| Oct 14, 2010
| 9:34 AM
From the blog Michael Sragow Gets Reel:
It hasn't been a great era for haunted-house movies. The third version of "House of Wax," in 2005, was awful enough to kill off the form, at least as far as big American studios were concerned. The day my review...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 3:28 PM
When Walter Hill was flipping through the first 40 pages of the science fiction/horror script that became "Alien," he considered it turgid, a snooze.
"I thought it was just terrible," said Hill, who co-wrote and co-produced the movie with his partner,...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 3:09 PM
On Tuesday, three Baltimore-area artists will each win $25,000 for the Baker Artist Awards and a select few will discover they are finalists for the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. We should all be celebrating. These major awards shine a...
| May 3, 2011
| 10:18 AM
What are you going to do with dear old Mom?
Things sure got a whole lot easier for me since my brother married a woman who hosts an annual multiple famly annual Mother's Day party and barbecue. If I didn't have that to fall back on, I'd consider one of...
| May 9, 2011
| 4:18 AM
Filmmaker Gregory Bryan says he was "sick and tired of seeing the same Hollywood films." What he came up with instead was "The Dark," an ethereal, 21/2-minute nightmare complete with crawling blackness, creaking skeletons and enough creepiness of all...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 12:28 PM
If you missed Ramona Diaz's "The Learning" and Richard Chisolm's "Cafeteria Man" at the Maryland Film Festival, seize the chance to see them at the AFI Silverdocs festival. If you've seen them already, take my word for it: They're even better the second...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 4:40 AM
One measure of a great biography is that you start into it thinking you know the subject. and by the end of it, you admit to yourself that you knew only the tip of the iceberg.
"Sing Your Song," n HBO documentary film on the life and word of Harry...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 10:03 AM
Director Barry Levinson and cast members from his breakthrough 1982 hit "Diner" will re-unite in Baltimore next month for conversations and screenings in celebration of the film's 30th anniversary.
The centerpiece of the celebration will be a Dec. 10...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 12:35 PM
Few films in movie history — and maybe no other film by a first-time writer-director — proved to be the breakthrough moment for as many talents as a made-in-Baltimore comedy-drama called "Diner."
Viewers still respond to all the people in it,...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 10:33 AM
Sherry Korsover waited 51 years for her Forest Park High classmate, Barry Levinson, to sign her yearbook.
"I was so in love with you," she told a smiling Levinson Saturday night, as about 800 "Diner" fans came to Johns Hopkins University to celebrate the...