| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:13 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding if I should get a vanity plate.
The Skinny: Just got my car registration renewal notice. Maybe I should get a vanity plate that says "MorningFix." That way my groupies (I know you're out there) will have an easier time...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:11 PM
The Golden Globes offered a tribute to Woody Allen on Sunday night, presenting the filmmaker with the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, though he was not there to pick it up himself. Allen's longtime collaborator Diane Keaton, accepting the...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 12:30 AM
It would probably be horribly reductive to describe Desiree Akhavan's "Appropriate Behavior" as a lesbian Persian-American "Girls" knockoff, but it wouldn't be entirely inaccurate, either. A debut feature from the writer-director-star, this tart, sexually...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:30 PM
A Palestinian in Brooklyn agrees to bargain his U.S. citizenship into a green-card marriage, never expecting to wed an Israeli, in Ghazi Albuliwi's amusing indie laffer "Peace After Marriage." Co-helmed with Bandar Albuliwi, this echt-Gotham ethnic...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Syd Field, author of one of the most essential guides to screenwriting, has died at age 77. According to his website, Field passed away at home in Beverly Hills on Sunday.
Originally published in 1979, "Screenplay" quickly became a bestselling staple of...
| 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....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — Playwright Rick Elice calls the memorabilia-filled study in his Upper West Side apartment "the garage."
It's a good term for the workshop of a self-described workaholic whose method is a combination of technical rigor, restless...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
When it comes to awards-season stumping, you won't catch Woody Allen making the rounds of the guild and Academy screening circuit, showing up at cocktail receptions in his honor, or otherwise doing much of anything to remind people that, yes, he made a...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:14 AM
After the coffee. Before second-guessing the Golden Globe nominations.
The Skinny: I'm playing beat the clock today as I try to get this done in time to watch the FCC get grilled on Capitol Hill. Oh the exciting life I lead. Today's Fix includes a look...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
From the romantic quirkiness of "Annie Hall" to the Machiavellian ladder-climbing of "Wall Street" to the gritty desperation of "Dog Day Afternoon," New York has long served as a character in cinematic storytelling. But, as a slew of this year's awards-...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....