Derek Cianfrance's America
March 29, 2013
For the second time, Derek Cianfrance has put Ryan Gosling on the edge of a great character: the American failure who has the neediness and the inner life of a wild genius.
March 27, 2013
After the title Reality, the next thing we see is a gilded carriage drawn by two white horses rolling through the Italian countryside. Soon it turns in through huge gates opened by servants in eighteenth-century costume.
Why 'The Shining' Continues to Shine
March 22, 2013
As a documentary about The Shining, Room 237 is a tribute to Kubrick and a parody of film commentary.
The Subversive St. Patrick's Day Classic
March 16, 2013
How John Ford fought McCarthyism with 'The Quiet Man.'
A Psychological Thriller That Leaves Audiences Laughing
March 15, 2013
The acclaimed director of "Oldboy" stumbles in his American debut.
March 14, 2013
The World According To Dick Cheney, a documentary that airs March 15 on Showtime, includes so fine an acoustical solo performance by its subject that it could be titled Dick Cheney Unplugged.
What's Isabelle Huppert Doing in This Third-Rate Thriller?
March 11, 2013
"Dead Man Down" is dark, nasty, violent, and laughably boring. It also features one of the best actresses in the world.
March 09, 2013
A sympathetically acted film about Jean Renoir, a PBS documentary on the life of Philip Roth, and a small movie about young Americans in China.
Schindler's Girl in the Red Coat Speaks Out
March 07, 2013
The "red coat" girl of Schindler's List now says she's horrified by the movie she filmed when she was twelve. Should Spielberg have shot the vulgar scene to begin with?
March 04, 2013
From Contagion to "House of Cards," Hollywood seems to think that new media is filled with avaricious, amoral youngsters.