| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:00 AM
DONALDSVILLE, La. — Late one evening last spring in this struggling but picturesque river town about an hour west of New Orleans, the never-ending saga of Bonnie and Clyde took an unexpectedly fiery twist.
Vintage 1930 Fords roared down the town's...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:39 PM
When I saw “The Lego Movie” about six weeks ago — alone, in a screening room, with no social proof of any kind — I had two thoughts. The first: Am I crazy, or is this pretty great? The second: Will a mainstream audience go for it?...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 1:49 PM
After the death Tuesday of L.A. film czar Tom Sherak, his deputy, Rajiv Dalal, the last executive to work with him, shared his thoughts on his passing:
We grew very close in his waning months, and I feel that there is one story still to be told -- how...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:05 PM
"At Middleton," the new romantic comedy starring Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia as strangers who collide during a campus tour with their college-bound kids, is like a feckless flirtation.
I use the word "feckless" because it keeps popping up in the film,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 1:29 PM
What's the big deal about the Academy Award?
TCM tries to explain with a documentary, "And the Oscar Goes To …," debuting at 8 p.m. Saturday.
The program helps kick off TCM's annual 31 Days of Oscar festival, which offers winners and nominees...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Was there ever an actor who aged more gracefully, more beautifully than Peter O'Toole, who died Saturday at age 81?
I know the conventional wisdom is otherwise, insisting that, physically at least, O'Toole bore the ravages of a hard-lived life. I said...
| Jul 3, 2013
The new Entertainment Weekly has taken on the bravura task of naming the all-time top 100 movies, TV shows, albums novels, plays (top 50 only), and musicals (top 10 only) of all time. To my mind, each list is infected......
| May 24, 2013
To commemorate the arrival of "The Hangover 3," I decided to offer a list of the 10 Best Wedding Movies. These are not the best 10 movies to feature a wedding. You could argue that "The Godfather," which begins with......
| Oct 7, 2013
From my musings on which Simpsons character should be killed off: I could make a better argument for dusting Apu, the Indian-American owner of the Kwik-E-Mart convenience store, purely on the grounds that the ethnic stereotyping of his character comes.......
| Nov 11, 2013
Thanksgiving 2013 in the United States is as late as it can be this year — Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Leading up to that date, and over Thanksgiving 2013 weekend, as always, there will be plenty of TV programming related to the holiday (and even the...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 7:53 AM
GEYSERVILLE, Calif. — A visit to the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville is more than just a wine-tasting amid poetic rolling hills of vineyards.
It's a day destination, complete with an array of non-wine-related activities: swimming pools,...