| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Hugh Jackman hasn't suffered for flashing his claws from time to time. Nor has Christian Bale or George Clooney been permanently scarred by time spent under Batman's cowl.
Superman, however, remains possibly unique in the pantheon of cinematic heroes,...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK — Uma Thurman is bopping around a downtown Asian-fusion restaurant in this city she calls home, having just enthusiastically ordered some of the fried specialties ("I never met a dumpling I didn't like"), her 6-foot-frame and luminous...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:00 PM
"The Hateful Eight" is bold work by an artist pushing himself to the creative edge as he devises a Rubik's Cube of contradictions for his audience.
I'm not supposed to know this yet.
That I have an opinion about an unmade movie is because of the...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:30 AM
ROME - Italian soundtrack composer Riz Ortolani, who won a Grammy for his "Mondo Cane" theme "More," and whose wide range of music for movies was featured in three Quentin Tarantino films and on the Dino Risi-directed classic "The Easy Life" (Il Sorpasso)...
| May 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Quentin Tarantino wants to unleash about 90 minutes of unseen footage from "Django Unchained" onto your TV.
The director told an audience at the Cannes Film Festival that he'd like to release a four-hour miniseries of his hit spaghetti Western, USA Today...
| May 16, 2014
| 12:00 PM
"You are a predictable snotty little journalist that had to take a shot at the Rolling Stones. Overrated? I think not. You, on the other hand, have accomplished nothing in your pathetic little career. Who are you? Just another third-rate . . . writer."...
| Nov 29, 2013
I haven't had a movie list for a while, and watching Sigourney Weaver again in "Aliens" the other night convinced me to do a list of the best five movie roles for kick-ass female action stars. I'm not talking Bond......
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Wendy Davis became a media star Tuesday, even though the major TV networks barely mentioned her.
The 50-year-old Texas state senator waged a 10-hour-plus filibuster in Austin aimed at blocking a bill that would ban abortions at 20 weeks and force the...
| Dec 21, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
I couldn’t listen to writer-director Quentin Tarantino talk for an especially long time, but the guy’s got a remarkable knack for dialogue. His characters, and the highly cinematic scenes he creates for them, command the...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:04 PM
As diverse as Quentin Tarantino's first films (“Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown”) were in tone (tragic, comic and romantic, respectively), they all took place within roughly the same world and the same...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...