The subject of race was addressed head on at a luncheon celebrating the film "12 Years a Slave," easily the film of the year in an awards season gathe...
When asked, "What would you want an audience to take away from this film?" Pulitzer prize winning writer, Tracy Letts, responded, "I don't know. I have no idea how to answer that question." That statement of ambiguity justifies the existence of film critics.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play about a dysfunctional Oklahoma family coping with the suicide of clan's patriarch translates well to the screen -- in the sense that I didn't feel like I was watching a recorded play. Though, it's certainly a performance film. So much scenery is chewed between Meryl Streep (as Violet, the bitter mother), Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor and Benedict Cumberbatch, that the title of this movie could have been called August: Bubble Yum. Yet, even with all of those heavy hitters on board, Dermot Mulroney somehow manages to steal every one of his scenes.
Secrets and lies carried the day in most of the five films I saw Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival. But then, aren't the most interesting movies built around them? It's so obvious that Mike Leigh used the idea as the title of one of his finest efforts.
When Alexander Payne stepped off the boat in late July to arrive on the Greek isle of Patmos, few locals recognized a major Hollywood writer-director in their midst -- or had a chance to see his films on the silver screen.
Larry Kramer sits down at the New York Historical Society Museum. The Smith Auditorium is packed. Two tiers of seats, filled.
Small ways of reorganizing our thinking can make an enormous difference. The more organized our thoughts are, the more confident we will feel and the more competent we will be perceived to be.
Blancanieves is Pablo Berger's magical Spanish transposition of the Snow White myth into the thrilling arena of bullfighting and flamenco.
You've clocked two months of solid work since Christmas break and it's time for another escape.
After dealing with cancer for a few months now, I'm realizing that Hollywood may have -- are you ready for this? -- sensationalized what it's like to have cancer. Also, Julia Roberts is potentially deadly.
The Three Stooges were always the blue collar comedians of live action comedy shorts. They nyucked-nyucked their way through 190 group shorts, some 28 solo shorts and a couple of feature films. That's a lot of poked eyes.
Jesus Henry Christ is that rare cinematic combination of great story, touching performances and beautifully shot cinematography. I caught up with filmmaker Dennis Lee to ask him a few questions.
L'image de la femme véhiculée par ce film pose question. Passé 18 ans, la femme est pathétique. Elle devrait juste mourir. Comment ose-t-elle encore se montrer en public? Comment peut-elle même prétendre séduire?
To my surprise, I left the theater completely uninterested in fair Snow, and fascinated with the Wicked Queen and what the character's contemporary reincarnation was saying about how women think about the aging process now.
When I was 15, while on a date - my first date ever, actually -- I was kicked out of a movie theater. My crime (at least it was a "crime" by movie t...
The truth is, competition at the workplace and elsewhere does exist among women.