| Feb 2, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the most acclaimed character actors and ambitious performers of his generation, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside his New York apartment on Sunday, police said. He was 46.
| Dec 15, 2011
Allow me to begin my take on this morning's Golden Globe nominations with a sigh of relief: the extremely shallow, incredibly exploitative assumed Oscar contender "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," one of the worst movies of the year, received zero...
| Sep 10, 2011
Smart, fleet-footed and firing enough enthusiastic F-bombs to feel true-to-life, Beau Willimon's 2008 behind-the-scenes look at wheeling and dealing on a presidential campaign is savvy enough to understand what audiences want to see. The maneuvering and...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 7:26 AM
The very best movies of the past year went back to the earliest years of cinema for their subject matter, but 100 or so years amount to just a few film frames when you consider that some of the other movies in this 10-best list went back to the dawn of...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 9:56 AM
In an anecdote that sticks to the memory like an overdone cookie on an undergreased cookie sheet — those 2011 holiday baking mishaps still rankle — an American visiting the Sorbonne is accosted by a French student.
"You Americans!" the...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 1:58 PM
The Academy Award nominations will be announced Jan. 24. So we asked staff who most deserves a nod but will likely be ignored by the Academy.
The dinosaur in"The Tree of Life."It was a tough decision, but he did the right thing.
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:42 PM
Nine films were nominated for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards, but I think only my top three picks below have a real chance of winning. They're included here with some other movies that I think also deserved recognition:
1. "The Artist"—...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 7:56 PM
"50/50" (R). In this comedy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen are best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis that set them on a series of personal adventures. TownMall Cinemas (1:50, 4:20, 7:45, 10:15)
| Oct 11, 2011
The presidential primaries will be upon us soon, so director, co-writer and star George Clooney scores points for having "The Ides of March" in theaters now. Although this political drama is frustratingly superficial where debate-worthy issues are...
| Jan 2, 2013
Though he was five years removed from an Oscar nomination, in 2011 Ryan Gosling was everywhere, skyrocketing into A-list territory thanks to "Crazy Stupid Love," "Drive" and "The Ides of March." In 2012 it was Channing Tatum, who scored three hits ("The...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Since George Clooney turned his play "Farragut North" into the Oscar-nominated movie "The Ides of March," writer Beau Willimon has become a highly sought after talent by theater companies across the country.
His new stage drama, "The Parisian Woman,"...