| 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,"...