The Sad Truth about Philip Seymour Hoffman
March 22, 2014
It's tempting to say that Hoffman overcame his addiction in order to act. But it just isn't so: His addiction fueled his great feats of acting.
The Story Behind the Greatest Movie Never Made
March 20, 2014
El Topo director Alejandro Jodorowsky's project was derailed by money problems and insane ambition.
'Nymphomaniac' Isn't Shocking. It's a Man's Conventional, Sexist View of Female Sexuality.
March 19, 2014
It's a Man's Conventional, Sexist View of Female Sexuality.
I owe Rob Thomas an apology for doubting the Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars movie.
The World's Greatest Feminist Fishmonger
March 11, 2014
The Sturgeon Queens profiles the smoked fish and appetizing emporium, Russ & Daughters.
‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Is Wes Anderson At His Worst
March 05, 2014
Grand Budapest Hotel, the latest from Wes Anderson, is dazzling and exhausting but ultimately bereft.
Ellen Was the Perfect Host
March 03, 2014
For one thing, that Liza Minelli bit was amazing.
The Best Picture Is a Sham
February 26, 2014
12 Years a Slave is a great film, but that's not why it'll win Best Picture. It'll win so that the Academy can forgive itself for making no other good films about slavery for the last hundred years.
The Legendary Awfulness of 'Anchorman 2' Continues
February 21, 2014
There's nothing funny about this deeply cynical new version of Anchorman 2.
The Oscars are less than two weeks away, and Hollywood has been in the news even more than usual. If this is partly because of the controversy surrounding Woody Allen, it is also the result of the terrific year of cinema that just ended.