| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Paul Haggis' characters twist in torment. Denial is their armor, cruelty their weapon. They skitter through plotlines, deceiving, tricking and spooling out acidic self-reflection, such as the remark an adulterous writer mumbles about his protagonist on...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A dark tale that begins with the suicide of a girl who jumps off a balcony during her 11th birthday party earned the Orpheus Award for best feature at the 8th annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival on Sunday night. "Miss Violence," the second outing for...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The old saying about knowing the notes but not the song could hardly find a more fitting filmic representation than "The November Man," which runs through spy-movie cliches with such dogged obligation that it often plays like a YouTube compilation of...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:18 AM
With the first rustling of autumn comes the beginning of what is invariably the most exciting season of the theatrical calendar. This year, it's looking a little bit rock 'n' roll — and a roster of compelling women is central to the most...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:10 AM
She's older than Sean Connery. She's older than Roger Moore. She's Honor Blackman and she turns 89 today. So to honor the girl who defines the best of the best when it comes to James Bond girls, I've ranked her No. 1 in my list of Bond girls from best...
| Dec 18, 2013
This Central American nation is fast becoming a prime destination for winter travelers looking to trade cold and slush for sun and surf. But this country's riches are found not only in its tropical jungles and white sand beaches; one of Panama's hottest...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:46 AM
It begins the way global epidemics have begun once or twice before in the movies: with a nice American family around the kitchen table, television droning in the background, delivering news reports of a mutating virus. OK, pass the oj! Let's get on with...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the new zombie epic "World War Z," Brad Pitt jets around the world seeking an elusive solution to an intractable problem.
He's been doing a lot of that in real life too.
Six months ago, Pitt's new movie appeared doomed — by a release-date...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. And as it turns out, zombies do it as well. They swarm. And when they're done swarming, they swarm all over again.
That unstoppably manic movement is the most unexpected part of "World War Z" as well...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:01 PM
It's Brad Pitt versus zombies in this effective thriller from director Marc Forster ("Quantum of Solace"), based on the novel by Max Brooks. Pitt plays a former United Nations inspector who calls his global expertise back into play while battling a mass...
| Apr 18, 2013
** (out of four)
“Pixar's 'Wall-E' was pretty good. Imagine how great it would be if it were live action, starred Tom Cruise and unfolded kind of like Duncan Jones ('Moon,' 'Source Code') directing Independence Day!”
From that hypothetical,...