On Screen, 'Gatsby' is Beautiful—and Damned Boring
May 09, 2013

The book was about class anxieties, not classy parties. The movie, not so much.

Gatsby Speaks!
May 07, 2013

A letter from the great beyond.

'What Maisie Knew': Is the Kid Alright?
May 03, 2013

This twenty-first century Henry James update is too cute by half.

The Robert Downey Jr. Rehab Program
May 02, 2013

How the Iron Man star found redemption at the multiplex.

Two of the Best
May 01, 2013

An idiosyncratic theater director and a showboating magician, profiled in two recent documentaries.

Jeff Nichols's "Mud" and the Rural Revolution in American Film
April 26, 2013

The country has been retreating from American movies for decades, but in the last few years, we have had a few films that show us the hinterland.

Spring Break for Nerds
April 26, 2013

Every year, the tech elite and their legions of hangers-on gather in Austin to binge-network, binge-drink and "change the world." It is glorious. It is absurd. It is South by Southwest.

The 'Gatsby' Baz Luhrmann Should Have Made
April 12, 2013

Forget DiCaprio—what we really need is a modern-day Gatsby. Bernie Madoff could take a supporting role.

Apocalypses Now
April 08, 2013

So who is green-lighting these end-of-the-world movies that just keep coming—Oblivion, After Earth, Star Trek Into Darkness, Olympus Has Fallen, White House Down, World War Z, Pacific Rim?

Roger Ebert's Other Illness
April 08, 2013

The film critic wrote candidly—and controversially—about his alcoholism.