| May 28, 2015
| 11:41 AM
Singer Marshall Crenshaw had his commercial peak in the 1980s with upbeat, pop songs such as “Someday Someway,” “Whenever You’re on My Mind” and “Cynical Girl.”
These days, Crenshaw’s songs still brim with...
| May 24, 2015
| 12:30 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor John C. Reilly was born in Chicago, Ill., on this date in 1965. This birthday guy earned a best supporting actor Oscar nomination for his performance in the movie version of Broadway's "Chicago" and his rendition of the song "Walk...
| May 13, 2015
| 5:59 PM
There is a huge general audience for live-action fairy tales, at least judging by the pace at which Disney seems to be greenlighting them. There's less clearly a market for the adult art house version of them, the kind of darker fabulism Guillermo del...
| May 18, 2015
| 7:20 AM
CANNES, France — There's no quicker way to cheapen the memory of the Holocaust than to use it to discuss next year's Academy Awards.
Nonetheless, countless filmgoers have been doing just that over the weekend, all over this sun-kissed Cote d'...
| May 17, 2015
| 2:24 AM
As cinema motifs go, the tension between singles and couples is nothing new; it’s the stuff of many a rom-com and a fair share of dramas. But turning it into the material of dystopian fiction — where those who can’t find a mate are...
| May 14, 2015
| 7:15 AM
In “Tale of Tales,” one of two competition titles premiering on Day 1 of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the sight of Salma Hayek in queenly Elizabethan garb, devouring a sea serpent’s bloody, boiled heart, suggests an Atkins diet for...
| May 12, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Jewel thieves lurking along the French Riviera: what a glamorous, movie-friendly cliche.
It's a bit of a shock when millions of dollars in diamonds are swiped, at gunpoint, for real. Earlier this month, armed thieves made off with $19 million in...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 4:01 PM
Who can say no to a monkey movie?
Resistance proves particularly futile when the production in question is as amusingly fascinating as "Monkey Kingdom," the latest entry from the ever-engaging Disneynature series of wildlife documentaries.
| Apr 16, 2015
| 5:36 AM
The Cannes Film Festival on Thursday unveiled a lineup studded with both high-profile veterans and intriguing newcomers — and that's before you even reached the vaunted competition section.
Woody Allen will unveil his existential comedy “...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 10:33 AM
The 68th Cannes Film Festival will feature a lesbian love story starring Cate Blanchett, a Shakespearean tragedy with Michael Fassbender and films from cinema heavyweights including China's Jia Zhangke, Italy's Paolo Sorrentino and the United States'...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:03 PM
Academy Award-nominated actor John C. Reilly, who performed in a low key concert of old country, folk, gospel and blues-tinged songs at Sellersville Theatre Wednesday night, was apparently just as easy-going when he was staying at the Holiday Inn...