| Apr 28, 2013
The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sneaks list: In the...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 9:35 AM
There's a hushed mysticism in the voice of Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) as he describes his escape from jail to the bartender of a Texas juke joint. "I used to be the devil," he says, until a "higher calling" possessed him. And one day, he called out his...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 6:30 AM
At their best, film festivals such as Sundance and South by Southwest function as something of a farm system for young talent, helping filmmakers develop and grow. After a rapid rise on the circuit, Dallas-based David Lowery is poised to step up to the...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 7:00 AM
"Ain't Them Bodies Saints"
Available on VOD beginning Aug. 23
Writer-director David Lowery's film is like a mash-up of the best of '70s American cinema, a story of outlaws on the run that recalls both the lushness of Terence Malick's work and the...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:02 PM
"Ain't Them Bodies Saints" is a wistful and wayward drama about an outlaw couple who will get under your skin and work on your heart if you're not careful.
This latest feature from indie filmmaker David Lowery confirms what I suspected — that he...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Rooney Mara has been cast in Todd Haynes' "Carol," an adaptation of best-selling author Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt."
Mara will replace Mia Wasikowska in the role and stars alongside Cate Blanchett.
Pic, which is penned by Phyllis Nagy ("...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 2:25 PM
"Ain’t Them Bodies Saints" is one of those cryptic titles that needs explaining.
And that’s exactly what director David Lowery did at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Saturday night, where the movie screened and was followed by a Q&A with...
| Feb 7, 2013
*** (out of four)
For anyone who struggles to focus their attention on a movie—that should include all 23 people who saw Al Pacino in last week's embarrassing “Stand Up Guys”—“Side Effects” is just what the doctor...
| May 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
Director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns don't really try to reinvent the psychological thriller with their film. Structurally, it's a...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Again altering a genre with his unique cinematic sensibility, director Steven Soderbergh ("Traffic," "Ocean's Eleven") puts his spin on a medical thriller with the story of an emotionally fragile woman (Rooney Mara, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo")...
| Feb 7, 2013
A sly one, "Side Effects" is a movie in which the main character's pharmacological state of mind is never entirely certain.
In such a role it's critical to have someone who can keep an audience guessing as to the state of that mind, moment to moment....