| Jun 20, 2013
** (out of four)
Part of the triumph of “Spring Breakers,” the current, unexpected holder of the title “best movie of the year so far,” was its lack of judgment. Its characters engaged in all kinds of over-the-top behavior, but...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK CITY — Sofia Coppola could have easily gone the studio route in choosing a distributor for her new movie, "The Bling Ring." Instead she chose the upstart company that set loose the viral image of James Franco as a resplendently thugged-...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:25 PM
For a brief and blinding moment in 2009, the Bling Ring crime spree ruled the social networks, TV news cycles and front pages of newspapers around the globe, including this one. At the time, I was bothered by the way the stories about a gang of affluent...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Peter Rainer, noted Christian Science Monitor film critic, Bloomberg News columnist and reviewer for NPR's FilmWeek, reflects upon his three-decade career in "Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era."
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Before Paris Hilton agreed to let Sofia Coppola film scenes for “The Bling Ring” in her mansion, she didn’t know much about how a group of San Fernando Valley youths managed to break into her home four years ago.
Though she was...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In “The Bling Ring," a group of starry-eyed teens define their worth by the number of designer duds in their closet.
The young protagonists of Sofia Coppola’s based-on-a-true-story film don’t actually own any of these coveted items, of...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 1:30 AM
PARK CITY, Utah -- "The Spectacular Now," one of the only dramatic films to premiere to a strong response at this year's Sundance Film Festival so far, will soon be seen outside of this mountain town.
In the wee hours of Monday morning, newly formed...
| May 24, 2013
| 1:48 PM
"Can you give mommy a cue? Are you hungry?" 21-year-old Alexis Neiers cooed to her crying newborn in the middle of a faux-upscale Calabasas restaurant last week. "When she puts her hands in her mouth, she's hungry. Right now, she's just tired. Maybe a...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 8:25 PM
The show: World premiere of “Marie Antoinette” at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven
First impressions: David Adjmi's surreal look at the madness of politics, power and celebrity gets a wild and wooly (as in sheep) dream of a production...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 12:02 PM
In principal, all films should be seen on the big screen; barring that, on Blu-ray; then DVD, laserdisc, VHS, and on down. But some films more urgently demand the best exhibition: Sue me, but many informational documentaries lose little when seen on...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 11:02 PM
I thought it was the perfect timing to see this movie. I loved the documentary Queen of Versailles. Now, I would get to see the real Versailles.
There are three types of movies I attend with low expectations – period pieces, westerns, and musicals....