| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:31 AM
The parts are more than the sum, even with the "name" cast assembled by veteran director Ridley Scott, in this melodrama written by Cormac McCarthy ("No Country for Old Men").
Michael Fassbender plays an attorney who unwisely immerses himself in a...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Does James Franco ever sleep? In the past year, he's starred in such diverse films as "Oz the Great and Powerful," "Spring Breakers" and "This Is the End"; directed art house efforts like "Sal" and "Interior. Leather Bar."; mentored Gia Coppola in...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:00 PM
These days, it seems as if the collective voice of moviegoers echoes the Taylor Swift lament "Why you gotta be so mean?"
And for once they're not talking about me or my fellow critics.
The discontent and, in some cases, the disdain is directed at some...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Brace yourself. Spike Lee has gone all Quentin Tarantino on us.
In re-imagining Park Chan-wook's mysterious thriller "Oldboy," Lee embraces the extremes of Japanese manga tradition with a vengeance. The graphic brutality, the warped sexuality, the...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 7:13 PM
Diane Lane and Josh Brolin are officially divorced, according to court documents filed the day before Thanksgiving.
No details of any financial settlement were filed with the court, the Associated Press reported.
"Under the Tuscan Sun" actress Lane...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Joel and Ethan Coen's new folk-music tale "Inside Llewyn Davis" has struck a chord with critics — make that a few chords, plus a couple of verses for good measure. The film, which stars Oscar Isaac as a struggling folk singer in 1960s New York,...
| Dec 16, 2013
Asked to choose if great songwriting or great performance ability is more important for a musician, "Inside Llewyn Davis" star Oscar Isaac hesitates, wavers, then decides.
"I'd say definitely songwriting. Because if you perform a [bleepy] song, then just...
| May 5, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"There are things you can get away with in this world, and things you can't."
The voice is Matthew McConaughey's, and days after seeing him in "Mud," I can close my eyes and hear him still — a simple line echoing with the mysteries of a man caught...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:18 AM
CANNES, France — Whatever its commercial fortunes when it opens in the U.S. this December, "Inside Llewyn Davis" already has won the acclaim sought so ardently by the fictional folk singer of its title, the latest charismatic loser in a long,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:51 AM
As his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award attest, Cormac McCarthy has had plenty of success on the page, and several of his novels have also been adapted to the screen with good results, most notably "No Country for Old Men," which won four Academy...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Josh Brolin is a little tired of being thought of as a "man's man" type of actor. But he scaled Mt. Shasta anyway.
The performer, who has embodied a swaggering masculinity in such movies as "No Country for Old Men" and "True Grit," says that he's...