| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:05 AM
For one of the final scenes of the first season of the new HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley," creator Mike Judge and his production designers re-created TechCrunch Disrupt, the intense annual San Francisco conference where computer engineers,...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
Competitive air sex would seem to have infinite dramatic possibilities. After all, it's less like air guitar and more like mimes decided they're tired of being trapped in boxes and elected to tell the dirtiest X-rated stories imaginable....
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:29 AM
When you encounter a movie titled "Love & Air Sex" (this week at Facets) the obvious question is what is air sex?
"It started in Japan," said director Bryan Poyser, who comes to town for post-show Q&A's Friday and Saturday.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:30 PM
When Maya Forbes unveils "Infinitely Polar Bear" at Sundance next month, people may be surprised to see exec producer J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot logo at the front of her debut. The film, inspired by Forbes' memories of being raised by a bipolar dad (Mark...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
For anyone who's ever wondered whether "the right one" might be somewhere out there waiting for you, Joss Whedon has the answer in the form of a supernatural soap opera so first-drafty, only the faithful need apply. In "In Your Eyes," two complete...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:31 AM
No other film released 25 years ago, and few made since, captured the crosscurrents of a single neighborhood on a sweltering summer day in late 20th-century America the way Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" did.
Lee's brash masterwork still plays like...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Virginia Johnson played a key role in what we call the Sexual Revolution. But she didn't quite live to see her remarkable career turned into a TV show.
"Masters of Sex," the series premiering this fall on Showtime, recounts the pioneering research and...
| Dec 28, 2010
| 12:33 PM
Director Matt Reeves' ( "Cloverfield") revision of the Swedish thriller "Let the Right One In" generates its own chills, largely through the stunning performance by sweet-faced Chloe Moretz ( "Kick-Ass") as a young vampire.
She comes to the aid of a...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 12:41 PM
Superpowers aren't necessarily a benefit if you don't know how to use them properly, as the three comrades at the heart of this sci-fi tale learn rather quickly.
Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael B. Jordan play the central trio, which largely uses...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 7:44 PM
From Norwegian writer-director André Ovredal comes the spry, amusing and pulse-pounding "Trollhunter," a monster movie with a love for mountainous, tree-lined Scandinavian scenery and an even greater love for setting memorably ugly, hulking and...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 5:53 AM
It's hard to figure which primal fear Barry Levinson doesn't tap into with "The Bay," a horror-thriller in which, it turns out, the problems in the Chesapeake go much deeper than a declining oyster harvest and too much shoreline development.