| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:51 AM
NEW YORK — Does Woody Allen have regrets?
His new film, "Blue Jasmine," amplifies the air of concentrated self-examination that has long been a hallmark of his work. Though marked by buoyant moments of wry humor, the film is devastating in its...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 25, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
Oh, the glorious bistros and baguettes and architecture of Paris! Hollywood screenwriter-turned-novelist Gil (Owen Wilson) could just live there. His increasingly snippy fiancÚ, Inez (Rachel McAdams), not so much. Luckily every night at...
| May 27, 2011
| 12:06 PM
Most actors would kill for an opportunity to appear in a Woody Allen film. Rachel McAdams was no different, gladly accepting when he offered her a part in “Midnight in Paris.”
Then the eccentric filmmaker called to talk to her about the role,...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 7:19 PM
The Dreamworks studio builds well on successful elements of the first movie of this franchise to make "Kung Fu Panda 2" a very worthy sequel. But it's the new director, Jennifer Yuh, who skillfully blends the fast-paced action with family-friendly...
| Jun 13, 2011
As a European filmmaker, Woody Allen has worked in England, Spain and now France, where his new movie, "Midnight in Paris," serves as a love letter to that city. Next up on his cinematic map will be Rome.
Allen is a long way from the overly familiar...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 7:26 AM
The very best movies of the past year went back to the earliest years of cinema for their subject matter, but 100 or so years amount to just a few film frames when you consider that some of the other movies in this 10-best list went back to the dawn of...