| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Only a documentary about the Federal Reserve could have the real luminaries of the system as the stars of the film.
Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, Paul Volcker and a host of Treasury officials appear as themselves in "Money for Nothing: Inside the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:30 AM
9 MILE POINT, La. — Director Steve McQueen was just a few yards from modern civilization — in this case, an air-conditioned sports utility vehicle that had brought him some 45 minutes from New Orleans — but as he looked around a...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:35 PM
When a director who never ever blinks takes on a horrific subject, a nightmare in broad daylight is the inevitable result. Welcome, if that is the right word, to the world of "12 Years a Slave."
Based on an 1853 memoir detailing the appalling...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Stage and screen credits abound in Zoe Kazan's family — her parents are the screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord and her grandfather is the pioneering director Elia Kazan ("A Streetcar Named Desire"). But the 30-year-old actress and...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:51 AM
A big image shift for Hugh Jackman is a highlight of this intense melodrama. After his young daughter and a friend vanish, a likely suspect (Paul Dano) is released from police custody for lack of evidence ... prompting the desperate dad to conduct his own...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Warner Bros., $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99
Available on VOD beginning Dec. 17
Part mystery-thriller, part brooding meditation on how evil spreads, Denis Villeneuve's film is a gorgeously shot, masterfully acted piece of pulp that takes itself a...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 1:46 PM
The true story of Solomon Northup - a free man in the North who was kidnapped and became enslaved in the South - is told in director Steve McQueen's superb telling of Northup's own book, which resulted in an Oscar win for best picture. Chiwetel Ejiofor is...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:39 AM
This weekend’s Surfers for Autism Beach Festival is South Florida at its most authentic and cliché-defying best, a free three-day gathering of music, food trucks and fellowship made special by moments of transcendent joy, watching children and young...
| May 12, 2011
| 1:39 AM
***1/2 (out of four)
With no potential for greasy meals or “spot the license plate,” road trips aren’t particularly enjoyable in 1845 Oregon. Especially when Stephen Meek (Bruce Greenwood), who is guiding three families (including...
| Mar 8, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
I’m not faulting Paul Dano for being one of the less (to put it nicely) screen-friendly presences in Hollywood. I am faulting “Being Flynn” for shoving Denise (Olivia Thirlby, excellent), a cute and extremely...
| Aug 28, 2012
You may lament missing “For A Good Time, Call” star Ari Graynor when she spent a few days in Chicago earlier this month. Until you learn that the 29-year-old Boston native, best known for playing drunken mess Caroline in “Nick and Norah&...