| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:20 PM
You may have missed it for the racket produced by the majority of movies currently going boom-boom — or, in the case of "The Lone Ranger," bust-bust — at the multiplex. But with the arrival of Sundance Film Festival sensation "Fruitvale...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Movie ticket prices increased sharply in the second quarter of 2013, thanks to a slate of 3-D and Imax films.
The average U.S. movie ticket price for the three months that ended in June was $8.38, up 3.2% from the same period last year, according to the...
| Aug 1, 2013
*** (out of four)
Recently, the flavor of Woody Allen's work has had all the sweetness of a black coffee martini. 2011's nostalgic "Midnight in Paris" turned borderline evil in the bitter, unwatchable scenes involving Rachel McAdams' excruciating...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In the astute new road-trip movie "Crystal Fairy," set mostly in Chile's Atacama Desert, Michael Cera plays an archetypal Ugly American.
In fact, Cera plays several versions of the Ugly American popularized through generations of movies, novels and...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:32 AM
"Midnight in Paris": Woody Allen's rhapsodic rom-com in the City of Lights is a rich ode to cultural nostalgia, set partially in romantic 1920s Paris and filled with literary notables of the era. Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Josephine Baker,...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Sony Pictures has won out in a legal battle over whether Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" had the right to use a nine-word quote from William Faulkner's novel "Requiem for a Nun."
A federal Mississippi judge on Thursday dismissed Faulkner Literary...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The glut of big-budget tentpoles left even less room than usual for specialty pics to spread out and catch audience attention this summer.
Fewer limited releases earned over $2.5 million than in 2010 and 2012, and the season's top-grossing indie so far,...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Sony Pictures Classics is increasing the theater count for "Blue Jasmine" from 229 locations to more than 1,200 on Friday -- marking the widest release of Woody Allen's career.
The drama, which stars Cate Blanchett as a wealthy socialite in the midst of...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:30 PM
She's come undone. The title of one of my favorite Wally Lamb novels about a woman over the edge kept running through my mind as I watched Woody Allen's new film "Blue Jasmine."
There's just no better way to put it. Jasmine, in such a paralyzing state...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:38 AM
Woody Allen has had considerable success using foreign locales, certainly recently with "Midnight in Paris," and he takes that approach again with this enjoyable comedy that set several stories in Italy.
Writer-director Allen himself plays an opera...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Since the publication in 1920 of F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel, "This Side of Paradise," his life and career have been scrutinized, studied and dissected in countless critical essays, articles and biographies.
Hollywood too has been endlessly...