| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:42 AM
James Bond aficionados are eager for any news of the next film, which is why a few of us — ahem, them — were intrigued by a semi-plausible publicity email this morning claiming the new Daniel Craig film will be called “Come and Dive&...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:50 PM
For all the chiseled abs and testosterone-fueled bloodletting of the new sword-and-sandals movie "300: Rise of an Empire," the person making the strongest impression with critics and audiences is French actress Eva Green, who plays the vengeful naval...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Director Roger Michell and writer Hanif Kureishi were on a worldwide promotional tour for "Venus," the 2006 film that earned Peter O'Toole his last Oscar nomination, when the two collaborators' seemingly nonstop travel schedule hatched the concept for a...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:35 PM
In Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's clear-eyed, 2012 documentary "Detropia," which anticipated many of the things that would happen in (and to) the bankrupt Motor City in the year that followed, a union leader laments the disappearance of good, middle-class...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Baltimore has been the backdrop for so many historic moments -- the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner, Edgar Allan Poe's last bar crawl.
Now, we can add another to the list.
It was here, in 2005, that the love triangle among British actors Daniel...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Tim Roth is joining the cast of Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party," which will be directed by William Friedkin at the Geffen Playhouse, with an official opening set for Feb. 12. The new revival production will also feature British stage veteran...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 8:33 AM
"Lincoln" earned a record-breaking 13 nominations for Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s Critics' Choice Movie Awards. It received nominations for best film, director for Steven Spielberg, actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, supporting actress for Sally Field,...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:54 PM
As a general rule, roughly 99% of remakes fall somewhere between the awful and the utterly redundant — particularly when there was nothing wrong with the original. But, in Hollywood terms, there was one thing fatally wrong about the original “...
| Dec 19, 2011
*** (out of four)
No hard feelings, Danish director Niels Arden Oplev. In helming the poorly paced 2009 Swedish version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” you tried your best. But David Fincher now owns you.
With his English language...
| Dec 20, 2011
**1/2 (out of four)
Tintin (voiced by Jamie Bell) might be charming if he were an overachieving school kid with a passion for the truth and a trusty pooch sidekick named Snowy to help him out of a jam.
In actuality, Tintin’s a young reporter who...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 3:44 PM
There's a scene in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" in which Daniel Craig is in bondage--no pun intended.
His character, Mikael Blomkvist, has been strapped into a device and is being flung about the room as if he were a Cirque du Soleil performer with...