Back in 2007, I wrote about "Sundance Envy," an oft misdiagnosed disease with one symptom: celluloid deprivation in January. Dr. Freud, are you listening?
The early arc of "House of Cards" shows Francis (Kevin Spacey) taking out his enemies like so many unfortunate ducks in a barrel. You can't picture this guy giving a damn about lost ducks wandering into his back yard, a la Tony Soprano.
"There is tons of dead time where you're sitting on your ass and the business stinks and you're pissed. The record business is uncertain. Everyone's getting fired, you don't know when your next tour is going to be, you're between labels and a year goes by, there's all that."
International artists including Keira Knightley, Yoko Ono, Scarlett Johansson, Coldplay, Tim Roth, Annie Lennox and Kevin Spacey have joined forces to...
Not only have Shakespeare's works survived directorial updating and near-villainous tampering with the text, they are still taught in high schools and colleges around the world. What has changed is the wealth of teaching tools now available in the classroom and on the Internet.
There seem to be an endless series of student competitions about which to make documentaries - and any number have been made over the years. From Sp...
Movements like 'Occupy Wall Street' show how much distrust there is, particularly in these times of continuing economic crisis. But is this vitriol justified? Are all companies anti-social, selfish, and greedy?
Kevin Spacey, mangled like a piece of John Chamberlain's chrome sculptures, his left leg in a brace turned inward, his epaulets woefully off kilter, his dark glasses barely grazing his nose, his crown cocked like a smartass cartoon.
The film Margin Call takes us inside a lightly fictionalized stand-in for Lehman Brothers called HMS, where a young risk analyst discovers the math that proves HMS' imminent demise.
Photo Courtesy of Prodigy Public RelationsActor Zach Quinto and writer-director J.C. Chandor on the set of Margin Call. Originally published on Tur...
Can Shakespeare's Richard III, in Sam Mendes's thoughtful interpretation and irresistibly brought to life by Spacey, compare to the ilk of the rulers of Iran, to Bashar al-Assad, to Hassan Nasrallah, to Muammar Gaddafi?
Most viewers will get some laughs from Horrible Bosses -- and they may not think it's horrible. But saying it's not horrible is another way of saying that this movie is consistently disappointing.
In spectacular color and gorgeous costumes, Shen Yun, a New York-based arts group, enacts the rich cultural heritage of China.
Every year, 75-85 high schools in and around LA County participate in this program. Students learn to act out scenes from Shakespeare's famous plays. And come together for one day to perform for each other.
So what's your pick for the greatest screen team of them all? My money is on Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. And the DVD box set Tracy and Hepburn: The Definitive Collection makes the case.
This year's TFF offers some incredible treats for those interested in traveling the world through the cinematic lens. It seems to belong to the many Arab and Middle Eastern films featured in the festival.