| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:08 PM
The great theorist of psychoanalysis Jacques Lacan envisioned desire as “caught in the rails of metonymy, eternally extending toward the desire for something else.” In the rhetorical figure of metonymy, a signifier points toward something...
| 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...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 3:02 PM
"Skyfall" may be the most satisfying James Bond film in years with jaw-dropping action, smart beautiful ladies and an Oscar-winning villain.
Daniel Craig is again the impeccably tailored superspy and more vulnerable, physically and emotionally, than we'...
| Aug 29, 2010
In the autumn of 2008, China's best-known filmmaker, Zhang Yimou, found himself at a career crossroads.
The multiple Oscar nominee had spent the previous two years away from movies, orchestrating the opening and closing ceremonies for Beijing's Olympics,...
| Nov 18, 2010
Ozark waitresses turned boxers. Los Angelenos battling over racial and social inequality. Boston's criminal element and a do-gooder detective. A West Texas cowboy and a satchel of money. A slum kid from India and a game show. Bomb specialists in Iraq...
| Nov 11, 2010
Who doesn't want to be relevant? It's a step toward contentment, a way to stay charged and, in this season, a key to predicting the Oscars.
FOR THE RECORD:
Oscar voting: The Oscar Watcher's Notebook in the Nov. 11 edition of The...
| Dec 30, 2010
As director Alejandro González Iñárritu remembers it, he and Javier Bardem first met at "The Losers Party."
It was Oscar night 2001 and Iñárritu had just been overlooked by the academy — for the first time. The then-38-year-old filmmaker celebrated...
| Feb 28, 2011
Hollywood's coronation of "The King's Speech" culminated Sunday night when the story of stuttering King George VI and his speech therapist won four Academy Awards, including best picture. But if the Oscars completed the historical drama's ascension, the...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 3:15 PM
Oscar nominee Javier Bardem is notoriously difficult when it comes to getting him to commit to a film, but he admits he has just been offered a part that will be hard to turn down.
Bardem recently met with director Sam Mendes to talk about playing the...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 9:33 PM
What film won best picture when the Oscars telecast had its lowest Nielsen rating? Only 31.7 million viewers tuned in. To see the answer, click the "Continue Reading" link below. Online Surveys - Zoomerang.com ANSWER: 2008 ("No Country for Old Men")...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 11:46 AM
Javier Bardem already owns an Oscar (for "No Country for Old Men"), but he rightfully was in the running for another one for his fine work in director and co-screenwriter Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's profile of a man trying to get his affairs in order....