| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The National Magazine Award nominees were announced Tuesday. The awards will be presented May 3 in New York....
| Jun 1, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*1/2 (out of four)
How to summarize a plot when there isn't one? In a nutshell, what you'll see in "The Tree of Life" is two 1950s parents (Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain), their three young sons and one of the boys as an adult (Sean Penn) who barely speaks...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:34 AM
So this has been an ideal week for a film critic: “X-Men: First Class” sharing the Friday Movies section with the new Terrence Malick film “The Tree of Life,” which has to be one of the more daring mainstream pictures of the new...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 3:28 PM
* * * X-Men: First Class
Directed by Matthew Vaughn. Written by Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz and Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn. With James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Kevin Bacon. (PG-13)
“Never forget — mutant...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 7:53 AM
* * The Tree of Life
Written and directed by Terrence Malick. With Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. (PG-13)
Why do bad things happen to good people? That's the age-old question pondered by Terrence Malick in The Tree of Life, which begins with...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 11:50 PM
Last year when I wasn’t a party of the San Diego Film Critics Society, I cringed when I saw how many awards they gave to 44 Inch Chest, a movie with a great cast, but lame screenplay.
This year as part of the group, I enjoyed the fun as we sent...
| Dec 15, 2011
Allow me to begin my take on this morning's Golden Globe nominations with a sigh of relief: the extremely shallow, incredibly exploitative assumed Oscar contender "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," one of the worst movies of the year, received zero...
| Dec 19, 2011
CHICAGO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION 2011 WINNERS
BEST PICTURE(-) The Tree of Life
BEST DIRECTOR(-) Terrence Malick--The Tree of Life
BEST ACTOR(-) Michael Shannon--Take Shelter
BEST ACTRESS(-) Michelle Williams--My Week with Marilyn
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR(-)...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 1:28 PM
This post has been updated, as indicated below.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 176 new members into the organization on Friday, including Octavia Spencer, Terrence Malick, Matthew McConaughey, Kristen Wiig, Kerry Washington,...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 8:15 AM
In space, no one can hear you scream — but everyone can hear the classical music loud and clear.
Science-fiction movies have had a long affinity for classical music, and the relationship is a fascinating and complex one. In "Prometheus," Ridley...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:52 AM
The nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards were finally announced.
The nine nominated movies for the best picture of the year are:"The Artist","The Descendants","Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close","The Help", "HUGO", "Midnight in Paris","...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:08 PM
John Osborne wrote the key post-World War II British drama "Look Back in Anger," later filmed in 1959. By contrast there’s very little anger in all the look-backs among this year’s Academy Award nominations. Oscar's unofficial slogan in...