| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:57 AM
The peculiar sweetness of "21 Jump Street" has taken a hiatus in "22 Jump Street," a brazen sequel that's both slightly disappointing and a reliable, often riotous "laffer" in the old Variety trade-magazine parlance. No question about it, I laffed, more...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I LOVE how I look!"
That's Willem Dafoe answering Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire query: "What do you dislike most about your appearance?"
THERE IS nothing like a dame, and there is nothing like Angelina Jolie, who has now been named an Honorary...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 11:00 AM
At the height of their fame, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons churned out a string of hit singles about a rag doll, a girl named Sherry and a particularly memorable night in late December, back in '63.
The team behind the stage musical "Jersey Boys"...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:00 AM
When it's hot, as in summertime hot, it can feel like your brain doesn't work right. Which may partly explain why the summer is such a peak season for stupid movies, the sorts of loud, outsized, clanging behemoths that people mean when they typically...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Those masters of having their genre-parody cake and eating it too, directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, have followed up their sly, self-referential franchise reboot "21 Jump Street" with an inevitable sequel that is, at least in part, a sly, self-...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:21 PM
"22 Jump Street" is a monument to mocking, a master class in dissing, a parody of pastiche, poking its R-rated finger at social conventions, sequels, stereotypes, football, frats, friends, drugs, sex — even its stars.
In fact, it is impossible...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Ask Walter Bernstein what makes for a good screenplay, and he'll answer you with a (possibly apocryphal) story about Henry David Thoreau. "He was living out at Walden Pond and a friend came to tell him that Samuel Morse had just made the first...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- The Zurich Film Festival is to honor Diane Keaton with its Golden Icon Award.
The award, which is in recognition of lifetime achievements, will be presented to the thesp on Oct. 1.
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In a statement, the...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Though he is famously averse to attending awards shows, Woody Allen will be honored at the 2014 Golden Globes with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. The ceremony will take place Jan. 12, 2014.
“There is no one more worthy of this award than Woody Allen,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
How do you give a lifetime achievement award to a director still very much in motion, to an artist who refuses to settle down, to someone who actively does not want one?
Woody Allen is in the midst of a run of box-office successes and critical acclaim....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
We wrote "(500) Days of Summer" because we loved the romantic comedy — and feared for its survival. What used to be "The Graduate" and "Annie Hall" and "When Harry Met Sally" had become the home of the unrealistic, the unrelatable and the insincere....