J.Edgar, the movie, is more than just a mere contrived biopic. There is something transcendent about it, something that can enhance our understanding about America and the people who wield power over our lives.
The acting in J Edgar is okay with DiCaprio trying to fill in the gaps that surrounded Hoover's history. But an actor can only do so much with a weak script and Dustin Lance Black's script is very weak.
The best ideas are the obvious ones and that applies to bringing a film festival to Napa Valley. Who wouldn't want to attend a festival held in the...
Hollywood is the epicenter of entertainment -- but sometimes the masses forget it is a hub of not just film and television but of immense artistic talent outside those filmic confines.
Let's see: Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar," which opens in limited release Wednesday (11/9/11) before going wider on Friday, features a fully committed per...
Winner of this year's Ironic Film Title ribbon, Dream House marks director Jim Sheridan's attempt to explore the world of the psychological thriller, with a few surprising twists thrown in along the way.
Almost fifteen years after Titanic, with six Oscar nods and one win to her credit, Kate Winslet is an actress at the peak of her powers -- no longer a precocious ingénue, but a professional who's conscientiously developed her craft.
When thinking about 9/11, I try to honor those who lost their lives by remembering the feeling of pride in this country that occurred automatically and almost simultaneously afterwards in every American.
Celebrities -- such as Robert Redford, Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz -- are pilloried for advocating a lean, green lifestyle while tooling around in gas-guzzling limousines and private jets.
A hundred years ago there were 100,000 tigers in the wild. Today there are as few as 3,200.
This field of 10 illustrates how movies that would once have been judged just solid are now praised to the skies. To my mind, the Best Picture nominees that meet the historical standard number five.
after reading Michelle Rhee's two newest efforts to launch her own form of "Inception" -- her organization's inaugural policy agenda -- I see her fundamental misunderstanding about the power of ideas.
One interesting aspect of waiting to see certain Hollywood blockbusters on DVD is that you hear a lot in advance from the people who plunk down the bi...
There's no reason why they can't find talented 18- to 20-year-old actors to play angst-ridden roles. It would make the stories that much more credible as the actors age in the course of the series length.
Unless a play wins a Tony or a Pulitzer, chances are it won't get made into a feature film. So until a guy like me walks along, no one seems to bother.