| Jul 26, 2012
| 1:08 AM
Everyone has been talking about the shooting in Colorado at the Dark Knight Rises. Many of my friends, knowing I’m a movie critic, have asked my opinions. I’ve decided to share many of the thoughts on all aspects of the case, in this blog. I&...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 11:02 PM
I thought it was the perfect timing to see this movie. I loved the documentary Queen of Versailles. Now, I would get to see the real Versailles.
There are three types of movies I attend with low expectations – period pieces, westerns, and musicals....
| May 25, 2012
| 11:29 AM
CANNES, France — Here’s why the world’s greatest film festival, the one on the Cote d’Azur, means something, and to some filmmakers means everything — even if a lot of the surrounding movies are lame.
The other evening at...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 8:52 AM
Opening next Friday, "Seven Psychopaths" has a title promising a certain amount of spilled blood and bad behavior, and the writer-director Martin McDonagh delivers on the promise. McDonagh notes, however, that his film contains "more dialogue in the midst...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 8:15 PM
Let’s first address the elephant in the room – the goofy title. Well, in the mid-60s there was a movie called Billy the Kid vs. Dracula. And last year we had the surprisingly entertaining Cowboys & Aliens.
I’m not familiar with the book...
| Jul 19, 2012
*** (out of four)
You don’t have to care about sewing or the clothing preferences of the wealthy—I certainly don’t—to enjoy the valuable secrets and rampant gossip in “Farewell, My Queen,” a juicy drama about royal...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 12:41 AM
There’s nothing more interesting than watching a movie about a person I knew nothing about. I didn’t know a thing about Oskar Schindler when I saw that. I was surprised at how entertaining and moving it was.
Leopold Socha is a lot like...
| Oct 29, 2010
Christoph Waltz ("Inglourious Basterds") dominated last year's Oscar race for supporting actor from the outset, but now there's no early front-runner. There's a lot of support for Geoffrey Rush's flamboyant role as wily voice coach to Britain's stammering...
| Nov 2, 2010
My wife was cackling at “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” as we watched the DVD this past weekend, and asked, as she sometimes does, “Who's that?” when Chris Evans showed up and stole stole STOLE his scene as one of Ramona Flowers'...
| Dec 17, 2010
For those who say no sequel could ever be as good as the original "Shakespeare in Love," Harvey Weinstein agrees. But that doesn't mean he's not game to try. In an interview after the news of the deal for his......
| Feb 24, 2011
The Franco-Russian farce “The Concert” is a caper comedy in which the caper involves a bunch of politically outcast musicians passing themselves off as a famous Soviet era orchestra. Their goals are simple — to finagle a trip to Paris,...