Hollywood Can't Handle Gay Sex
Tinseltown supports LGBT rights everywhere but the big screen.
February 05, 2013

Tinseltown supports LGBT rights everywhere but the big screen.

Urgent Demands
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
The Only Good Lance Armstrong Film Would Star Lance Himself
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.

Citizen Alec
Forget Clooney. Alec Baldwin is America's most believable celebrity liberal. Here's why.
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
Stanley Kauffmann on Films
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
'Downton Abbey' for grown-ups
January 27, 2013

Imagine the production values of “Downton Abbey,” but aimed at a grown-up audience.

Inaugural Ball Hopping: "SimCity" Comes to the Capital, and Hollywood Stays Home
January 22, 2013

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.

Django Unchained Is All Talk With Nothing to Say
January 05, 2013

Tarantino says his new movie is a tribute to spaghetti Westerns. What it is is ridiculous, prolonged, and nauseatingly bloody.