| 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...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Director Niels Arden Oplev teamed up with forceful actress Noomi Rapace in the acclaimed original of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." They team up again for another tense crime thriller in "Dead Man Down." Colin Farrell joins them in this dark and...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:57 AM
The best swerves begin with subtle hints.
One of the best examples of this is the 1995 film, "The Usual Suspects," starring Kevin Spacey, which has one of the best film swerves of all time. Before we find out that Verbal Kint and Keyser Soze are the...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The driving force behind one action franchise with "Mission: Impossible," Tom Cruise aimed to launch another with this enjoyably tough melodrama centered around novelist Lee Child's title character, an ex-military man trying to determine whether a...
| 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...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 5:15 AM
At 58, Jeff Daniels has made more than 40 movies, been nominated for three film Golden Globes and had one of the defining big-screen comedies of the 1990s ("Dumb & Dumber"). But before last year he had never been a TV-series regular — and had...
| 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,...
| Nov 27, 2011
As a young man living in the Bronx, Chazz Palminteri would escape the city on long drives into the Westchester County countryside where he'd tool along curving, forested roads, staring at the set-back mansions. To a guy with empty pockets, the gated lawns...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:33 AM
It was a steamy weeknight in July on Centre Street, and the extras in black tie were flagging.
The $100 million series "House of Cards" was prepping a crowd scene outside the Peabody Institute, across from the Midtown BBQ & Brew. For more than two hours,...