| Mar 5, 2015
| 11:22 AM
A zombie thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, a mob romance starring Patricia Arquette, and documentaries about Noam Chomsky and Roseanne Barr will be some of the films world-premiering in the Tribeca Film Festival's Spotlight section.
| Jan 15, 2015
| 8:01 AM
Writer-director J.C. Chandor has made three good movies in a row, and they're his first three. He's a heartening exception to the usual percentages.
His first, "Margin Call," compressed an epoch's worth of financial meltdowns and ruinous corruption into...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:00 PM
4 stars (out of four)
In several ways “A Most Violent Year,” the second-best movie of 2014, reminds me of “Drive,” the best of 2011, and not just because they both include Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. The similarity is in the...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:21 PM
"A Most Violent Year" is the most welcome kind of throwback. It brings to mind the fierce New York-based productions of Sidney Lumet in particular but also the whole notion of character-driven, the-clock-is-ticking melodramas in general.
A vibrant crime...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:20 AM
Fox's "X-Men" spin-off movie "Gambit," starring Channing Tatum as the card-throwing Cajun superhero, will be released Oct. 7, 2016.
Letting les bon temps rouler in fall 2016 means the studio will have three installments of the blockbuster "X-Men"...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:46 AM
"Star Wars: Episode VII" has completed principal photography and gained an official title, Disney and Lucasfilm announced Thursday.
The highly anticipated film shall henceforth be known as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
Scheduled to hit theaters Dec....
| Oct 23, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Richard Linklater's acclaimed drama "Boyhood" dominated the 24th Gotham Independent Film Award nominations Thursday, earning four nods in the first event of the movie awards season. "Boyhood" received nominations for film, actor Ethan Hawke, actress...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Meeting up after a triumphant opening-night premiere of "A Most Violent Year" at Los Angeles' recent AFI Fest, actor Oscar Isaac and director J.C. Chandor didn't look like the creative team behind one of the most complex, rewarding American films of the...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 11:16 AM
"There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?" So asks the first teaser trailer, appropriately enough, for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," director J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated update of the classic space-opera franchise.
Although the minute-and-a-...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:15 AM
In "A Most Violent Year," Oscar Isaac plays Abel Morales, a New York heating-oil magnate who owns a lavish new home and a port-side storage facility — on paper, anyway. While Abel scrambles to borrow the money to close the biggest deal of his life,...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Oscar Isaac is set for another violent year — this time in 2016. The 35-year-old actor will play the titular world-ending villain in "X-Men: Apocalypse," Fox's upcoming installment of the blockbuster franchise based on the Marvel Comics books.