Hollywood Can't Handle Gay Sex
February 05, 2013
Tinseltown supports LGBT rights everywhere but the big screen.
February 02, 2013
Inside an Italian prison, inmates perform Shakespeare in Ceasar Must Die; Senegalese men fight their way to Spain in The Pirogue.
Not Every Scandal Needs a Movie
February 01, 2013
The prospect of seeing Al Pacino play Joe Paterno, or anyone play Lance Armstrong, is reason enough to give up the film critic business.
January 31, 2013
Not so long ago, Alec Baldwin was a washed up star. He reinvented himself without changing a bit. And, in the process, became Hollywood's most believeable star.
Music and More
January 30, 2013
In 1990, when I saw a documentary about the Guarneri Quartet, I concluded that all of us who are not members of a quartet have wasted our lives.
'Parade’s End': Ford Madox Ford’s Masterpiece Comes to the Screen
January 27, 2013
Imagine the production values of “Downton Abbey,” but aimed at a grown-up audience.
Inauguration night, featuring B-list celebrities and one amazing video game.
Why Helen Hunt Deserves a Best Actress Oscar for The Sessions
January 19, 2013
The Oscars are odd. It’s just about the only reason left for having them; that and for the sake of the people who make red carpets. Every year when the nominations come out, there are three or four days of stories about the “surprises” and the people who were “snubbed.” So Tom Hooper and Kathryn Bigelow were overlooked, but Michael Haneke was remarked on. And Helen Hunt got a supporting actress nod for The Sessions. No, I’m not suggesting that she was undeserving—far from it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: The One-Man Brand That America Keeps Buying
January 18, 2013
The Governator keeps coming back—because retirement is for sissies.