| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Matthew McConaughey likes to turn things over in his mind. And since we've just uncorked a good bottle of Pinot Noir at a corner table in the Beverly Hills Four Seasons bar ("We'll give that just a little air and we're good," he says in that musical Texas...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
We could, on our own, diagram the ups and downs of Matthew McConaughey's acting career. But, to borrow a line from "Dazed and Confused," it'd be a lot cooler if he did. He obliges.
'Dazed and Confused'
" 'All right, all right, all right!' First...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Aug 22 (TheWrap.com) - Fall is just around the corner, bringing a mixture of Oscar-contenders and holiday blockbusters geared to both the arthouse and Comic-Con set.
On the serious side, just the list of directors is enough to get cinephiles salivating:...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 9:30 AM
When you ask an audience to spend some quality time with a horrific type of person — like, say, a child molester or the white supremacist whose whining and bile take up a good portion of the running time of "In God's Hat," the fall opener at the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:26 PM
There is something about the aesthetic at Profiles Theatre that seems to demand a nocturnal interview. You'd not expect the people who make this particular kind of storefront Chicago theater to thrive over breakfast pancakes. So I arranged to meet Darrell...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:30 AM
TORONTO — Standing ovations for movies playing at the Toronto International Film Festival are as ubiquitous as Benedict Cumberbatch and the food trucks lining the downtown entertainment district. Every film receiving a gala premiere brings the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:08 PM
A white-trash ensemble drama with a nasty comic bite, "Killer Joe" was playwright Tracy Letts' first stage effort, premiering in Chicago in 1993.
Having already been adapted for the big screen in 2011 by director William Friedkin -- and starring Matthew...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:30 AM
On paper, the premise of the new HBO anthology series "True Detective" — two mismatched cops investigating the murder of a prostitute — hardly sounds like the most inventive idea; even the title borders on generic.
Minutes into the pilot...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Over and over, the negative reviews of "August: Osage County" have pulled variations on a sad theme, with various New York- and LA-based critics wrestling with the film without having seen, or read, the Tracy Letts play that came before it. Paraphrased,...
| Nov 15, 2013
Twenty-one years have passed since Paul Dillon first got behind the wheel of a cab, the "Hellcab," at the old Famous Door Theatre. He went on to create a role in Tracy Letts' "Killer Joe," moved to Los Angeles, showed up in the mostly disappointing...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
August: Osage County
Starz/Anchor Bay, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99
Available on VOD beginning April 8
Tracy Letts has now had three of his plays adapted into films. Director William Friedkin made the bizarre "Bug" and "Killer Joe" into something as...