| Dec 3, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Nothing jolts American cinema as intensely as gangsters. It's an intoxication that began in 1931 with "Little Caesar" and "The Public Enemy." (The original "Scarface" would be in the group, too, but censorship squabbles kept it out of theaters for more...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:20 AM
The statistics are staggering, unbelievable, heartbreaking. In 2007, there were 320 murders in Juarez, a city on the U.S.-Mexico border. In 2010, after a war between five drug cartels erupted throughout the country, the death toll was 3,622. That same...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:30 AM
There's a new way to get movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks for free on the Internet. And no, it's not piracy -- it's through public libraries.
Hoopla Digital, a Netflix-like service for library card holders, on Wednesday announced agreements with ...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Four childhood friends, bound by a shared secret, grow up to find themselves on opposite sides of the law in the low-budget Texas indie "Mission Park." Playing in limited release since Sept. 13, this feature directing debut for Bryan Anthony Ramirez...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:39 PM
French filmmaker Luc Besson has long been among the world's finest purveyors of classy trash, making movies that are a combination of glossy style and gritty action. From his own films as director such as "La Femme Nikita" and "The Professional" to more...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
When properly applied, bad taste can have a wonderfully liberating, palliative effect, and contemporary French cinema has produced few more discerning mainstream vulgarians than Luc Besson. But without any sense of joy in transgression, or real humor...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:14 AM
After the coffee. Before remembering to smile. Well, it's worth a shot!
The Skinny: Are the Dodgers ever going to lose? Serves me right for turning the game off when the Mets were up 4-0 and watching "Scarface" on AMC. Thursday's headlines include a...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Right down to the brute functionality of its title, "The Smurfs 2" may be the platonic ideal of a major studio sequel — no markedly better or worse than the first and with just enough difference to lay claim to being something new. Just as with...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 1:53 PM
South Florida native Steven Bauer found success in local television ("Que Pasa, USA?") and in film ("Scarface"). His latest role is on the new Showtime series "Ray Donovan,'' which debuts 10 p.m. June 30.
The new show stars Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...
| Mar 21, 2013
No animals were harmed in the making of "Spring Breakers." But plenty of impressionable young and older minds will assuredly experience feelings of disorientation watching writer-director Harmony Korine's candy-colored clown of a movie, which starts out...