Film

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. 

Realities
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 ShiningRoom 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.

Bravo, Dick
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.

Three Worlds
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?

#Fail
March 04, 2013

From Contagion to "House of Cards," Hollywood seems to think that new media is filled with avaricious, amoral youngsters.

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