Larry David Keeps Playing Himself, and It's Getting Old
August 12, 2013

Larry David might look like a new agey Moses in his HBO movie Clear History, which premiered Saturday night, but somehow the wild facial hair and flowing pants only serve to make him seem more like Larry David.

Hollywood Is in Trouble, and We're All Going to Pay
August 12, 2013

It's been a tough summer for the film industry. A number of high profile films have tanked at the box office, and even Steven Spielberg—the man commonly assumed to have birthed the blockbuster era—is predicting the "implosion" of Hollywood.

Aaron Sorkin's Lightweight Moral Gravity
And what's right about 'Burning Bush'
August 07, 2013

Turning from "The Newsroom" to “Burning Bush” is to go back in time and to come forward in sensibility.

Real life, revisited
August 02, 2013

Our Nixon is the title of a documentary presented by CNN and some non-political friends, which—again with an implying title—seems set to give us the inside scoop on Nixon’s career.

Hollywood Can't Get Sex Right, But One TV Show Can
August 01, 2013

'Lovelace,' 'The Canyons,' and 'Ray Donovan' reviewed.

What Mark Wahlberg Can Learn From Denzel Washington's Decline
Lessons from the action flick '2 Guns'
August 01, 2013

The new Denzel Washington–Mark Wahlberg action comedy, lamely titled 2 Guns, feels like a throwback to an earlier era.

The Making of a Surprise Hit Documentary About Genocide
Joshua Oppenheimer on 'The Act of Killing'
July 29, 2013

An interview with the director of perhaps the most disturbing film about genocide ever made. 

Finally, a Classic Portrayal of the Ugly American Backpacker
Michael Cera gets high, and highly annoying, in 'Crystal Fairy'
July 25, 2013

Critics, including me, have been teasing the arrival of Michael Cera's manhood—or his man-childhood, anyway—for so many years now that you’d be forgiven for thinking the actor was still a teenager, and a virgin to boot.

The Best Film Woody Allen's Ever Made
July 24, 2013

Woody Allen makes (his first?) moving film.

The Ryan Gosling Film Audiences are Booing
'Only God Forgives' is ludicrous
July 18, 2013

'Drive' director Nicolas Winding Refn returns with 'Only God Forgives.'