| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:48 AM
For too long moviegoers have had little exposure to the short films nominated each year for an Oscar, certainly not in the weeks prior to the ceremony. The awards for shorts — defined as shorter than 40 minutes and divided into three categories:...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
I never had dinner at Sue Mengers' house, and though I had a nodding acquaintance with her completely charming husband, director Jean-Claude Tramont, I never even met the woman in question.
But after seeing John Logan's "I"ll Eat You Last: A Chat With...
| May 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Having created and shared them throughout recorded time, we are well acquainted with monsters, their forms and habits, strengths and weaknesses, ways of appearing and disappearing.
Homer and the Bible are full of awful beasties; Shakespeare gave us...
| Jan 29, 2012
While I have been extremely heartened by the reception of my movie"Hugo,"I feel that there is one area where we've been severely slighted.
I have been cautioned against speaking out on this issue lest I create the appearance of churlishness. Well, I'm...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:55 AM
"Zero Dark Thirty," Kathryn Bigelow's drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, was named the best film of the year Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.
The movie, set to open in limited release Dec. 19, took home two other...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 5:53 AM
Save half-off a popcorn and soda combo at AMC Theatres with a coupon good beginning Friday.
The offer is good on two combos: A large popcorn and drink or a large popcorn and two drinks.
Click here for the deal. The offer expires on Aug. 16.
| Dec 1, 2011
| 7:30 PM
The phrase "family film" has never appeared in the same sentence with Martin Scorsese. But the R-rated master has made a spectacular PG-rated movie full of wonder and imagination. "Hugo" offers equal parts nostalgia, fantasy and mystery with Charles...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 9:55 AM
This season abounds in "best" lists. Here are some top picks for gift-giving to kids.
"I Must Have Bobo!" by Eileen Rosenthal, illustrated by Marc Rosenthal
Atheneum; $14.99; ages 3 to 6
When toddler Willy shouts the title phrase, his body language...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 12:28 PM
Martin Scorsese has made so many provocative movies over the decades that probably the only way left for him to shock an audience was to make a children's film. Yes, "Hugo" is rated PG. It's also in 3-D, meaning that this Christmas release delivers the...
| Dec 18, 2011
Clothes and carefully cultivated facial hair are helping to make the man — and the movie — in a big way at the multiplex this season.
Consider the tuxedo-wearing, thinly mustachioed men of 1920s' Hollywood in "The Artist"; the dapper denizens...
| Dec 18, 2011
Cue the flappers, the fringe, the beads and the bobs.
The Roaring '20s are back in fashion — on the runways and on-screen.
It started in September at the spring 2012 fashion shows, with Ralph Lauren's "Great Gatsby" gowns, Tory Burch's...