| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:37 PM
This sequel to Robert Rodriguez's 2010 “Machete” — a semi-retro action vehicle for Danny Trejo — came and went quickly enough last year that I somehow missed it, despite being a big fan of the original and of Trejo. (How big a fan?...
| Aug 14, 2013
"I played cops before in my life. In Mexico I have very deep, serious training, and I have been very well trained," says Demian Bichir of "The Bridge." "And I am very good with all kinds of weapons, something that needs to be supervised by federal...
| Jul 5, 2013
The Bridge premieres Wednesday, July 10, at 10pm ET on FX. Two bodies. Two nations. One bridge. That’s the irresistible — and undeniably gruesome — setup of FX’s tense, sure-to-be-controversial crime drama The Bridge, which...
| Oct 14, 2013
On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 14-20 Not too Many Big-name titles debuting this week, but there's still plenty on offer: The Heat Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy star in this buddy cop comedy about an uptight FBI agent who must partner with a...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 9:53 PM
The Screen Actors Guild handed out three of its five film awards Sunday night to performers in the 1960s civil rights drama "The Help," injecting a little excitement into the Oscar race.
The cast of the film received the group's top honor, the SAG...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four)
Luis (Jose Julian) is an ungrateful, troublemaking, 14-year-old punk, but his undocumented single dad Carlos (Demian Bichir) still works his tail off to provide for his son. Carlos gets desperate when his plan to buy a truck and...
| Jan 29, 2012
What sets the Screen Actors Guild Awards apart from all the other major televised awards shows? It doesn't bestow best picture honors. This guild keeps its focus on performances -- its trophy is called "the Actor."
So the race to watch on Sunday is...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:08 PM
John Osborne wrote the key post-World War II British drama "Look Back in Anger," later filmed in 1959. By contrast there’s very little anger in all the look-backs among this year’s Academy Award nominations. Oscar's unofficial slogan in...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 9:16 AM
No shock that “Hugo” and “The Artist” dominated this year’s Oscar nominations (for a full list, go here. I even wouldn’t have been surprised if the dog from “The Artist” had scored a nom. But there were...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:50 AM
The Oscars are serious — important people making important, relevant, thought-provoking movies about race, marital relations, horses and Owen Wilson seeing dead Parisians. The dresses and jewelry are beyond fancy. The tuxes are bespoke. Sidney...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Director Oliver Stone gets back to the grit that typified much of his early work with this version of Don Winslow's novel, sparked by a couple of young drug peddlers (Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson) who refuse to play with a cartel boss (Salma Hayek) who...