| May 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The surge in Latin America's genre scene has rubbed off on Brazil.
Traditionally driven by local comedies and crossover movies from big auteurs such as Walter Salles or Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian production is plunging into local sci-fi, horror pics...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It's been nearly two generations since Roman Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby" creeped-out moviegoers (while being the stuff of several juicy chapters on celebrity gossip), making a redo more than logical. Into the breach toddles NBC's four-hour miniseries, an...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:07 PM
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.": In terms of genre-bending, few shows have been so fascinating to watch this season. Never before has a series been conceived as the connective tissue of a film franchise, and not just any film franchise -- a star-...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:30 PM
There is no compelling reason to remake Roman Polanski's classically disturbing adaptation of the Ira Levin novel "Rosemary's Baby." But there's no compelling reason not to either.
And that attitude of "sure, why not" ambivalence is precisely the...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Ever since up-and-coming actress Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) donned the same T-shirt that Sharon Tate wore in a 1967 photo shoot, "Mad Men" conspiracy theorists have been writing the character's obituary, believing she'll meet a tragic end along the...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:15 PM
"The show is titled 'Mad Men,' but without these women, the guys would be just a bunch of desperate masturbators in great suits."
So said Holly Hunter, introducing the lead actresses of the acclaimed AMC drama last week at the nonprofit Women in Film...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 10:41 AM
As a novelist and playwright, Ira Levin refused to be categorized or pigeonholed. He could produce such rollicking comedies as "Critic's Choice" and "No Time for Sergeants" or delve into more chilling fare like "Rosemary's Baby" or "The Boys from Brazil."...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Fay Kanin, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for the 1958 Clark Gable-Doris Day comedy "Teacher's Pet" and former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died Wednesday. She was 95.
In a writing career that spanned more than four...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Invariably a found-footage horror movie inspires the question "Why is somebody still holding a camera?" Later you observe, "Well, that 'accidental' camera drop landed perfectly." Eventually it's "Do I need to get milk on the way home?"
The slight and...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:00 AM
John Cassavetes' name has become a kind of shorthand over the years. Filmmakers and critics tend to invoke it whenever hand-held close-ups zero in on characters who are drunk, distraught, dissembling, divulging their innermost fears or all of the above....
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:55 PM
No other contemporary filmmaker has had a career like Roman Polanski. The lauded director, who turns 80 Sunday, has been making feature films since the 1962 thriller "Knife in the Water," which he made in his native Poland. His most recent feature, "Venus...