| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Before they made the Oscar-winning "The Artist," director Michel Hazanavicius, Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo made the 2006 spy spoof, "OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies," which screens Thursday through Saturday at the New Beverly Cinema, along with the 2009...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:32 AM
You wouldn’t think a movie that opens with an up-close image of a character falling to his death on 9/11 would run the risk of being too cutesy, right? But that is among the charges leveled at Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, director Stephen...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The United Nations observer mission in Syria was launched 10 weeks ago with high hopes and lofty intentions, featuring a contingent of unarmed personnel from more than 50 nations responsible for monitoring compliance with a cease fire that initially...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Oscars 2012: The Envelope's Gold Standard columnist Glenn Whipp predicts the Oscar winners in the four acting categories....
| Feb 26, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Erland Josephson, the noted Swedish stage and screen actor who collaborated frequently with Ingmar Bergman in both mediums, has died at 88....
| 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...
| May 17, 2012
| 6:21 PM
The power of Christ has compelled Richard Chamberlain and Brooke Shields to take two of the lead roles in a new stage version of William Peter Blatty's "The Exorcist," which is scheduled to open at the Geffen Playhouse on July 11.
Chamberlain will play...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 11:50 PM
Last year when I wasn’t a party of the San Diego Film Critics Society, I cringed when I saw how many awards they gave to 44 Inch Chest, a movie with a great cast, but lame screenplay.
This year as part of the group, I enjoyed the fun as we sent...
| Dec 15, 2011
Allow me to begin my take on this morning's Golden Globe nominations with a sigh of relief: the extremely shallow, incredibly exploitative assumed Oscar contender "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," one of the worst movies of the year, received zero...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:54 PM
As a general rule, roughly 99% of remakes fall somewhere between the awful and the utterly redundant — particularly when there was nothing wrong with the original. But, in Hollywood terms, there was one thing fatally wrong about the original “...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 9:49 AM
In the Land of Blood and Honey **1/2 Más allá de su fulgurante brillo como estrella, Angelina Jolie se caracteriza por abrazar causas humanitarias. Y decidió que no hay mejor arma para acabar con la injusticia social que el cine.
Por eso la actriz...