I'm guessing) is the first-ever Rolling Stones-potential-bean-commercial idea.
| Apr 7, 2011
| 4:25 AM
Jason Winer comes to feature films from TV's "Modern Family." But he always dreamed that someday he'd make movies. These are three of the filmmakers who helped shape his approach to directing:
Woody Allen "From an early age, I was oddly into Woody...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 12:35 PM
Few films in movie history — and maybe no other film by a first-time writer-director — proved to be the breakthrough moment for as many talents as a made-in-Baltimore comedy-drama called "Diner."
Viewers still respond to all the people in it,...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 3:59 PM
Debora Bell would be glad "if 3-D went away."
The Rockville printer is just the kind of filmgoer Hollywood wants to keep happy. Her family goes to movies every week. They get to the first screenings they can, usually at the 3-D-equipped AMC Columbia or...
| Jun 13, 2011
As a European filmmaker, Woody Allen has worked in England, Spain and now France, where his new movie, "Midnight in Paris," serves as a love letter to that city. Next up on his cinematic map will be Rome.
Allen is a long way from the overly familiar...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 2:28 PM
In a twist on Caesar's "Veni, vedi, vici" (I came, I saw, I conquered.), the French writer Victor Hugo wrote: "Veni, vedi, vixi. (I came, I saw, I lived.)
Either way, I went to Paris, I saw everything possible in a week, I conquered any apprehension...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 12:33 PM
A rundown of what's going on the week of 2/13-2/19.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
The Secret World of Arriety
This Means War
BET Honors (special; 9 p.m.; BET)
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show...
| May 15, 2012
| 9:06 AM
As devotees of Barack Obama know all too well, qualities that made him so attractive as a candidate — an affinity for subtle arguments, a tendency to carefully weigh his options — have at times proved less useful in his role as president. That...
| May 25, 2012
| 4:02 PM
The greatest commencement address ever is now more than three decades old. And it's safe to say it will never be surpassed or even equaled. It belongs to the ages.
In 1979, its author summed up the condition of modern man by noting that, quote, more than...
| May 31, 2012
Thank you for printing the full text of David Simon's Georgetown University commencement address. It was the best I have read, excepting Woody Allen's, of course.
If Mr. Simon made anyone uncomfortable, good. Because it needed to be said, and it needed...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 7:26 AM
The very best movies of the past year went back to the earliest years of cinema for their subject matter, but 100 or so years amount to just a few film frames when you consider that some of the other movies in this 10-best list went back to the dawn of...