| Aug 24, 2014
| 1:30 PM
"Storytelling," Hanna Arendt once wrote, "reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it."
Some American filmmakers, though, may be taking Arendt's dictum a little too much to heart.
One of the cinematic sensations of the summer is...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:20 PM
"The Girl on the Train" aspires to be a film noir in the vein of "The Usual Suspects," but it proves to be a paper-thin plot ornamented with distractions: a nonlinear narrative, unreliable narrators, flatulent dialogue and awkward post-production work....
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:17 PM
When Bill Murray had to endlessly relive the same 24 hours in "Groundhog Day," it was to save his soul. When Tom Cruise does more or less the same thing in "Edge of Tomorrow," it's to save the world. In ways both general and specific, it's essentially...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
More than a decade ago, Kevin Spacey made what many in Hollywood considered a curious decision. In the midst of a thriving film career, on the heels of winning his second Oscar, Spacey moved to London to run an old theater.
It was a worthy endeavor...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The greatest trick that director Bryan Singer ever pulled was to fool audiences with an unreliable narrator in "The Usual Suspects."
Singer is a producer on the new "Uwantme2killhim?" But this time the unreliable narrative seems to convince only the...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Giancarlo Esposito recently realized a lifelong dream: meeting Sidney Poitier. The actors crossed paths at a post-Oscars party, where Esposito had to work up the nerve to approach his idol. "I'm half Italian and half African-American and my dream was...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Who is Kevin Spacey? The man's talent has more facets than a diamond," said Chazz Palminteri at Museum of the Moving Image's salute to the "House of Cards" actor Wednesday night on the Upper East Side.
As clips played from some of his most standout...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:22 PM
The attorney for the man accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexual abuse has filed additional, similar cases against three Hollywood executives.
Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard were named in three separate complaints, filed by...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:30 PM
With films like "Dancer in the Dark," "Dogville" and "Antichrist," Danish provocateur Lars von Trier has long established himself as one of our most divisive filmmakers. Consider our surprise, then, when his latest picture, the sure-to-be-controversial...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:59 AM
Eighteen characters, but only one actor. That's a lot of work for one guy, no matter how you slice it.
But Chazz Palminteri isn't complaining, not in the least. After all, he's got no one to blame but himself.
"A Bronx Tale" is all Palminteri's doing,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The park is named after the late actor and conservationist Leo Carrillo, who played the comic sidekick Pancho in the 1950s Western TV series "The Cisco Kid."
Located along Pacific Coast Highway near the Los Angeles-Ventura County line, it has doubled...