Argo Before Argo
February 09, 2013
Wag the Dog was the Hollywood satire Ben Affleck should have made
February 07, 2013
A German film and Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, reviewed.
The Auteur of Unease
February 06, 2013
Kathryn Bigelow's war movies shy away from big messages. That's why they capture the post-9/11 mood so well.
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.