| Dec 9, 2012
| 3:18 PM
After being snubbed by major critics groups this award season, “The Master” got a boost Sunday from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. The Paul Thomas Anderson-directed film was awarded more prizes than any other film, taking home honors for...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:55 AM
"Zero Dark Thirty," Kathryn Bigelow's drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, was named the best film of the year Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.
The movie, set to open in limited release Dec. 19, took home two other...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 3:55 PM
I won't lie to you. I can't face another column about guns or bombs. Maybe we all need a break.
So, today, I'm going to tell you a story.
In 1961, my father, Robert McEnroe, and the songwriter Johnny Burke collaborated on a musical adaptation of the...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 10:46 PM
You know how you sometimes watch an amazing movie that puts your emotions on a rollercoaster ride? That happened with me in this documentary, but not in the way I would’ve preferred.
I had moments of being angry at the record industry. They...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 8:15 AM
"And now you hear the music, but the words don't sound too clear …"
"Inner City Blues" by Sixto Rodriguez
Former Baltimorean Craig Strydom has spent more than two decades searching for Sugar Man. And even though the music journalist tracked his...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 10:41 PM
There have been some fun documentaries this year and the streak continues with this. It’s the story of a 13-year-old boy who disappeared in 1994 from a one-horse town in Texas. At the time he would’ve been just over 16, it’s reported...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:39 PM
"Searching for Sugar Man" explores the story of a little-known Detroit-based singer-songwriter, Rodriguez, who was ‘bigger than the Rolling Stones’ in South Africa....
| Aug 1, 2012
| 9:42 AM
A lovely film about a Detroit singer-songwriter robbed of musical fame but rewarded with a second chance decades later, at age 70, "Searching for Sugar Man" tells a story of serendipity and just deserts. If it were fiction, it'd be improbable fiction. But...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 1:05 PM
A feature film about two sisters fleeing an African civil war and a documentary centering on a Mexican cattle-ranching community took home the top prizes at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sunday.
"All is Well," a Portuguese-language film directed by ...