| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:15 PM
"Closed Circuit" is a crisply enjoyable, professionally executed paranoid thriller of the "everyone is out to get us" variety. In an earlier, simpler day, its plotting would have been dismissed as far-fetched, but that was then and this is now....
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Opening a week after Bradley Manning's sentencing in the U.S., where significant portions of the case were held in secret to protect national security, British courtroom thriller "Closed Circuit" challenges the validity of policies that shield key...
| Apr 28, 2013
The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sneaks list: In the...
| May 1, 2013
In the political drama "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," Changez (Riz Ahmed) transitions from a financial hotshot in 2001 New York to a man suspected of being a terrorist in 2011 Lahore, Pakistan. Kate Hudson plays Erica, an artist who offers Changez a...
| May 2, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
Say this for “The Reluctant Fundamentalist”: When its reporter entertains a long story from his subject, he actually takes notes and uses a tape recorder. Like he actually plans to remember what was said! That was too much...
| May 2, 2013
If there ever was a time to see "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," that time is now.
With a potent piece of fiction as its starting point and a splendid performance by Riz Ahmed as its centerpiece, "Reluctant Fundamentalist" is able to deal with the...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Join us for a live video chat April 23 at 10 a.m. with Mohsin Hamid, author of the novels "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" and "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," which was shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker prize.
A film adaptation of "The...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 1:02 PM
Deepa Mehta and Mira Nair first met in a swimming pool in Amritsar, India, when they were children, not knowing at the time that they would become two of India's most influential filmmakers. Now the two women, who are eight years apart, will be coming to...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 12:26 AM
This movie is based on the novel by Thomas Hardy (no, not the villain in the latest Batman). That novel from the 1800s is brought into modern-day India.
Trishna (Frieda Pinto) is trying to help her dad, who fell asleep in his truck and got badly injured....
| Apr 29, 2012
A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Now that Halloween is past us, we can start considering movies about real horror: war, terrorism and (even though the election is over) dirty politics. Welcome to â€śFour Lionsâ€ť and â€śFair Game.â€ť The latter is the first direct on-scree...
| Dec 28, 2010
| 4:35 PM
They're making a jihadist video, these “Four Lions,” posing in front of a jihadist flag, making their threats and promises of destruction of the “Jews” and “imperialists” and uh, “slags.” They're Brits, OK?...