| 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...
| May 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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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....
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:12 AM
“Identity Thief” will make a name for itself this weekend as the comedy is poised to easily pocket the No. 1 spot at the box office.
The film, co-starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, is set to debut with a strong $25 million,...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 3:07 PM
In my final years in the public defender's office, identity theft became a factor for many clients wrongly accused of crimes. Someone would be arrested for a crime while possessing false identification in the client's name. After making bail, the...
| 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...
| Jan 22, 2012
With a lifetime of red carpet misses ranging from uncomfortably busty Guinevere gowns to something reminiscent of Grandma's doily tablecloth, Disney princess Miley Cyrus hasn't exactly been fashion It Girl material. Until now.
The sleek and chic...
| Jun 10, 2012
Much ado was made of Viola Davis wearing not a wig, but her natural hair at the Oscars this year. And while a good deal of the news coverage focused on the politics, history and cultural Sturm und Drang that surrounds the topic of African Americans and...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 9:16 AM
No shock that “Hugo” and “The Artist” dominated this year’s Oscar nominations (for a full list, go here. I even wouldn’t have been surprised if the dog from “The Artist” had scored a nom. But there were...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 5:59 AM
Across far too many stretches of our moviegoing lives, we see movie after movie without seeing one that really moves. At once stealthy and breathlessly paced, "The Social Network" scoots at a fabulous clip, depicting how its version of Facebook founder...