| Nov 24, 2009
It's a miracle "The Road" works at all, given the harsh, murmuring severity of its source, the 2006 Cormac McCarthy novel full of minimally punctuated dialogue, taking place in a world ravaged by an event -- human-made? climatological? -- unspecified by...
| Dec 23, 2009
There's a powerful symmetry at work in "Crazy Heart" that's impossible to resist. It's a parallel between protagonist Bad Blake, a country singer whose entire life has led him to a nadir of disintegration, and star Jeff Bridges, whose exceptional film...
| May 1, 2011
A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
| Jul 1, 2011
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"True Blood" star Marshall Allman is fuming over the Funny Or Die video that exposes the "method shapeshifting" process he uses to play Tommy Mickens on the hit HBO series.
"Yeah, your laughter is my shame," he told me Thursday over the phone from...
| Dec 15, 2010
Billboards and commercials for the movie "True Grit" are as ubiquitous this holiday season as six-shooters in a Western saloon. But you won't find the Joel and Ethan Coen film on the list of Golden Globe nominees announced Tuesday.
The western was shut...
| Dec 22, 2010
There is a down-home comfort saturating "Country Strong," in that "somebody done somebody wrong song" way, that almost carries you through when its music-drenched melodrama gets predictable. Which is pretty much as soon as the fragile, still-in-rehab...
| Jan 20, 2011
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Robert Duvall always has been a respected actor and even an Oscar winner (for "Tender Mercies"), but he has scored some of the best reviews of his career for this fact-inspired comedy-drama about a longtime recluse who decides to stage his own funeral....
| Jan 26, 2011
In writer-director Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller "Inception," Leonardo DiCaprio portrays a dream-time cat burglar who smuggles ideas in and out of people's minds. But on Tuesday, many Oscar prognosticators felt that "Inception" itself had gotten...
| Sep 4, 2008
by Mark Silva ST. PAUL - Not since Democrat John Kerry, a Swift boat commander during the war in Vietnam, stepped onto the stage of his presidential nominating convention four years ago with a salute and said, "I'm John Kerry......
| Apr 28, 2010
Scott Cooper will forever be the director who finally got Jeff Bridges his Oscar. He did Crazy Heart, with a lot of producing/star luring help from Robert Duvall. Now Duvall is saying that Cooper might be in line to direct him and Brad Pitt in a film...
| Apr 30, 2010
For the second year in row, the New York Drama Critics Circle spurned all the Broadway fare to find the winner of their best play award. (Here is a ballot-by-ballot breakdown of the voting.) This year's champ is the last work from the late Horton Foote, a...