| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Emmanuelle Riva, who received a best actress Oscar nomination earlier this year for her role as an ailing octogenarian in Michael Haneke's "Amour," is set to return to the stage for the first time in more than a decade in a new production of Marguerite...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Legendary two-time Oscar-winning actor Michael Caine enters into "Amour" territory in his new film, "Last Love," which opens Friday in Los Angeles.
The 80-year-old Caine plays Matthew Morgan, a lonely American widower living in the Paris apartment he...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 4:27 PM
What do Jenny on the Block, a freshly minted studio exec and Machete have in common? They are all new invitees to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The academy announced Friday that it had invited 276 people to join its ranks, including...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Relax, classic rock fans, "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" is not a movie inspired by the stuttery old Bachman-Turner Overdrive hit. What it is, however, is a crafty, brainy and uniquely stirring concoction, directed by enduring, now 91-year-old French...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Versatile character actor James Cromwell has always looked askance at authority.
"There used to be a bumper sticker that said 'resist authority,'" said Cromwell, best known for his Oscar-nominated supporting turn in 1995's "Babe" as the taciturn...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 9:53 AM
The latest Oscar winner for best foreign language film, director Michael Haneke's deeply moving drama is a superb showcase for two veteran talents, Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant.
They play a couple whose love faces major challenges when the...
| Jun 20, 2013
If last year's quietly wrenching Oscar-winner "Amour" revealed the artistic heights achievable by a story of lifetime love and imminent death, "Unfinished Song" reveals an all-too-common middlebrow miasma of easy tears and microwaved warmth.
Much like a...
| Jun 27, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
At last, Salt-N-Pepa’s “Let’s Talk About Sex” has been sung the way it was meant to be performed: by a group of randy, British senior citizens.
There’s nothing wrong with that community acknowledging...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Michael Haneke's devastating "Amour" opens Friday in Chicago. And since its Cannes Film Festival premiere in May, this tale of a long-married man and woman in their 80s, tested by illness and the limits of their own compassion, has moved audiences in a...
| Jan 10, 2013
*** (out of four)
Theoretically all movies are subjective, but I suspect feelings about Cannes' top prizewinner “Amour” will be a particular matter of taste.
No doubt, it's an intimate tale of devotion from Michael Haneke (“Funny...